Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Hugh Thomson
Managing Director - Moelis Australia
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5540

Hugh Thomson is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Moelis Australia. Mr. Thomson was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of HiLife Health & Beauty Group. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Industrie Clothing and prior to that spent 12 years at ING Real Estate Investment Management Australia where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Thomson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of East Anglia and is a Chartered Accountant.

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John Thorndike
Senior Advisor
Houston

T: +1 561 515 6023

John Thorndike is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company. Mr. Thorndike has over 40 years of investment banking experience and was most recently Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse. Previously, he was a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, which he joined as a Managing Director in 1984, and a Principal at Morgan Stanley, which he joined as an Associate in 1971 after a short career as a litigator at a Boston law firm. Mr. Thorndike has focused on the Utility sector since 1989 and as a strategic advisor has originated many large deals in this space.

Mr. Thorndike holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He also attended Cambridge University.

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Rami Touma
Managing Director
Dubai

T: +971 4 304 5019

Rami Touma is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising a broad range of clients across the MENA region. Mr. Touma has 19 years of investment banking experience and has advised sovereign, corporate and financial sponsor clients on a variety of strategic and financial transactions including IPOs, Debt Raisings, M&As and Restructurings. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Touma was the Head of Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse in Qatar where he led the origination and execution of several complex cross-border M&As and several multibillion dollar capital markets transactions.

Mr. Touma holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the Lebanese American University and an M.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Touma is a CPA from the State of Illinois and is a CFA charter holder.

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Brodie Treloar
Managing Director - Moelis Australia
Melbourne

T: +61 3 8650 8620

Brodie Treloar is a Managing Director at Moelis Australia. Mr. Treloar has over 15 years of investment banking experience advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries but with particular expertise in consumer, agribusiness and general industrials sectors. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Treloar was a Director and Head of Agribusiness at CIMB Group and before that a Director in the investment banking group at RBS and at ABN AMRO.

Mr. Treloar holds a B.Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics (Honours).

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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 is responsible for building out the Firm’s financial advisory and capital raising services across the region. Prior to this, Mr. van Slingelandt was Head of Moelis & Company in Middle East & North Africa. Mr. van Slingelandt has over 21 years of investment banking experience in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He has significant expertise in cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions across a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, transport, infrastructure and telecommunications. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. van Slingelandt was Head of Corporate Finance at J.P. Morgan in MENA. While at J.P. Morgan, he also served as Head of EMEA Transport and Infrastructure and worked in Hong Kong to develop the company’s M&A team in Asia.

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.

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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 advising publicly-held and private companies in a variety of industry sectors. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Viellieu was 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. 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, industrial and transportation, real estate and leisure, financial and business services and healthcare 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 Lurie Children’s Memorial 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.

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Kevin Voelte
Managing Director
Houston

T: +1 713 343 6429

Kevin Voelte is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients in the upstream oil and gas sector and leads the Firm’s oil and gas Acquisitions & Divestitures (A&D) business. Mr. Voelte has more than 10 years of investment banking experience, primarily covering oil and gas exploration and production companies and financial sponsors. He has extensive experience executing mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and restructuring transactions across the energy space. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Voelte was an upstream oil and gas banker in the Global Natural Resources Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Houston. Before that, he worked in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Government Relations at The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association where he represented the ready mixed concrete industry on Capitol Hill covering energy, transportation, tax and labor issues.

Mr. Voelte holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Finance from Wayne State College in Nebraska and an M.B.A. from Rice University. He is also a graduate of the Bryce Harlow Institute on Business and Government Affairs at Georgetown University.

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Craig Wadler
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2330

Craig Wadler is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in shareholder advisory and activist defense. Mr. Wadler has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, providing strategic advice to both hedge funds and corporations facing activist investors and other contested shareholder situations. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, 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 - Moelis Australia
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5533

Ben Wong is a Managing Director at Moelis 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 - Moelis Australia
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5588

Chris Wyke is a Managing Director at Moelis 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.