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George R. Roberts

Board Chair

George R. Roberts graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1962. He attended Claremont McKenna College, graduating in 1966 and attended the University of California (Hastings) Law School, graduating in 1969.

He was one of the founding partners of KKR in 1976. Today, KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. Prior to founding KKR, Mr. Roberts was in the corporate finance department of Bear, Stearns & Co. from 1969-1976, having become a partner at the age of 29.

He has been the director of several public and private corporations as well as cultural and educational institutions. Civic organizations include: Board of San Francisco Symphony, Board of San Francisco Ballet, Board of Fine Arts Museum and the Board of Trustees for Claremont McKenna. Mr. Roberts is a founding member of REDF’s Board.