KKR Appoints Raymond J. McGuire as New Independent Director

KKR

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) today announced that Raymond J. McGuire has been appointed to the Board of Directors of KKR & Co. Inc. effective June 15, 2022. His appointment will bring the number of independent directors to thirteen out of a total of seventeen Board seats.

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KKR Appoints Raymond J. McGuire as New Independent Director (Photo: Business Wire)KKR Appoints Raymond J. McGuire as New Independent Director (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. McGuire is the former Vice Chairman of Citigroup, and, for over a decade, held various other senior leadership positions at Citigroup, including serving as the Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking.

KKR’s other independent directors include Adriane Brown (Managing Partner of Flying Fish Partners), Matthew Cohler (former General Partner at Benchmark), Mary Dillon (former Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Ulta Beauty, Inc.), Joseph Grundfest (Stanford Law Professor and former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission), Arturo Gutiérrez (Chief Executive Officer of Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V.), John Hess (Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation), Dane Holmes (Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eskalera, Inc.), Xavier Niel (Deputy Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Iliad SA), Patricia Russo (former Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent), Thomas Schoewe (former Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart), Robert Scully (former member of the Office of the Chairman of Morgan Stanley) and Evan Spiegel (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Snap Inc.).

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life, and reinsurance products under the management of Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

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Source: KKR & Co. Inc.

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CapMan Real Estate strengthens team in Denmark by hiring prominent real estate professional Carsten Kirk

CapMan Real Estate press release

June 01 2022 at 09:00 EEST

CapMan Real Estate strengthens team in Denmark by hiring prominent real estate professional Carsten Kirk

CapMan Real Estate hires Carsten Kirk as Development Director to strengthen its capabilities in Denmark. Mr. Kirk comes with extensive experience and a broad network within the Danish real estate industry. In this new role, he will further execute CapMan Real Estate’s strategy in Denmark and prepare the business for future growth.

CapMan Real Estate has appointed Carsten Kirk to Development Director at CapMan Real Estate Denmark. In this key role, he will be responsible for CapMan Real Estate’s development projects in Denmark. Mr. Kirk will be based in Copenhagen and start in his position on 1 June 2022.

This appointment is a central building block in the execution of CapMan Real Estate ‘s strategic ambitions in Denmark. The team has demonstrated a consistent track record of productive dealmaking and executed on several successful value-add projects. Most recently, the team leased out a unique office space in Copenhagen which is undergoing a complete transformation from a 140-year-old warehouse building, originally used as a storage and brewery for Carlsberg, into high-end office premises. CapMan Real Estate is looking to further expand its scope of activities in Denmark and to further diversify its current platform, keeping ahead of the curve to be able to fulfil future investment needs.

“We are very happy to get Carsten onboard with us. His skill set and character are a perfect fit for CapMan, and we expect our co-operation to be productive on many levels. By appointing Carsten into this new role, we want to further strengthen our existing asset management platform while preparing for future growth. Carsten plays a key role in this development, and as we move forward, executing on our strategy, we expect there will be more hires to follow in the near future,” says Peter Gill, Partner, and Head of CapMan Real Estate Denmark.

“I am very pleased with joining the team at CapMan and bringing my more than 35 years of experience in investing, dealmaking, and developing real estate to good use. I look forward to acquainting myself with the team and tasks and get to work, focusing on value optimization and generating a sustainable and attractive return for CapMan’s investors”, shares Carsten Kirk, Development Director at CapMan Real Estate.

Mr. Kirk has over 35 years of experience working within the Danish real estate industry, where he also has a significant and relevant network. Most recently he worked as Project Director at MT Højgaard Projektudvikling, where he stayed for over seven years. Mr. Kirk is an accomplished real estate professional, having accumulated experience from virtually every segment within the industry, often working on the most demanding cases.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Gill, Partner, Head of CapMan Real Estate Denmark, tel: +45 20 43 55 63

About CapMan

CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation. As one of the private equity pioneers in the Nordics we have built value in unlisted businesses, real estate, and infrastructure for over three decades. With over 4.7 billion in assets under management, our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. We are dedicated to set science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover minority and majority investments in portfolio companies and real estate, and infrastructure assets. We also provide wealth management solutions. Our service business includes procurement and analysis, reporting and back office services. Altogether, CapMan employs approximately 180 professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London and Luxembourg. We have been listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki since 2001. Read more at www.capman.com.

