NEW YORK—Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has hired Peter McKillop as director of global communications, responsible for overseeing all external and internal communications. McKillop will report to Kenneth Mehlman, managing director and head of global public affairs. McKillop was most recently senior vice president and head of corporate communications for Bank of America's Consumer & Small Business Bank.
"Today, more than ever, companies have a responsibility to engage with the public," says Mehlman. "Peter will play a critical part in telling the KKR story and communicating how we create value for investors, improve companies, and benefit multiple stakeholders."
Before being named to his position at Bank of America in 2004, McKillop was managing director for marketing and communications for J.P. Morgan & Co. for Asia-Pacific responsible for all marketing and communications in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. He was a member of J.P. Morgan Chase's senior marketing and brand committee as well as global head of communications for derivative and fixed income from 2000-2002.
Previously, McKillop was a managing director of the Japan office of Burson-Marsteller and regional media director for Burson-Marsteller's Asia-Pacific operations. He was also a senior correspondent for Newsweek in Tokyo and Hong Kong from 1990 to 1995, covering political, social, and financial news throughout the region.