Alexander Navab

  • Columbia, B.A., 1987
  • Harvard University, M.B.A., 1991

Alexander Navab has been a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) since 1993 and has served on the firm's Management Committee and as the head of the Americas Private Equity business. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also holds an M.B.A., with high distinction as a Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School. He was honored by Columbia College with the John Jay Award in 2011, is a member and former chair of its Board of Visitors, and co-chair of the Core to Commencement Campaign Committee.

Navab was born in Isfahan, Iran, but his family took refuge in Greece following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. They immigrated to the United States two years later. Navab speaks eloquently about the experience of immigration and the ways in which America’s dynamism and prosperity depend upon the nation’s continued openness and diversity. In 2016, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his professional achievements and public service.

Navab is actively involved in philanthropic, educational, community and national organizations, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees at New York-Presbyterian Hospital; a member of the Board of Directors at The Robin Hood Foundation; Co-Chair of the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); a member of the Board of Trustees at The Buckley School in New York; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors at Harvard Business School and on the Executive Committee at The Hellenic Initiative (a non-profit organization supporting economic renewal in Greece).