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Kewsong Lee
Co-Chief Executive Officer at The Carlyle Group


Kewsong Lee is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Lee chairs the Executive Committee and is a member of Carlyle’s Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on all of the active Private Equity and Global Credit investment committees for the firm. He is based in New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lee joined Carlyle in 2013 as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity. In 2016, he also assumed oversight of the Global Credit business segment for Carlyle. In these roles, Mr. Lee helped to lead the businesses and drive the investment strategies of each segment.

Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Lee was a partner and member of the Executive Management Group at Warburg Pincus. During his 21 years at that firm, he led the Consumer, Industrial and Services group, as well as the Financial Services practice, and drove the development of the firm’s buyout and capital markets activities.

Mr. Lee serves as President of the Board of the Lincoln Center Theater. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and serves on the Board of the US-China Business Council. Moreover, he is on the Board of the Global Advisory Council at Harvard University, the US Chamber of Commerce China Center and a member of FCLTGlobal. He was recently the lead director of Arch Capital Group, and in the past has been actively involved on numerous corporate boards including Transdigm, Aramark and Neiman Marcus. He earned his AB in applied mathematics in economics at Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside chat: The global investment landscape for 2020 and beyond