Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Kenneth Moelis

CEO, Moelis and Company


Kenneth Moelis is CEO of Moelis & Company, which he founded in 2007 and which now employs nearly 300 people in offices in North America, Europe and Australia. The firm has been involved in large-scale M&A transactions, including InBev and Anheuser-Busch, Microsoft and Yahoo, and Blackstone and Hilton Hotels. Its recapitalization and restructuring practice currently advises on such assignments as Aleris, Dubai World, Lyondell, MGM and Tribune. Moelis previously held several positions at UBS, including president of UBS Investment Bank, joint global head of investment banking and head of Americas investment banking. Prior to UBS, Moelis was head of corporate finance and co-head of the Los Angeles office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. At Drexel Burnham Lambert, he helped pioneer the use of high-yield debt to finance high-growth companies and mergers and acquisitions. Moelis holds an undergraduate degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania′s Wharton School.


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