The Carlyle Group Names Admiral Jim Stavridis USN (Ret) as Operating Executive
30-Year Military Leader, Educator and Author to Advise Executive Suite and Investment Teams on Range of Strategic and Investment Issues
Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Jim Stavridis, former 4-star U.S. Navy Admiral, has been retained as an Operating Executive consultant. He began this role on June 1, 2018.
In this capacity, Admiral Stavridis will advise Carlyle’s executive team and investment professionals on geopolitical and national security issues, engage with Carlyle’s limited partners and support Carlyle’s portfolio companies. He joins a group of more than 40 senior business executives – with an average of more than 30 years of experience – who help Carlyle invest wisely and create value across a range of industries. Admiral Stavridis will continue to devote time to various roles outside of Carlyle.
Carlyle Co-CEOs Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin said, “Jim is an exceptional leader, thinker and strategist. His more than 30 years of service at the helm of complex organizations make him an ideal advisor to us and our colleagues at Carlyle. Jim will bring innovative perspectives and a critical eye to this important role.”
Admiral Stavridis said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an organization making interesting and important investments on a global basis. I am eager to work with Kew and Glenn as they lead Carlyle to the next level of success. And, as Carlyle investment teams identify opportunities, deploy capital and work to create value, I look forward to supporting their efforts.”
During his Navy career, Admiral Stavridis served in a variety of roles, including Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Commander of the US Southern Command in Miami; senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense; and leader of the Navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation, Deep Blue, immediately after the 9/11 attacks. He is the author of eight books on leadership, the oceans, maritime affairs and Latin America, as well as hundreds of journal articles and ep-eds.
Admiral Stavridis earned his PhD in International Relations and his MA in Law and Diplomacy both from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Admiral Stavridis is the Chair of the Board of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Chair of the Board of Counselors at McLarty Associates, a monthly columnist for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $201 billion of assets under management across 324 investment vehicles as of March 31, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,575 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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