Mr. Young manages Young & Partners, an investment banking firm focused on the chemical and lifescience industries. Under his leadership, Young & Partners has established a leading position in the industry. Prior to 1996, Mr. Young was Global Head of Chemicals Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers and Schroders and head of the Chemical Group at Salomon Brothers. Earlier in his career, while with Bain & Co., Mr. Young provided strategy consulting advice to major chemical and life science companies. He was also a senior member of J.H. Whitney & Co., the venture capital firm for a number of years. Mr. Young has assisted a wide variety of chemical and life science companies’ worldwide with regard to their merger, acquisition, restructuring and capital raising needs. Over a number of years, he has worked on projects and potential projects for Chinese companies in the chemical, agricultural chemical, pharma, biotech, information services, and consumer products sectors. Most are cross-border in nature. Mr. Young received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar with Highest Distinction), an M.S. in Accounting from the New York University and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Young is currently President and a board member of Soci6t6 de Chimie Industrielle, a chemical and pharmaceutical industry association founded in 1918 and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine. He received the 2017 Chemical Heritage Foundation Richard Boyle Award given to a leader who has contributed to the growth and development of the chemical and molecular sciences communities. He also received the 2006 Commercial Development and Marketing Association Executive Excellence award.