KKR appts in Europe

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has appointed Dr Axel Eckhardt head of Capstone Europe, a management consultancy that will be retained exclusively by KKR to provide advice, strategic input and management services on KKR’s potential and ongoing investments. Reinhard Gorenflos will join KKR as a director in the London office having held senior management positions in German industry over the past decade.

Dr Eckhardt has spent almost 20 years in management consultancy with McKinsey and most recently with Droege & Comp AG.

Following his graduation from Harvard, Gorenflos spent two years as a management consultant before moving into industry with Thyssen where he was managing director of the industrial services division. For the past three years Gorenflos was a member of the executive board and chief financial officer of ARAL, the number one Central European gas station operator.