- Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, United Kingdom
Philipp Freise is Partner and Head of the European Media Industry team at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). He also served as Chairman of Fotolia in New York, Vice-Chairman of Ringier Digital in Zurich and Vice-Chairman of ProSiebenSat.1 Media in Munich. Prior, Freise worked at McKinsey & Company in Frankfurt and New York. He also co-founded Venturepark, a Berlin-based, early-stage venture capital firm sponsored by Bertelsmann, Goldman Sachs and DaimlerChrysler. Freise has been recognized as a Young Leader at Atlantik-Brücke, a German-US think tank, and is a Member of the Kuratorium of the Bayreuth Opera Festival. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including being recognized as one of “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Private Equity” by the Financial News. Freise has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and an MSc in Economics (Dipl-Kfm) from WHU Koblenz Otto Beisheim School of Management, both with the highest distinction.