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Akhil Puri joins KKR Capstone in Asia as India director

Akhil Puri has been appointed as director of KKR Capstone.

Puri joins KKR Capstone from TPG Capital.

Puri will lead KKR Capstone’s engagements with KKR’s portfolio companies in India.

KKR Capstone has a 16-member operational team of industry executives and functional specialists in Asia. The team works in partnership with KKR’s private equity investment professionals and portfolio company management teams to help businesses maximise their potential.

“We are extremely pleased to add Akhil to our regional KKR Capstone team,” says Scott Bookmyer, head of KKR Capstone Asia. “His proven track record of helping companies maximise performance throughout Asia will bring a powerful new capability to the value-add KKR Capstone brings to KKR’s India portfolio companies.”

Puri was a member of TPG Capital’s operating team since 2008 where he supported operational efforts across multiple portfolio companies in Indonesia, China, Singapore, Japan and India. His most recent assignment was as vice president, director and chief operating officer of BUMA and director at Delta Dunia.

“I am excited to join the KKR Capstone team,” says Puri. “KKR Capstone is a world-class private equity operations team that combines deep local knowledge with proven global resources and practices. I look forward to working with the dynamic companies in KKR’s India portfolio – helping them to grow both domestically and internationally.”

Prior to joining TPG Capital, Akhil held various leadership positions at General Motors in Detroit, US and Shanghai, China.

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