Rene Kern

Advisory Director

REGION United States


Rene Kern is an Advisory Director at General Atlantic.  Rene joined General Atlantic in 1996, and during his tenure he established General Atlantic’s business in Europe and opened the London office in 2000. From 2004-2007, he led the firm’s Financial Services sector and from 2015-2018 he served as Head of the firm’s Resources Group. Before his 22 years at General Atlantic, Rene worked in the Investment Banking division at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, and served as a management consultant at Bain & Company in Boston.

Current Board Affiliations

Tory Burch, Board Member

Historical Board Affiliations

Amedes Group, Board Member
BM&F Bovespa, Board Member
CBOE, Board Member
Intec, Board Member
MeteoGroup, Chairman of the Board
OptionsHouse, Board Member


University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Business Administration
College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, M.A., International and Global Studies
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.

Community Involvement

Council on Foreign Relations, Member
Greenwich Academy, Trustee
The Lauder Institute, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Member of the Board of Governors
U.C. Berkeley Foundation, Trustee