General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus
Member, KKR and Chairman, KKR Global Institute
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a partner in the global investment firm KKR, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a member of the board of Optiv (a global cyber security solutions provider), and a personal venture capitalist. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military General Petraeus served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned MPA and Ph.D. degrees in an interdisciplinary program in international relations and economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Following graduate school, he taught international relations and economics at the U.S. Military Academy. And after leaving government, he was for 3-1/2 years a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College. General Petraeus has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO, and United Nations medals and awards, and he has been decorated by 13 foreign countries.
General Petraeus is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Co-Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War, the Atlantic Council, the Concordia Foundation, and a dozen veterans service organizations.