Kewsong Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Lee Chairs the Executive Committee and is a member of Carlyle’s Board of Directors. He is based in New York and Washington, D.C.
Upon joining Carlyle in 2013, Mr. Lee served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity, and in 2016, he also became the Head of Global Market Strategies. Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Lee was a partner and member of the Executive Management Group at Warburg Pincus. During his 21 years at that firm, he led the Consumer, Industrial and Services group, and oversaw financial services, capital markets activities, and development of the buyout practice.
Mr. Lee serves on the Board of the Lincoln Center Theater, where he is President, and Harvard’s Global Advisory Council and the University Campaign Steering Committee. He was recently the lead director of Arch Capital Group, and in the past has been actively involved on numerous corporate boards including Transdigm, Aramark, and Neiman Marcus. He earned his AB in applied mathematics in economics at Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.