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David Novak
Co-President at Clayton Dubilier & Rice


Mr. Novak has been with CD&R for 23 years and is a member of the Investment Committee. Based in London, he is responsible for the Firm’s European business and international activities and oversees the Firm’s investor and external relations activities. Mr. Novak is personally responsible for investments in B&M Retail, BCA, Belron, BUT, Kalle Group, Mauser Group, Motor Fuel Group, SOCOTEC, and Westbury Street Holdings, and played a key role in many others. Previously, he worked in the private equity and investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley.

Current CD&R Directorships: BUT  Kalle Group  Motor Fuel Group  Westbury Street Holdings

Education: Harvard Business School (M.B.A.), Amherst College

Agenda Sessions

  • Private equity as a change agent in a world changed forever: Examining the fundamental themes accelerated by the pandemic