Joseph Y. Bae*
Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Joseph Y. Bae (New York) is the Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of KKR. He joined KKR in 1996. Most recently, he was the Managing Partner of KKR Asia and the Global Head of KKR’s Infrastructure and Energy Real Asset businesses. Mr. Bae has been the architect of KKR’s Asian expansion since 2005 and has helped KKR build one of the largest and most successful Asia-Pacific investment platforms in the market. He is the Chairman of KKR’s Asia and Americas Private Equity Investment Committees and also serves on KKR’s European Private Equity, Growth Equity, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Special Situations Investment Committees. He is also a member of KKR’s Risk Management Committee and Inclusion and Diversity Council. Prior to KKR, Mr. Bae worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Principal Investment Area, where he was involved in a broad range of merchant banking transactions. He has a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. Mr. Bae serves on the boards of a number of non-profit educational and cultural institutions including, as a Trustee for Phillips Andover Academy, the Global Advisory Council at Harvard University, a Board member of Lincoln Center, The Asia Society and the Asia Art Archives.
Frank A. Baker*
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Siris Capital Group, LLC
Reginald F. Lewis Achievement Award Recipient
Mr. Frank Baker co-founded SAC Private Capital Group (PCG) in 2007 and serves as its Managing Director.
Mr. Baker is a Co-Founder of Siris Capital and manages Siris Partners II LP. Mr. Baker served as a Managing Director of RHJ US Management, Inc., a subsidiary of RHJ International S.A. He was responsible for making various private equity investments and taking RHJ International public on the Brussels Stock Exchange. He served as Managing Director RHJ International,
Co-CEO & Founding Partner TPG Keynote Speaker
James (“Jim”) Coulter is the Co-CEO and a Founding Partner of TPG. Mr. Coulter is a 1982 Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. In 1986, Mr. Coulter received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Mr. Coulter serves as a member on numerous corporate and charitable boards, including Creative Artists Agency, J.Crew Group, Philz Coffee, The Rise Fund, and Cirque du Soleil. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and Stanford University and was co-chair of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission.
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder & Co-CEO The Carlyle Group Keynote Speaker
David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $170 billion from 31 offices around the world.
Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review. From 1973-1975, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. From 1975-1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman).
Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of
Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Institute for Advanced Study; and President of the Economic Club of Washington. Mr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Business Council, Harvard Global Advisory Council (Chairman), Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and Board of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. Mr. Rubenstein has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution.
Co-Founding Partner Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer Teacher
Retirement System of Texas
Managing Director and CIO
IBM Retirement Funds
Court Square Capital Partners
Scott C. Evans
Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management & Chief Investment Officer
Office of the New York City Comptroller
Vicki L. Fuller
Chief Investment Officer
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Managing Director and Co-Head of Trading
Oaktree Capital Management
Loida Nicolas Lewis
Reginald F. Lewis Foundation
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
President & CEO
Managing Partner and Head of Investments
Senior Endowments & Foundations CIO
Northern Trust Investments
Pantheon Ventures (US)
Scott M. Stringer
New York City Comptroller
Kelly M. Williams
Chairman & CEO
Private Equity Women Investor Network
Cheryl D. Alston
Glenn R. August
W. Jeffrey Beckham
Andre P. Bennin
Tina N. Castro, CFA
Anthony J. de Nicola
David J. Grain
Xavier A. Gutierrez
Francis O. Idehen
Paul D. Kazilionis
Edward C. Keith III
Rommel A. Marseille
Dr. Kola Olofinboba
Andrew C. Palmer, CFA
Juan E. Sabater
Tom Tull, CFA
Willie E. Woods
Victor L. Wu
Patricia Miller Zollar
*Indicates SEO alumnus/a