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Johannes Huth

Partner & Head of KKR EMEA


London, UK

Johannes Huth


Johannes is currently Chairman of Hensoldt GmbH, Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of SoftwareOne.

Johannes P Huth joined KKR in May 1999 and is a Member of KKR and Head of KKR’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and several of the Firm’s Investment Committees. Prior to joining KKR, Johannes was a member of the Management Committee of Investcorp and jointly responsible for Investcorp's operations in Europe. From 1986 to 1991, he worked at Salomon Brothers, where he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions departments in London and New York.

He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Design Museum, Trustee of the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt, Member of Council and Audit Committee, LSE, and a Member of the Global Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Conseil d’Administration of Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer. Johannes is an avid skier and cyclist.

He earned a BSc with Highest Honors from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Johannes Huth’s Newsfeed

This is Money
Private equity baron secures seat on board of company behind make-up brands Rimmel and Max Factor...

...amid speculation that predator is circling. This Is Money announces the Head of Europe at KKR, Johannes Huth's recent appointment as a Member of the Board at Coty, the global cosmetics firm.

Global Cosmetics News
KKR snaps up Coty’s Professional Beauty arm

Johannes Huth, Partner and Head of KKR EMEA said “Coty is a leader in the attractive global beauty market with iconic brands, global presence and scale, and a strong track record of innovation and growth. We are excited to form this partnership to invest in Coty to support it through this period of unprecedented global uncertainty and allow it to emerge as a stronger, more agile business."

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Johannes Huth’s Background

Partner & Head of KKR EMEA
May 1999 - Present
London, UK
KKR is a leading global investment management firm. They have an industrialist vision and aim to generate attractive returns by pursuing excellence.
Member of the Management Committee & Head of Europe
Jan 1991 - Apr 1999
London, UK
Investcorp is a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments for high-net-worth private & institutional clients.
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Other Business Interests

Coty Inc.
Member of the Board
May 2020 - Present
London, UK
Established in 1904, Coty is a multinational beauty company. Coty has multiple subsidiaries including Rimmel and Wella that develop, manufacture and distribute cosmetics, fragrances, skincare, hair products and nail care. In 2018 the global organisation had a revenue of $9.4 billion.
Axel Springer SE
Member of the Supervisory Board
Jan 2020 - Present
Berlin, DE
Founded in 1946, Axel Springer SE is the largest digital publishing house in Europe. The European media and technology company is active in more than 40 countries and has over 15,000 employees. In 2015, the company's revenue was calculated at €3.3 billion.
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Current Board Positions

Hensoldt GmbH
Taufkirchen, DE
Hensoldt GmbH is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in defence and security electronics. The company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions.
NXP Semiconductors NV
Vice Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Eindhoven, NL
NXP Semiconductors NV is a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer which employs around 31,000 people in more than 35 countries, including 11,200 engineers in 33 countries.
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Previous Board Positions

London School of Economics
Governor Emeritus
London, UK
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Its research and teaching include the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting & finance.


Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
The Education Endowment Foundation was established by The Sutton Trust, with a £125m founding grant from the Department for Education.
Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation
Chairman of the Trustees
Apr 2009 - May 2018
London, UK
Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the support they need to succeed in school, work and life.

Johannes Huth’s Education

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London School of Economics
BSc Economics
1981 - 1984