Our Team

Our Team

Yorick van Slingelandt
Managing Director & Co-Head of Europe
London

T: +44 207 634 3671

Yorick van Slingelandt is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe at Moelis & Company, where he advises clients across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. van Slingelandt has over 20 years of investment banking experience in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He specializes in cross-border M&A, privatisations and capital markets transactions across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, transport, energy, infrastructure and telecommunications. Prior to his current role in London, Mr. van Slingelandt led the build-out of Moelis & Company’s business in the Middle East. Under his leadership, Moelis & Company was awarded Euromoney Magazine’s Best Investment Bank in the U.A.E. in both 2013 and 2016. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. van Slingelandt was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where he worked in a variety of leadership roles in Dubai, London and Hong Kong.

Mr. van Slingelandt holds an engineering and business degree (Ingénieur Commercial et de Gestion) from Université Catholique de Louvain and a Masters in Management from the Community of European Management Schools. He currently serves on the board of directors of Education for Employment (EFE).

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Kenneth A. Viellieu
Managing Director
Chicago

T: +1 312 589 3020

Ken Viellieu is a Managing Director and Head of the Chicago Office of Moelis & Company. Mr. Viellieu has been in the investment banking industry for over 30 years, most recently as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Midwest Investment Banking at Bear Stearns and previously as a Managing Director and Head of the Chicago Office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Over the course of his career, he has advised corporate clients and private equity firms on a broad range of corporate finance matters including divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and recapitalization transactions, public and private equity offerings and corporate restructurings. In particular, he has worked closely with clients in the retail and consumer, food and drug retailing, industrial and transportation, financial services, healthcare and media sectors.

Mr. Viellieu holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Viellieu is a member of the Children’s Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and a Director and Patron of the Big Shoulders Fund. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a member of the Dean’s Council at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Mr. Viellieu serves on the Board of Trustees for North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois.

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Holger Vieten
Transaction Advisor
London

T: +44 207 634 3556

Holger Vieten is a Transaction Advisor at Moelis & Company. Mr. Vieten has over 18 years of investment banking experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, he was an Executive Director in the European Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Vieten began his investment banking career in the Financial Institutions and M&A Groups at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Vieten has extensive experience advising clients on a variety of corporate finance transactions including mergers and acquisitions, defense, restructuring and capital raising assignments.

Mr. Vieten holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance with Distinction from the London School of Economics.

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Craig Wadler
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2330

Craig Wadler is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Wadler joined Moelis & Company in 2011 and has 19 years of investment banking experience. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he was a founding member of the Hedge Fund Advisory business which focused on working with portfolio companies and investments of hedge fund clients. Previously, Mr. Wadler worked at UBS Investment Bank where he founded a Hedge Fund coverage business in 2005. Prior to joining UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Wadler worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Wadler holds a B.S. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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Osamu Watanabe
General Counsel
New York

T: +1 212 883 3835

Osamu Watanabe is General Counsel at Moelis & Company. He was previously General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Sagent Advisors and prior to that held senior positions at UBS, Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, including General Counsel to GRP Partners, a venture capital fund affiliated with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Watanabe was in private practice at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Melbourne from 1987 to 1997 and clerked for the Honorable Morey L. Sear, Eastern District of Louisiana.

Mr. Watanabe holds a B.A. from Antioch College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, class of 1985.

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Ben Wong
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5533

Ben Wong is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company Australia. Mr. Wong has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and has advised clients on a variety of transactions including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and debt restructurings. Mr. Wong was previously an investment banker at JP Morgan and prior to that worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Wong holds a B.Comm in Finance and Economics from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

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Roger Wood
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4565

Roger Wood is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Wood has 30 years of investment banking experience, during which he advised some of the largest global power and infrastructure companies on critical strategic transactions both in the United States and internationally. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Wood was Head of North American Utilities and Infrastructure and Global Co-Head of both Utilities and Infrastructure at Rothschild. Before this, he was a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Citigroup and previously worked in Energy Investment Banking at JP Morgan in New York and London. Mr. Wood began his career as a member of JP Morgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group in London.

Mr. Wood holds a B.A. in Modern History from University College, Oxford.

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Chris Wyke
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5588

Chris Wyke is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company Australia. Mr. Wyke has extensive restructuring, M&A and equity and debt capital markets experience. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Wyke worked in investment banking for JP Morgan and UBS in London, Singapore and Sydney where he originated and executed a wide range of domestic and international transactions.

Mr. Wyke holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University College London.

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Shlomo Yanai
Senior Advisor
New York

T: +1 212 883 3800

Shlomo Yanai is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company. Mr. Yanai most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd from 2007 to 2012. Prior to Teva, he served four years as the Chief Executive Officer and President of ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. During his nearly 15 years as a corporate executive, Mr. Yanai has successfully completed over 20 acquisitions and integrations. Mr. Yanai currently holds board positions at a number of companies and organizations including his role as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Governance and Compensation Committees at Cambrex, Director of Perrigo Public Limited Company, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Protalix BioTherapeutics.

Mr. Yanai holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an M.P.A in National Resources Management from the George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School and U.S. National War College (NDU).

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Christopher Young
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4014

Chris Young is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Young has over 25 years of investment banking experience and specializes in advising clients in the insurance sector. He was most recently a Managing Director and senior relationship manager at UBS Securities, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financial solutions transactions. Before joining UBS, Mr. Young was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York, at JP Morgan Securities in New York and London, and at S.G. Warburg & Co. in New York and London.

Mr. Young holds a B.A. cum laude from St. Lawrence University, an honors B.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Oxford (New College), and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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Xiuping Zhang
Managing Director
Hong Kong

T: +852 3180 1086

Xiuping Zhang is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company.  Ms. Zhang has over 19 years of investment banking experience and was most recently Managing Director and Head of Asia M&A at Merrill Lynch. Previously, she was Managing Director and Head of China M&A at Deutsche Bank. She started her banking career with JP Morgan in New York in 1997. Ms. Zhang has extensive experience advising Asian, European and American clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Ms. Zhang holds a B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an M.B.A. from Rollins College.