Photo: Carsten Kirk by Richard-Clark

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Industry Leader Caroline O’Connell Joins Motive Partners

Motive Partners

Financial industry strategic and innovation leader brings broad expertise across financial services, wealth management and insurance industries to further enhance portfolio company growth as Industry Partner
New York and London, June 1, 2022 – Motive Partners (“Motive”), a specialist private equity firm focused on financial technology, today announced the appointment of Caroline O’Connell as an Industry Partner.
Motive Partners believes the adoption of new digital channels, innovative processes, and technologies will yield value-creating opportunities for forward-thinking investment firms that attract and develop world-class talent. As an Industry Partner, Caroline will advise the Motive Funds’ portfolio companies, bringing her unique expertise across the financial technology space as a seasoned operator. In this role, Caroline will focus on several areas including the design and execution of marketing, communications, human resources, and procurement strategies.

Before joining Motive Partners, Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee and the first Chief Strategy and Customer Experience Officer of Equitable, a financial services and insurance firm. Prior to Equitable, Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee of BNY Mellon and the Executive Committee of BNY Mellon Investment Services, where she was the first Chief Marketing Officer.
In addition, Caroline was the first Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at BNY Mellon Pershing, building Pershing’s marketing function from the ground up and leading strategy, communications, and product management.
Rob Heyvaert, Founder & Managing Partner at Motive Partners, commented: “As we continue to prove that technology has the ability to unlock huge value for financial technology portfolio companies, building out our team of world-class talent is an area of critical focus at Motive Partners, and one that I remain more passionate than ever about. With Caroline’s appointment, we continue to extend our edge, and look forward to working closely with Caroline as we design and execute our value creation plans with our portfolio companies.”

About Motive Partners
Motive Partners is a specialist private equity firm with offices in New York City and London, focusing on growth equity and buyout investments in software and information services companies based in North America and Europe and serving five primary subsectors: Banking & Payments, Capital Markets, Data & Analytics, Investment Management and Insurance. Motive Partners brings differentiated expertise, connectivity and capabilities to create long-term value in financial technology companies.
More information on Motive Partners can be found at www.motivepartners.com
For more information please contact:
Sam Tidswell-Norrish
Managing Director, Investor Relations
+447855910178 | sam@motivepartners.com

Biography
Caroline O’Connell is an innovator and accomplished marketing, strategy, and client experience executive who has added value to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), venture capital and private equity firms, and Fortune 200 and 500 global companies across the financial services, wealth management, and insurance industries. Caroline is recognized for her strategic impact by leading and delivering innovative B2B, D2C, and B2B2C marketing strategies, human-centered design approaches, and transformational initiatives.
Caroline is an Independent Director and member of the Compensation Committee of Kingwood Acquisition Corp., a New York Stock Exchange-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on the wealth management industry. She is a Senior Advisor and member of the Omega Network for Omega Venture Partners. She is also an Advisor to Provable Markets and Trove Collective.
Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee and the first Chief Strategy and Customer Experience Officer of Equitable.
Caroline O’Connell, Industry Partner at Motive Partners commented: “I am thrilled to join the talented team of investors, operators and innovators at Motive Partners. This is a terrific opportunity to bring my experience, knowledge, skills, and industry relationships together to help build a transformational set of solutions for the Motive wealth management ecosystem. Working with Rob and the team, I look forward to helping the portfolio of companies further realize their significant potential. It is my firm belief that investment firms that combine capital with transformational capability will be well placed to create significant long-term value for all stakeholders.”
Prior to Equitable, Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee of BNY Mellon and the Executive Committee of BNY Mellon Investment Services, where she was the first Chief Marketing Officer.
Caroline was the first Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at BNY Mellon Pershing. She built Pershing’s marketing function from the ground up and led strategy, communications, the chief of staff function for the Chief Executive Officer, innovation, and product management.

