Paula Campbell Roberts (X/Brearley '94, Yale '98) MBA, Harvard '03 joined KKR in 2017 and is the Chief Investment Strategist for the firm’s Global Wealth business and a Managing Director on the Global Macro, Balance Sheet and Risk (GBR) team. As Chief Investment Strategist, Paula advises the firm's wealth management partners on macroeconomics and asset allocation, with a focus on the role that private assets, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and credit, can play in individual investor portfolios. As a Managing Director on the GBR team, Paula also works with KKR’s investment teams on the identification and evaluation of macro considerations as it relates to both deployment and monetization opportunities. Paula is a member of the firm’s Global Wealth Executive Committee, GBR Senior Leadership team. 

Prior to joining KKR, Paula was an economist at Morgan Stanley, providing views on the economy and the consumer sector to asset management clients, using big data to predict inflections in key sectors of the economy, and advising Fortune 500 CEOs on their consumer strategy. Before Morgan Stanley, Paula was a management consultant leading case teams and advising Fortune 500 companies at Bain & Co. Paula is one of fifteen members of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Economic Advisory Panel and a member of the Economic Club of New York. Paula earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University. She is currently a Lincoln Center Leadership Fellow, and she also serves on the boards of the New York City Ballet and the American Friends of Jamaica.

Paula was a Prep for Prep senior speaker at the 1994 Lilac Ball. In her speech, she said “Prep had chosen us from a group of a thousand; not only because we were bright, but also because we were ambitious and strong-willed.” We are pleased to welcome Paula back to the Lilac Ball stage as this year’s honoree.

Since 1986, the Lilac Ball has served as Prep for Prep’s signature annual event to celebrate the achievements of Prep’s graduating high school class. The event also pays tribute to an honoree who has demonstrated a strong commitment to education and leadership development. All funds raised through the Lilac Ball go directly to Prep programming; event-related expenses are underwritten by the Board. The extraordinary generosity of our donors enables Prep to continue to foster our nation’s next generation of leaders.
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