Full Name
Harlan Cherniak
Job Title
Head of Infrastructure Debt - Americas
Macquarie Asset Management
Speaker Bio
Harlan brings over twenty years of institutional principal investing experience across the global infrastructure landscape. He joined Macquarie in 2023 after spending the past couple of years as Chief Business Officer at The Forest Road Company, a leading specialty and incentive tax credit finance business. Harlan led several key strategic initiatives and is responsible for the development of the firms’ renewable energy and asset-based finance platform with a strategic and targeted focus on distributed generation. Prior to Forest Road he served as the Co-Head of the Americas Special Situations strategy at KKR Inc. Since joining KKR in 2013, he was responsible for helping both build and lead the special situations strategy across North America, Europe and Asia, and was deeply involved in the origination, execution, corporate governance and monetization for its portfolio companies, and played an integral role with its Investment, Risk & Analytics, and Portfolio Management Committees. Prior to KKR, Harlan served in a senior investment and portfolio management capacity since 2001, with experience across investment banking, private equity and investment management.

Harlan graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics. He currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Board of Directors for the Youth Renewal Fund, the largest network of schools across the socioeconomic periphery in Israel as well as the Board of Advisors for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two young children and enjoys spending time cycling, traveling and cooking.
Harlan Cherniak