KKR Investment Firm Hires New EMEA Communications Manager
LONDON – Global investment firm KKR has appointed Annabel Arthur as the new head of EMEA corporate communications.
Arthur joins KKR from investment firm The Carlyle Group, where she was responsible for Asia Pacific Corporate Communications, leading communications strategy in the region. She built and led a renewed communications approach for Carlyle in Asia Pacific, working with global and local corporate leadership.
Before joining Carlyle, she worked for ten years in an agency in London and Hong Kong, notably at Brunswick and MHP.
In his new role, Arthur will lead strategic communications activities in EMEA on KKR’s investment platforms, handling all external communications, branding and content development, as well as the EMEA branch network, which includes Finsbury Glover Hering. She will also provide communications support and advice on external engagement to portfolio companies under the KKR banner, which last year managed assets of more than $ 216 billion.
Arthur will report to Ludo Bammens, Head of EMEA Corporate Affairs at KKR, and Kristi Huller, Global Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications.
Bammens said: “We welcome Annabel to KKR at an exciting time for our EMEA platform which is experiencing significant growth across our main investment platforms in this region: private equity, real estate, infrastructure and credit. Effective communication with stakeholders is an essential part of doing business today. Annabel’s international expertise and experience will be invaluable in driving external engagement and supporting our portfolio companies as we continue to grow in the EMEA region. “
Arthur added, “I am delighted to join KKR and excited about the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading investors to communicate the strengths of the KKR platform and the benefits it can offer to businesses and customers.