Petraeus Named to Head-Up New KKR Global Institute

June 4, 2013 James Heinsman In the News

David Petraeus

David Petraeus

Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Company, the global private equity firm, announced that it was placing the former CIA Director David Petraeus in charge of the just-launched KKR Global Institute. The purpose of the institute is to examine global macroeconomics, social issues and geopolitical factors and their effect on investment strategies.

Included in Petraeus’ duties will be to aid KKR investment teams in their due diligence, most important of which will be when considering new locations for KKR investments.

Petraeus was highly acclaimed for his role in preventing a full-blown civil war from breaking out in Iraq while he was acting as the commander for the US forces there. President Barack Obama also called on Petraeus to take charge of the US troops in Afghanistan. Finally Obama gave Petraeus the reins of the CIA in 2011.

In November 2012 Petraeus resigned from the CIA due to the fallout from his confessed extramarital affair. Observers were shocked by the scandal of this widely respected military leader who was once seen as one of America’s top leaders and role models. There was even talk at one time of Petraeus possibly making a bid for the White House.

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