Kayne Anderson Closed-End Funds Announce Appointment of New Independent Director

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/23/2022, Location: North America

KA Fund Advisors, LLC (“Kayne Anderson”), which serves as the investment adviser to Kayne Anderson Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. and Kayne Anderson NextGen Energy & Infrastructure, Inc. announced the appointment of Carita Walker to serve as an independent director on each Company’s Board of Directors. After the addition of Ms. Walker, the Board of Directors of each Company will increase to eight directors, seven of which are independent.

Carita Walker is the Chief Legal Officer at Shell Recharge Solutions – a Shell company dedicated to unlocking the possibilities of the electric mobility future by delivering-game changing software and services at scale. Ms. Walker has numerous years of experience avoiding value leakage in commercial contracting, M&A, legislative and market development in nascent and novel industries and technologies, and grass-roots advocacy. She is passionate about creating scalable, innovative business solutions, building compliant, safe, and inclusive cultures, and advancing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Ms. Walker is an acknowledged thought leader and active participant in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts as one of the architects of the Shell Global Legal DE&I plan and a member of the Deloitte Chief Legal Officer DE&I think tank. Ms. Walker did her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, studied at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and obtained her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley – School of Law.

“Kayne Anderson is thrilled to welcome Carita to KYN and KMF’s Board of Directors,” said Jim Baker, KYN and KMF’s Chairman, President, and CEO. “Carita’s experience in multiple areas of the energy industry will be a valuable resource, as will her background in ESG and DE&I initiatives. We look forward to her contributions,” concluded Mr. Baker.


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