Leading global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), truly has a knack for attracting a diverse range of talent, which is certainly true of its newest board member, David C. Drummond. Since Henry Kravis and George Roberts co-founded KKR 1976 alongside Jerome Kohlberg, the company has grown exponentially, its ever-expanding leadership being a key factor in that success. Now as Drummond, the chief legal officer and senior vice president of corporate development for Google, steps in, KKR’s board of directors appears stronger than ever.
New York Times contributor William Alden reports that Drummond will serve on KKR’s conflicts committee, joining the six other independent directors. Explains Alden, “With Mr. Drummond’s appointment, the number of independent directors on KKR’s board has risen to seven, out of a total of nine directors. The co-chairmen of the board are Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts, the co-founders of the firm.” Other prominent board members include Joseph Grundfest, John B. Hess, the chief executive of the Hess Corporation, and Robert W. Scully, formerly of Morgan Stanley.
In addition to serving as Google’s chief legal officer and senior VP of corporate development, Drummond, a Stanford Law School graduate, is also the chairman of the search giant’s two investment branches, Google Ventures and Google Capital. As chairman of Google’s investment divisions, Drummond oversees the company’s public policy, communications, as well as mergers and acquisitions. The prominent Silicon Valley legal executive will surely bring a wealth of corporate business knowledge to KKR while he serves on its Board of Directors.
Learn more about KKR’s history of strong corporate leadership by visiting the company website.