KKR Hires Emilia Sherifova As Member And Chief Information And Innovation Officer

By Annie Baker ● July 23, 2019
  • KKR announced it has hired Emilia Sherifova as Member and Chief Information & Innovation Officer — who will oversee the KKR’s technology and data innovation vision and strategy

Investment firm KKR recently announced it hired Emilia Sherifova as Member and Chief Information & Innovation Officer. Sherifova is going to be based in New York and is going to oversee KKR’s technology and data innovation vision and strategy.

Sherifova previously worked at Northwestern Mutual where she led the company’s digital transformation in the role of Chief Technology Officer and previously as Head of Enterprise Architecture and Engineering. And prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Sherifova held Chief Technology Officer roles at LearnVest and at PulsePoint. Plus she also spent 13 years running technology at OTC Markets Group, one of the leading over-the-counter equities electronic trading venues.

Sherifova is a self-taught software developer and she holds a graduate degree with a concentration in International Business and Finance from Columbia University as well as an advanced certification in software development from New York University.

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“As a technology veteran with over 20 years of experience in software development, digital transformation, and operations management, Emilia has demonstrated the tremendous value technology can create in multiple industries. Her impressive track record and experience make her an invaluable addition to our leadership team and highly accretive to our Firm. We look forward to leveraging her wealth of knowledge and her passion for technology in making KKR a top technology innovator in the alternative asset management industry,” said KKR co-presidents and co-COOs Joseph Bae and Scott Nuttall in a  joint statement.

Sherifova is a self-taught software developer and she holds a graduate degree with a concentration in International Business and Finance from Columbia University as well as an advanced certification in software development from New York University.

“I am honored to participate in this next stage of evolution for KKR, a world-class financial institution where technology and a data-driven approach play a central role,” added Sherifova. “There is enormous potential to leverage cutting edge technology and data in a transformative way for this industry and I am very excited to drive this for KKR.”

Sherifova will be succeeding Ed Brandman — who retired from KKR in December 2018 after working there over 11 years.