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Philipp Schumacher

Director, Information Technology

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & CO (KKR)

Philipp Schumacher works for KKR in the Private Equity industry and is based in New York. He is a Director in the Information Technology group and has global responsibility over the firm’s Finance, HR and Corporate systems. Prior to joining KKR in 2012, he spent 12 years with PwC’s Technology Consulting practice in Luxembourg, Berlin and New York where he managed large scale, global ERP system implementation initiatives.

Mr. Schumacher obtained his M.Sc. in international business from HEC Management School – University of Liège and holds a B.Sc. from Hautes Études Commerciales de Liège as part of which he spent a semester at HEC Montréal. He is a native German and French speaker and is fluent in English, Dutch, and Spanish.

Being an immigrant to the US himself, Philipp has been passionate about UpGlo’s mission from the day he was introduced to the organization in 2014. He has been volunteering with UpGlo since then before becoming a Board Member in 2017, serving on the Finance committee.