Caroline was a member of BNY Mellon’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Operating Committee, the first co-chair of Pershing’s Diversity Advisory Board, and was a member of the BNY Mellon Women’s Initiative Network Executive Committee at its inception.
The Financial Communications Society (FCS) awarded Caroline the Jamie E. DePeau Leadership Award, its highest honor, in recognition of her work that inspires others to think big and perform at their highest potential. She was an invited participant at the Aspen Institute Roundtable for Institutional Innovation. She was nominated to attend Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Forum and the Next Women 50 Executive Leadership Forum. She was also a guest lecturer in the Executive MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Caroline is active in industry organizations and board service. She is a member of Extraordinary Women on Boards and is a founding member of the Outthinker Chief Strategy Officer Network and Chair of its Advisory Board. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of the Insured Retirement Institute. She was also a member of the FCS Marketing Leadership Roundtable.
Caroline earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

Important Information
Forward-looking statements herein are based on the beliefs and assumptions using information currently available. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. They also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Motive’s Industry Partners are third-party consultants engaged for their recognized expertise to advise Motive personnel and are not employees of Motive Partners.

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Industry Leader Caroline O’Connell Joins Motive Partners

Financial industry strategic and innovation leader brings broad expertise across financial services, wealth management and insurance industries to further enhance portfolio company growth as Industry Partner
New York and London, June 1, 2022 – Motive Partners (“Motive”), a specialist private equity firm focused on financial technology, today announced the appointment of Caroline O’Connell as an Industry Partner.
Motive Partners believes the adoption of new digital channels, innovative processes, and technologies will yield value-creating opportunities for forward-thinking investment firms that attract and develop world-class talent. As an Industry Partner, Caroline will advise the Motive Funds’ portfolio companies, bringing her unique expertise across the financial technology space as a seasoned operator. In this role, Caroline will focus on several areas including the design and execution of marketing, communications, human resources, and procurement strategies.
Before joining Motive Partners, Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee and the first Chief Strategy and Customer Experience Officer of Equitable, a financial services and insurance firm. Prior to Equitable, Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee of BNY Mellon and the Executive Committee of BNY Mellon Investment Services, where she was the first Chief Marketing Officer.
In addition, Caroline was the first Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at BNY Mellon Pershing, building Pershing’s marketing function from the ground up and leading strategy, communications, and product management.
Rob Heyvaert, Founder & Managing Partner at Motive Partners, commented: “As we continue to prove that technology has the ability to unlock huge value for financial technology portfolio companies, building out our team of world-class talent is an area of critical focus at Motive Partners, and one that I remain more passionate than ever about. With Caroline’s appointment, we continue to extend our edge, and look forward to working closely with Caroline as we design and execute our value creation plans with our portfolio companies.”
About Motive Partners
Motive Partners is a specialist private equity firm with offices in New York City and London, focusing on growth equity and buyout investments in software and information services companies based in North America and Europe and serving five primary subsectors: Banking & Payments, Capital Markets, Data & Analytics, Investment Management and Insurance. Motive Partners brings differentiated expertise, connectivity and capabilities to create long-term value in financial technology companies.
More information on Motive Partners can be found at www.motivepartners.com
For more information please contact:
Sam Tidswell-Norrish
Managing Director, Investor Relations
+447855910178 | sam@motivepartners.com

Biography
Caroline O’Connell is an innovator and accomplished marketing, strategy, and client experience executive who has added value to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), venture capital and private equity firms, and Fortune 200 and 500 global companies across the financial services, wealth management, and insurance industries. Caroline is recognized for her strategic impact by leading and delivering innovative B2B, D2C, and B2B2C marketing strategies, human-centered design approaches, and transformational initiatives.
Caroline is an Independent Director and member of the Compensation Committee of Kingwood Acquisition Corp., a New York Stock Exchange-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on the wealth management industry. She is a Senior Advisor and member of the Omega Network for Omega Venture Partners. She is also an Advisor to Provable Markets and Trove Collective.
Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee and the first Chief Strategy and Customer Experience Officer of Equitable.
Caroline O’Connell, Industry Partner at Motive Partners commented: “I am thrilled to join the talented team of investors, operators and innovators at Motive Partners. This is a terrific opportunity to bring my experience, knowledge, skills, and industry relationships together to help build a transformational set of solutions for the Motive wealth management ecosystem. Working with Rob and the team, I look forward to helping the portfolio of companies further realize their significant potential. It is my firm belief that investment firms that combine capital with transformational capability will be well placed to create significant long-term value for all stakeholders.”

