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Joseph Bae


Joseph Bae joined KKR in 1996 and is its Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bae has held numerous leadership roles at KKR. 


Mr. Bae was the architect of KKR’s expansion in Asia, building one of the largest and most successful platforms in the market. In addition to his role developing KKR’s Asia-Pacific platform, he has presided over business building in the firm’s private markets businesses, which included leading or serving on all of the investment committees and implementing the firm’s modern thematic investment approach. Mr. Bae serves on the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Council.


Mr. Bae is active in a number of non-profit educational and cultural institutions, including co-founding and serving on the board of The Asian American Foundation, serving as a member of Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council and serving as a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Lincoln Center.

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