Waldemar Szlezak (New York) joined KKR in 2019 and is a Managing Director on the Infrastructure team. Mr. Szlezak leads KKR’s communications infrastructure investments in the Americas, among other sectors. Prior to joining KKR, he was a senior managing director in the private equity group of Soros Fund Management LLC (SFM) where he was responsible for originating, structuring and monitoring the firm’s communications infrastructure and real estate investments. Prior to SFM, Mr. Szlezak served as an associate at Soros Private Equity Investors / TowerBrook Capital Partners and prior to that, in the mergers & acquisition investment banking group at Credit Suisse First Boston where he was involved with a number of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and general corporate advisory transactions. Mr. Szlezak holds a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York and his B.A. in Mathematics from Knox College in Galesburg.