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KKR makes key appointment to global infrastructure team

Charlie Gailliot has joined global private investment firm KKR as Co-Head of the Global Climate strategy, rounding out a leadership team focused on climate-related investments as part of KKR’s infrastructure platform. 

Gailliot, who is based in New York, joins Global Climate Co-Head Emmanuel Lagarrigue, also based in New York, and Neil Arora, who leads the strategy in Asia and is based in Singapore.

Gailliot joins KKR after 20 years as a private markets investor at Goldman Sachs, where he most recently served as a Partner and head of the Energy Transition and the Diversified Industrials investment teams. Prior to joining KKR, Lagarrigue was an executive committee member at Schneider Electric, where he led the transformation of the company into a leader in energy management infrastructure, industrial software and sustainability services. Arora joined KKR from Macquarie where he was the head of the firm’s Green Investment Group for Asia-Pacific, with a focus on renewable energy asset development.

KKR has committed more than $40 billion to sustainability-focused investments, including over $30bn to climate and environmental sustainability investments since 2010. Examples of the firm’s investments in the energy transition to date include multiple renewables-focused partnerships with NextEra Energy, a leading generator of energy from the wind and sun; Virescent Infrastructure, a renewable energy platform in India; and Viridor, a UK-based waste-to-energy company, among several others.

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