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KKR appoints Haroun van Hövell as a Head of the EMEA Energy Team

KKR has appointed Haroun van Hövell as a Managing Director and the Head of its Energy Team covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Haroun van Hövell joined KKR from Riverstone Holdings, where he was a Managing Director and responsible for sourcing and managing investments across the energy industry, with a particular focus on the exploration & production and midstream sectors. Haroun’s prior experience also includes 4Gas Holding, The Carlyle Group and Salomon Smith Barney.

Johannes Huth, member and head of KKR EMEA, says: “I am delighted that Haroun is joining our team here in London as we continue to build our energy team both in Europe and globally. KKR is an active investor across the entire energy spectrum, and I am certain that Haroun’s knowledge and network will be of great value to our firm.”

Marc Lipschultz, member and global head of energy and infrastructure, adds: “I believe the EMEA region will present many attractive investment opportunities and Haroun’s involvement will enable us to pursue many of those opportunities with great success.”

Haroun commented on his appointment: “I am excited to join an investment firm with such an outstanding global reputation. KKR’s longstanding presence and track record in the EMEA region and its flexible and entrepreneurial approach to investments in the energy sector are particularly attractive.”

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