KKR has announced that David Drummond has been appointed to the Board of Directors of KKR Management LLC, the managing partner of KKR, and to the Board’s Conflicts Committee.

His appointment will bring the number of independent directors on KKR’s Board to seven out of a total of nine Board seats.

Drummond serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Google Inc.

KKR’s other independent directors include Joseph A. Grundfest (Stanford Law Professor and former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission), John Hess (Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation), Dieter Rampl (former Chairman of Unicredit Group), Patricia Russo (former Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent), Thomas M. Schoewe (former Chief Financial Officer of Walmart), and Robert W. Scully (former member of the Office of the Chairman of Morgan Stanley).