Mr. Jonathan Smidt served as a Partner, Member & Head of Industrials & Energy Investment at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. He joined KKR in 2000 and leads KKR Natural Resources. He is also a senior member of KKR's Energy & Infrastructure business. He also serves as an Advisor at Mark43. He sits on the boards of AOT, EFH, Laureate Education, Samson Resources and Westbrick Energy. Prior to joining KKR, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in their investment banking group where he was focused on the energy and power sector and mergers and acquisitions. He started his career at Ernst & Young in Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a B.B.S. and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).