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Kapil Kirpalani

Chief Compliance Officer (Asia Pacific), Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Cambridge affiliations

  • Cambridge Advanced Leadership Programme, Cambridge Judge Business School (2010)

Professional history

Kapil Kirpalani joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in 2017 as Chief Compliance Officer and counsel for the Asia Pacific region. 

Prior to joining Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Kapil was at HarbourVest Partners, where he was responsible for the firm’s legal and compliance programme across Asia. Earlier, Kapil was with Ortus Capital Management and Pacific Harbor Capital (a Citigroup affiliate) where he covered a broad range of businesses including currency trading and special situations, debt & equity investments. 

Kapil received an LLB (with honours) from the University of Durham and an LLM from Nottingham Law School. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in International Corporate Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Society & charity work

Kapil serves on various Boards globally and is Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee for the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He is also deeply interested in the interface between social innovation and risk management and advises various startups in Asia.

Kapil Kirpalani