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Johannes Huth

London, UK

Member & Head of KKR EMEA


Johannes Huth


Johannes Huth is a Member & Head of EMEA at KKR, the leading global investment firm. He is also a member of the Management Committee and several of KKR's Investment Committees.

Before joining KKR in 1999, Johannes was a Member of the Management Committee at Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investments for high-net-worth private & institutional clients and was jointly responsible for the firm’s operations in Europe. Previous to that he was Vice President of Salomon Brothers, working in the mergers and acquisitions departments in London and New York.

Johannes is currently Chairman of Hensoldt GmbH, Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Board of NXP Semiconductors NV, Member of the Board of SoftwareONE, and Member of the Supervisory Board of GEG German Estate Group AG.

He supports charitable organisations and was Chairman of the Trustees of Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation, which transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Design Museum, Trustee of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt and Trustee of The Education Endowment Foundation which was established by The Sutton Trust.

Additionally, Johannes is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Visiting Fellow to Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and Member of the Conseil d'Administration of Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Johannes Huth’s Newsfeed

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. ...

The Economist
Buy-out firms embrace Germany—and vice versa - Locusts in lederhosen

Last year KKR opened an office in Frankfurt. Its European boss is Johannes Huth, a German. Since it entered the country in 1999 it has spent $5bn on buying more than 20 German companies, including Arago, a maker of artificial-intelligence software, Hensoldt, a defence-electronics business, and gfk, a research firm.

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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

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.
Visiting Fellow
Oxford, UK
Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is a unique and historic institution. Teaching has existed at Oxford in some form since 1096.

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