Primary Role
Managing Director & Partner at TPG Growth
Columbia Business School

Person Details


Keith Nilsson is currently a Partner of TPG Growth focused on internet investments globally. Prior to TPG, Nilsson was Managing Partner of Xplorer Capital, a growth equity fund focused on Emerging Markets internet opportunities.

Prior to Xplorer, Nilsson held various executive roles at Yahoo!. Nilsson's most recent roles were SVP of Global Initiatives and SVP of Emerging Markets Group. As one of Yahoo!’s four geographic regions, Nilsson's Emerging Markets territories spanned from Latin America to Southeast Asia, India, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Nilsson managed a team of 1,100 employees on five continents, and the fastest growing region by both revenues and users.

Prior to this role, Nilsson was Vice President of Corporate Development for Yahoo!, responsible for all of the company's investments, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnership activities. During his tenure in Corporate Development, he directly led or oversaw over 40 acquisitions, investments or joint ventures worth more than $6 billion in transaction value, including Alibaba, Overture, Flickr and many others.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Nilsson worked in technology at Intel Corporation, and investment banking and equity research with Bankers Trust and Alex Brown in New York and Hong Kong.

Nilsson has lived and worked internationally for more than fifteen years across both Asia and Europe; and has travelled extensively, having visited over 70 countries.

Nilsson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Chamber of Commerce. Nilsson is a board member of the non-profit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and also sits on various boards of start-up technology companies. Nilsson holds a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Davis, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International Affairs.

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