Allan M. Holt

Washington, DC
Business Segment
Corporate Private Equity

Allan M. Holt is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and Chairman of Carlyle’s U.S. Buyout group, the firm’s largest investment fund.

Mr. Holt has extensive private equity investment experience, initially leading investments in the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services Sectors and serving most recently as Co-head of US Buyout for 14 years.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 1992, he spent three and a half years with Avenir Group, Inc., an investment and advisory company. Mr. Holt was also previously with MCI Communications Corporation, where as Director of Planning and Budgets he managed a group responsible for the development, review and analysis of MCI’s multibillion-dollar financial operating and capital plans.

Mr. Holt is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

He is currently a member of the boards of several Carlyle portfolio companies, including Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics and Veritas Technologies.

Mr. Holt is Chair of The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a Member of the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute Board of Governors. He is also a Member of the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Human Freedom Advisory Council.