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Skardon Baker
Senior Partner, Head of European Principal Finance at Apollo


Mr. Baker is a Senior Partner and Head of the European Principal Finance Funds. He also sits on the European Management Committee. Prior to joining Apollo in 2012, Mr. Baker was a Managing Director and Equity Partner at Oaktree and a Managing Director within Carlyle’s Distressed and Special Situations team, focusing on distressed debt, non-performing loan and private special situation investments. Mr. Baker started his career at JP Morgan and its predecessor organizations, working primarily in M&A.

Prior to his graduate studies, Mr. Baker served as the Chief Speechwriter and Special Policy Assistant to Governor George W. Bush, subsequently the 43rd US President and, prior thereto, as a Lieutenant on active duty in the US Army. 

Mr. Baker received his MBA from Harvard Business School, JD from The University of Texas School of Law, and a BA degree in Government magna cum laude from Harvard University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Distressed investing: are the right conditions finally around the corner?