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Johannes Huth

Partner & Head of KKR EMEA


London, UK

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Johannes Huth’s Biography

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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Current Board Positions

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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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.
The Design Museum
Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees
Apr 2010 - Present
London, UK
The Design Museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.
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Academic Appointments

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
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.
The University of Oxford
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.
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Johannes Huth’s Education

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London School of Economics
BSc Economics
1981 - 1984

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