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 current portfolio company Covalent Materials Corporation, CxS Corporation and Meisui Bijin Factory Co., Ltd. (formerly Kyushu GGC Ltd.). He was also involved in the transaction and monitoring of Carlyle’s investment in AvanStrate, Inc., and the transaction of Carlyle’s investment in Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd. Mr. Watanabe serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of CxS Corporation and Meisui Bijin Factory Co., Ltd. (formerly 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.