David Petraeus

Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Former US Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

   David H. Petraeus joined KKR in June 2013 as Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He was made a Partner in December 2014. The Global Institute supports the KKR investment and thought leadership processes, focusing on geopolitical and macro-economic trends, as well as environmental, social, and governance issues that shape the investment climate. General Petraeus also serves as a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at CUNY's Macaulay Honors College, as a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, and as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center. Prior to joining KKR, Gen. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including tours in Cold War Europe, the United States, Central America, Haiti, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the greater Middle East. He culminated his military service with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of: the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the fight to Baghdad and the first year in Iraq; Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq over 15 subsequent months; Multi-National Force-Iraq during the Surge from February 2007 to September 2008; U.S. Central Command from 2008 to 2010; and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. After General Petraeus’ retirement from the military, and following confirmation by the Senate by a vote of 94-0, he served as Director of the CIA (2011-2012), during which time the Agency played the central role in a number of important achievements in the global war on terror, established an overarching strategic campaign plan, and pursued initiatives to invest additional resources in its most important element, its human capital.​

  

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