Joseph Y. Bae is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR), a global investment firm with over $365 billion in assets under management.

In the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, Bae and the KKR leadership established a $50 million global relief fund to help people affected by COVID-19. The fund supports the immediate needs of frontline medical workers, ensures food security to vulnerable communities, provides benefits and financial coaching for affected employees among KKR portfolio companies and assists small businesses facing difficulties.

A proud Korean American, Mr. Bae grew up in Long Island, New York and now lives with his wife Janice and their four children. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. Mr. Bae serves on the boards of a number of non-profit educational and cultural institutions including as a trustee for Phillips Andover Academy, the Global Advisory Council at Harvard University and a board member of Lincoln Center.

“Asian Americans have a long and deep history in the United States and have made significant contributions to the country’s success over the past 150 years. I joined TAAF to help amplify the voice of the AAPI community and to ensure that all Asian Americans will have an opportunity to thrive now and in the future.”