Prior to Equitable, Caroline was a member of the Operating Committee of BNY Mellon and the Executive Committee of BNY Mellon Investment Services, where she was the first Chief Marketing Officer.
Caroline was the first Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at BNY Mellon Pershing. She built Pershing’s marketing function from the ground up and led strategy, communications, the chief of staff function for the Chief Executive Officer, innovation, and product management.
Caroline was a member of BNY Mellon’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Operating Committee, the first co-chair of Pershing’s Diversity Advisory Board, and was a member of the BNY Mellon Women’s Initiative Network Executive Committee at its inception.
The Financial Communications Society (FCS) awarded Caroline the Jamie E. DePeau Leadership Award, its highest honor, in recognition of her work that inspires others to think big and perform at their highest potential. She was an invited participant at the Aspen Institute Roundtable for Institutional Innovation. She was nominated to attend Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Forum and the Next Women 50 Executive Leadership Forum. She was also a guest lecturer in the Executive MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Caroline is active in industry organizations and board service. She is a member of Extraordinary Women on Boards and is a founding member of the Outthinker Chief Strategy Officer Network and Chair of its Advisory Board. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of the Insured Retirement Institute. She was also a member of the FCS Marketing Leadership Roundtable.
Caroline earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
Important Information
Forward-looking statements herein are based on the beliefs and assumptions using information currently available. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. They also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Motive’s Industry Partners are third-party consultants engaged for their recognized expertise to advise Motive personnel and are not employees of Motive Partners.

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Cinven expands its Portfolio team

Cinven

International private equity firm Cinven today announces that it has hired a new Managing Director in its Portfolio team.

Sebastian Jaeger, Managing Director – Sebastian joins Cinven from Kloeckner Pentaplast, where he was Chief Transformation Officer, responsible for Business Transformation, Corporate Strategy & Development, Corporate M&A, Group Sustainability and Group Communications. Prior to Kloeckner Pentaplast, Sebastian worked at AlixPartners, where his role included leading transformation and value creation projects. Prior to that Sebastian worked at Bosch Power Tools and Robert Bosch France.

Commenting on Sebastian’s appointment, Thilo Sautter, Partner at Cinven who leads the Portfolio team that provides strategic operational expertise to Cinven’s portfolio companies, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Sebastian to the team. He brings with him a wealth of international management and consulting experience across a range of sectors, which will be vital to us and our portfolio companies.

“Sebastian’s appointment and the continued expansion of the Portfolio team not only highlights the importance of the team within Cinven, but Cinven’s commitment to investing in, and developing, the talent within each team and across the wider firm.”

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Pantheon appoints Eimear Palmer as Partner and Global Head of ESG

Appointment enhances Pantheon’s track record of ESG leadership in private markets
 Eimear brings deep and specialized experience from 14 years in private equity-focused ESG roles
 New position sits within Pantheon’s investment function and includes leadership of the firm’s established, cross-functional ESG Committee

Pantheon, a leading global private markets investor, is delighted to announce the appointment of Eimear Palmer as Partner and Global Head of ESG. In this new role, which sits within Pantheon’s investment function, Eimear will oversee and further develop the firm’s established ESG strategy and range of initiatives, reflecting our ongoing commitment to integrating ESG principles throughout our business and enhancing our track record of leadership in private markets on a topic that is of growing importance to investors.

