Moves

KKR promotes Hirano, Shastry to co-lead APAC PE business

A series of promotions will strengthen the firm’s asset management operations around the world.

Global investment firm KKR said on Wednesday it has promoted six executives in the Asia Pacific, American and European private equity divisions.

In KKR’s Asia Pacific offices, Hiro Hirano and Ashish Shastry will co-lead the private equity business.

Hiro Hirano joined KKR in 2013 as chief executive of the firm's Tokyo-based Japan operations, a role he continues to hold. He previously managed Nikko Cordial Group’s investment arm and rose to become chairman.

In Singapore, KKR brought Ashish Shastry on board in 2016 to lead Southeast Asian operations after serving as a managing partner at Northstar Group. Before that, Shastry spent 13 years at...

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