Global alternative asset and private equity investor KKR announced today the appointment of Kerryann Benjamin as Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Talent Management. In her new role, Benjamin will spearhead KKR’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy, as well as the firm’s talent development strategy.

Benjamin said:

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“I am honored to be joining KKR and to build on the momentum already underway to find and support best-in-class talent and drive greater diversity, inclusion and equity at a firm that rightly values its people as its greatest asset.”

Prior to joining KKR, Benjamin served at Goldman Sachs for nearly two decades in roles across the business and Human Capital Management team, most recently as Head of Firmwide Programming and Digital Learning. She also held other leadership roles at the firm, including Head of the Human Capital Management for the Consumer and Wealth Management business, and as Vice President – Global Leadership and Diversity.

Sandra Ozola, Global Head of Human Capital at KKR, said:

“While we are proud of the progress we have made over the last few years taking steps to increase our diversity and inclusion efforts, we are committed to going even further as we continue this important work with our employees and the communities that we serve. We recognize that we need to keep raising the bar, thinking big and being bold in taking actions in finding and retaining exceptional talent and having an inclusive workplace and experience for all. We also recognize that Kerryann is the right person to help us do exactly that, and we look forward to seeing all that we will accomplish under her leadership.”