Recognized for her expertise in responsible investment and engagement with key stakeholders, Eimear is a founder of the UK network of Initiative Climat International, an investor-led platform focused on climate action among leading global private market organizations, of which Pantheon is a signatory. She brings 14 years of experience in private equity-focused ESG, including through her most recent role as Managing Director and Head of Responsible Investment at Intermediate Capital Group (ICG). Eimear previously worked at the Carlyle Group, where she implemented an enhanced ESG framework for Carlyle Europe Partners.
At Pantheon, Eimear will lead our cross-functional ESG Committee, which is charged with coordinating our broader approach to ESG, both within the firm and across our investment processes, as well as in our engagement with our clients, the industry and our wider communities. She will join the firm in London in August and report to Investment Partner Alex Scott, who, alongside Hong Kong-based Investment Partner Jie Gong, has played a key role in developing Pantheon’s ESG efforts as Co-Head of our ESG Committee.
“Pantheon has long been an innovator in responsible investment practices and, with Eimear’s leadership as Global Head of ESG, we look forward to enhancing the capabilities we offer our clients and our role in the development of best practices across our industry,” said Alex Scott.

Pantheon has been at the forefront of efforts to shape a more sustainable global financial system since 2007, when it became only the second global private equity firm to sign on to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). More recently we have developed a climate risk mapping tool across our infrastructure investment programs in partnership with specialist consultancy ERM, which is helping us to produce reporting to clients in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), of which we are a signatory.

“We recognize the importance of strong ESG practices to delivering on the long-term objectives of our investors,” said Paul Ward, Managing Partner at Pantheon. “I look forward to welcoming Eimear to Pantheon, where her formidable experience will help us build on our track record of ESG leadership and support the continued evolution of our policies, practices and range of industry partnerships.”
***Ends

Notes to Editors
For further information, please contact:
Ashley Wassall, Head of Client Communications
Tel: +44 20 3356 1763 | C: +44 7776 778 620 | Email: ashley.wassall@pantheon.com

About Pantheon
Pantheon Group* (“Pantheon”) is a leading global private markets firm currently investing on behalf of approximately 865 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Pantheon has an established reputation across private market asset classes, covering all stages and geographies, and provides investment solutions that include flagship fund offerings, as well as integrated programs and customized solutions.

As of December 31, 2021 Pantheon had $84.6 billion assets under management and advice and the firm currently has more than 400 employees located across its offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Seoul**, Bogotá**, Tokyo, Dublin and Berlin. Its global workforce includes more than 115 investment professionals.

Pantheon is majority-owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is a NYSE-listed global asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. The ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations.
* Pantheon Group refers to the subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings of Pantheon Ventures Inc. and AMG Plymouth UK Holdings Limited and includes operating entities principally based in the US (San Francisco and New York), UK (London), Hong Kong, Guernsey, Tokyo and Dublin. Pantheon Ventures Inc. and Pantheon Ventures (US) LP are registered as investment advisors with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”); Pantheon

Securities, LLC is a broker dealer registered with the SEC and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom. Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Pantheon Ventures (Guernsey) Ltd and a number of other Pantheon entities incorporated in Guernsey are regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Pantheon Ventures (Asia) Limited is registered as a Type II Financial Instruments Business and Investment Advisory and Agency Business Operator with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau in Japan (KLFB).
** Please note that the Bogotá office is a representative office of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP (“PV US”), and that a Korean subsidiary of PV US has opened the office in Seoul.
This press release is not an offer of securities for sale. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. © 2022

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Pablo Isla Joins General Atlantic as Global Senior Advisor

General Atlantic

General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Pablo Isla has joined the firm as a Global Senior Advisor. Based in Europe, Mr. Isla will provide strategic support and counsel to General Atlantic’s global Consumer and Technology investment teams and portfolio companies, with a focus on digital enablement.

Mr. Isla joins General Atlantic following a distinguished career at Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers comprising brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2011, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2019, and after that, as Executive Chairman until March 31, 2022. Under his stewardship, Inditex became a global leader in digital transformation and sustainability. Mr. Isla oversaw the adoption of a wholly integrated model underpinned by data, which enabled Inditex to coordinate a single global inventory and leverage cutting-edge tracking technology to evolve the experience for end users and stakeholders along each step of the supply chain.

