Kate Richdale serves as the Partner and the Head of Strategy & Business Development for KKR Asia Pacific. She works with KKR’s Asian investing businesses to assist in advancing the deal origination pipeline and developing strategic client relationships across the region. She sits on KKR’s Asia Investment Committee, Asia Portfolio Management Committee and Risk and Operations Committee. Prior to joining KKR in March 2019, Kate worked with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where she was Chairman of investment banking in Asia Ex-Japan. She has also worked as the Co-Head of the firm’s Investment Banking Division in Asia Ex-Japan. Before her role at Goldman Sachs, she was head of investment banking for Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley.
With a career spanning over 25 years in investment banking, Kate is one of the most senior women in Asia's investment banking circles and has advised on trailblazing M&A and capital market transactions during her career.