KKR Capstone appoints Claus Benkert as head of Europe
Mr. Benkert will also be a member of the KKR European Portfolio Management Committee, which oversees value creation across KKR’s European investments in private equity, infrastructure and credit.
Mr. Benkert joins KKR Capstone following a long and illustrious career at McKinsey.
Over the course of more than 24 years, Mr. Benkert built a reputation for driving operational transformation and financial impact for his clients which have spanned the technology, telecommunications and IT services industries.
Mr. Benkert led McKinsey’s Munich office, one of its largest offices globally, for seven years, was a member of McKinsey’s German operating committee for the last decade, and has worked extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Mr. Benkert has also provided thought leadership as the developer and leader of McKinsey’s Centre for Client Capability, which trains clients, as well as McKinsey’s Academy Kitzbühel, which trains employees.
He has a Masters of Philosophy in Physics from Cambridge and a PhD in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München, Germany.