KKR appoints managing director in Tokyo

Kazuyuki Kido joined KKR & Co. in Tokyo as a managing director, covering Japan.

The position is new. Mr. Kido comes to KKR from Simplex Holdings Inc., a Tokyo-based provider of informational technology consulting, systems development and application system provider services to financial firms, a spokeswoman for KKR said.

From 2010 to the present, KKR has invested roughly $2 billion of equity in Japanese companies, according to a KKR news release.