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Heather Mitchell


Managing Director
The Carlyle Group (London, UK)


Ms. Heather Mitchell is a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group. She also serves as a General Counsel for Europe and Africa and operates from London office. She joined the firm in 2002. Previously, Ms. Mitchell was a Director at the firm. Since joining Carlyle in 2002, Ms. Mitchell has served as Associate Vice President, Vice President and Principal and was named General Counsel for Europe in 2005 before taking on the Director role in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mitchell was an Associate with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. Before that, she was with Kaiser Group International, Inc. as a Vice President, Corporate Counsel. Ms. Mitchell serves on the BVCA Regulatory Committee.


Ms. Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.