Prior to his leadership tenure at Inditex, Mr. Isla served as Co-Executive Chairman of Altadis Group, a Franco-Spanish multinational, and before that was Group General Counsel at Banco Popular, following a previous stint at the financial services firm earlier in his career from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Isla was named the best performing CEO in the world by the Harvard Business Review in 2017 and 2018.

“Having steered some of the world’s most recognizable brands through their journeys to transform operations for the digital age, Pablo is an invaluable addition to our firm and brings with him deep knowledge of consumers across the globe,” said Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO of General Atlantic. “Pablo fostered a true culture of entrepreneurship at Inditex. He shares General Atlantic’s longstanding belief in the importance of innovation and power of digital adoption, with a long-term perspective on value creation. These are core areas of focus for our investment teams that partner with consumer-focused businesses, and we look forward to the ways Pablo will help us enhance our portfolio company support and broaden the global GA network.”

Pablo Isla commented, “It is a pleasure to be joining General Atlantic, a growth firm that brings true company-building capabilities to management teams around the globe. I look forward to working with this next generation of entrepreneurs who are building businesses for the digital age and embracing diversity and creativity across their organizations as they scale.”

Mr. Isla has served as a Director on Nestlé’s Board of Directors since 2018. He also serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board at IE University and as a director on several foundation and institutional boards, including the Prado Museum and the Fundación La Caixa.

Mr. Isla graduated with a Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid and joined the State Lawyers Corps in 1989.

About General Atlantic

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 445 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic currently has over $84 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of December 31, 2021, and more than 215 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit the website: www.generalatlantic.com.

Media Contacts

Mary Armstrong & Emily Japlon
General Atlanticmedia@generalatlantic.com

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Megan Bailey joins the Novo Holdings Advisory Group

Novo Holdings

Novo Holdings is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Bailey, CEO of Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx), to the Novo Advisory Group (NAG) – an expert panel of senior industry leaders that supports Novo Holdings in analysing and monitoring its larger life science investments.

Kasim Kutay, CEO of Novo Holdings, said: “With a track record at the intersection of personalised medicine, diagnostics, and health care IT, Megan brings a strong understanding to the NAG of some of the most important convergence trends in the world of healthcare. I am delighted to welcome Megan to the NAG and very much look forward to her contributions.”

Megan Bailey has over 19 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Before becoming CEO of PGDx, she served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, leading the marketing, sales, and customer support teams. Before that, Megan was Vice President, Marketing. PGDx was founded in 2010 to help bring novel genomic diagnostic approaches to patients with cancer.

Prior to joining PGDx in 2018, Megan had held several senior commercial roles at diagnostics company Ventana Medical Systems and subsequently at Roche.

Megan Bailey said: “It is an honour to join this group of extraordinary industry leaders and a team of people so committed to impacting health, science, and society in a meaningful way, and I look forward to contributing to this noble mission.”

About Megan Bailey

American citizen

Career

2020 – CEO, PDGx

2018 – 2020: Various roles with PDGx, including Chief Commercial
Officer and Vice President, Marketing

2016 – 2018: Senior Director, Sales, Roche

2012 – 2015: Group Marketing Manager, Roche

2008 – 2012: Various positions at Ventana Medical Systems, including Senior International Product Manager

Current board positions
Megan serves on the UMB Foundation Board of Trustees and the Army West Point Athletic Association Board of Directors.

Education
Megan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

About Novo Holdings A/S

Novo Holdings A/S is a private limited liability company wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. It is the holding company of the Novo Group, comprising Novo Nordisk A/S and Novozymes A/S, and is responsible for managing the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s assets.

Novo Holdings is recognized as a leading international life science investor, with a focus on creating long-term value. As a life science investor, Novo Holdings provides seed and venture capital to development-stage companies and takes significant ownership positions in growth and well-established companies. Novo Holdings also manages a broad portfolio of diversified financial assets.

