Partner, KKR, and Chairman, KKR Global Institute

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus is a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. During his 37-year career in the United States Army, General Petraeus was widely recognized for his command of the organization that produced the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency manual and overhauled all aspects of preparing U.S. Army leaders and units for deployment to combat; for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq, during which violence in Iraq was dramatically reduced; and for his command of coalition forces in Afghanistan as they reversed the momentum of the Taliban and enabled the commencement of the transition of tasks to Afghan forces.

After General Petraeus’ retirement from the military, he served as Director of the CIA, leading the Agency during a period that saw significant achievements in the fight against Al Qaeda and its affiliates and guiding the development of a strategic plan to guide the Agency.