Yusuke Watanabe is a Director advising on buyout opportunities in Japan. Mr. Watanabe is based in Tokyo.
Since joining Carlyle in 2006, Mr. Watanabe has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investment in Covalent Materials Corporation, AvanStrate, Inc., Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd., CxS Corporation (former Diversey Co., Ltd. ) and Meisui Bijin Factory Co., Ltd. (former Kyushu GGC Ltd.). Mr. Watanabe is currently a board member of Meisui Bijin Factory Co., Ltd. (former Kyushu GGC Ltd.).
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Watanabe was a project manager at Mitsubishi Corporation involved in principal investments and turnarounds in the food ingredients, nutraceuticals, plastics and chemical sector.
Mr. Watanabe received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He received a B.A. from Keio University majoring in economics.