Further information

Marie-Louise Jersin, Senior Communications Partner, +45 3049 4957, maj@novo.dk

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Brooks Entwistle proposed as new Board member of EQT AB

eqt

EQT AB (publ) today announced that the nomination committee proposes Brooks Entwistle as Board member in EQT AB, bringing a broad experience from the global capital markets and the tech industry.

Brooks Entwistle is currently SVP of Global Customer Success at blockchain company Ripple and has a vast experience from leading positions in both tech and financial markets throughout the APAC region, spanning over 30 years. Prior to joining Ripple, Brooks Entwistle served as Chief Business Officer International for Uber, responsible for business development and the firm’s relationships across Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. Among previous experiences, he spent 22 years at Goldman Sachs in various capacities, including as Partner CEO of Goldman Sachs India, Goldman Sachs South East Asia, as well as CEO of Goldman Sachs Singapore.

Jacob Wallenberg, Chairperson of the nomination committee, comments, “Brooks Entwistle’s collective experience and expertise from the international tech scene and global capital markets will add vital perspectives to EQT’s growth agenda, especially with the added focus on Asia and the combination with BPEA.”

Edith Cooper has declined re-election, after serving on the Board for four years. Conni Jonsson, Chairperson of the EQT AB Board, comments, “Edith is a true challenger who has built awareness around various topics, including diversity and inclusion, and she established and developed the Remuneration Committee under a period of rapid growth. I’m very grateful for Edith’s contributions, especially during the IPO process. Her vast experience and commitment to the Board has been invaluable.”

The nomination committee’s complete proposals to EQT AB’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting are included in the notice and the nomination committee’s motivated opinion, published on EQT’s website. EQT AB’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting is held on 1 June 2022. The proposal of Brooks Entwistle as new Board member is subject to relevant regulatory approvals.

The nomination committee comprises Conni Jonsson, Chairperson of the EQT AB Board and members appointed by the four largest shareholders in EQT AB: Jacob Wallenberg (Chairperson of the nomination committee), appointed by Investor AB, Harry Klagsbrun, appointed by Bark Partners AB, Shireesh Vasupalli, appointed by Lennart Blecher, Hans Sterte, appointed by Alecta.

Contact

Olof Svensson, Head of Shareholder Relations, +46 72 989 09 15
Rickard Buch, Managing Director, Communications, +46 70 855 03 56
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About EQT

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Blackstone Announces Len Laufer, a Leader in Data Science and Technology across the Financial Services Industry, as Senior Advisor

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New York, April 26, 2022 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced the appointment of Len Laufer, a pioneer in data science and long-time executive across the financial services industry, as a senior advisor. He will advise across Blackstone’s businesses, with a focus on Blackstone Growth (BXG), the firm’s growth equity investing platform.

Mr. Laufer brings a rare combination of experience as both a successful entrepreneur and Fortune 100 leader across industries. In 1997, he founded Argus Information and Advisory Services and grew the company over the next 15 years into a leading provider of information and analytical solutions to the payments industry. After selling the business in 2012, Mr. Laufer went on to lead JPMorgan Chase’s machine learning and data science efforts as Head of Intelligent Solutions. Most recently, he served as CEO of Cerberus Technology Solutions, the operating subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, which focused on the use of technology, data and artificial intelligence in investment activities and at the firm’s portfolio companies. Mr. Laufer also served as Co-Chairman of the Board for Alberstons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, until 2021.

Vini Letteri, Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Services for Blackstone Growth, said: “Len’s breadth of experience and first-hand understanding of the challenges of scaling a business will be invaluable to our portfolio companies and their founders. All companies, regardless of their industry, are looking to better use technology to improve their business and protect against disruption. Len’s knowledge will be a real benefit as they face these challenges.”

Len Laufer added: “I applaud Blackstone’s emphasis on the importance of data and technology as both an investing theme and as an operational imperative for the companies across its portfolio. I look forward to working with the BXG team and others across the firm in these efforts.”

Mr. Laufer graduated cum laude with honors from Harvard College with an AB in Social Studies, and earned an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Blackstone
Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $915 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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