Global private investment firm KKR is expanding its operations in India with the opening of a new office in Gurugram, which the firm expects to be home to some 150 new staff by early 2024.
KKR says the Gurugram-based team of finance, operations, human capital and technology talent will support KKR’s growth and enhance the firm’s business operations, as well as allow for a global operating model that aims to deliver consistent service and coverage to internal and external clients across the world.
Gurugram has established itself as a hub for international corporations because of its proximity to New Delhi, India’s capital.
As part of the expansion, Nisha Awasthi as been appointed as a Managing Director to manage the new office. Awasthi joins KKR after spending nearly two decades at BlackRock, where she was most recently Head of Financial Markets Advisory at BlackRock India, also based in Gurugram.
With the new office, KKR now has a presence in 24 cities across four continents, including nine in Asia Pacific – Beijing, Gurugram, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.