KKR bolsters expertise in Global Impact unit

International strength and local market expertise are key ingredients for finding impact investments, the firm said


Joe McGrath

Alternative investment specialist KKR has appointed two new business leaders to its Global Impact business from other parts of the firm.

Stanislas de Joussineau will head up the GI team in Europe while Sharon Yang is to join as a senior investor in Asia.

De Joussineau has been with KKR for around 10 years, working as a private equity investor. Most recently, he was part of the firm’s technology and retail sector teams in Europe. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the KKR Global Impact team in Europe and developing the group’s activities in the region. De Joussineau will serve as a member of the firm’s Global Impact Investment Committee and Portfolio Management Committee.

Yang joined KKR in 2009 where her responsibilities included portfolio, strategy, operating, capital raising and capital markets activities across private equity, growth equity and real estate in Asia. In her new role, Yang will become a senior member of the KKR Global Impact investment team in Asia and focus on regional sourcing, investment and portfolio activities. She will continue to work closely with the Asia Private Equity team.

In a media statement, Robert Antablin and Ken Mehlman, co-heads of KKR Global Impact said that both employees are “seasoned professionals with deep relationships.”

“This combination of KKR’s global strength and local market expertise is key to capturing the many opportunities we’re seeing for impact investments around the globe,” they said.

“These additions further underscore our commitment to growing KKR Global Impact in Europe and Asia. We are thrilled to welcome Stan and Sharon to our team.”


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