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Johannes Huth

Member & 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

Axel Springer SE: Changes to the Supervisory Board

Following KKR’s strategic investment in Axel Springer SE, the company has today announced changes to its Supervisory Board. Johannes Huth, 59, Member and Head of KKR EMEA, Philipp Freise, 46, Member and Co-Head of EMEA Private Equity at KKR, and Franziska Kayser, 32, Director in Private Equity at KKR with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), have been appointed to the Supervisory Board.

KKR Closes Latest Flagship European Buyout Fund at €5.8bn

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final closing of European Fund V (“the Fund”), a €5.8bn fund focused on private equity-related transactions in the core markets of Western Europe... Johannes Huth, Member and Head of KKR EMEA, said “KKR has been investing in Europe for over twenty years and our position has never been stronger. ...

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Johannes Huth’s Background

Member & 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

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.
Jan 1997 - Present
London, UK
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress for over a quarter of a century.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

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.
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 Non-Executive Positions

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.


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.
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