Born in 1956, Mr. Garaïalde holds an M.B.A from INSEAD and is a graduate of the École Polytechnique.
Jacques Garaïalde has been a partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. since 2003. Before joining Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Mr. Garaialde was a partner of Carlyle responsible for European Venture Partner funds. Between 1982 and 2000, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group, serving as Senior Vice President responsible for Belgium (from 1992 to 1995) and then France and Belgium (from 1995 to 2000).
Between 1979 and 1981, he held various positions with Esso France. Mr. Garaialde is also a member of the Board of Directors of KKR Flooring COMP, Visma AS and SMCP SAS. He is also President of the École Polytechnique Charitable Trust and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation de l’École Polytechnique.