Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

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.

Senior Leadership Team

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.

Senior Leadership Team

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.

Senior Leadership Team

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.

Senior Leadership Team

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).

Senior Leadership Team

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.

Senior Leadership Team

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.