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Ken Costa

Ken Costa

Lazard International


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Ken Costa was appointed Chairman of Lazard International in October 2007. He was previously Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa , and Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank, and a member of the Board of UBS Investment. Bank. He joined SG Warburg & Co Ltd in 1976 and remained with its successor firms until October 2007 when he joined Lazard.

At UBS Investment Bank he was Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, particularly involved in structuring cross-border mergers, acqusitions and divestitures. He has advised a number of major international corporations in Europe, Africa and the Gulf.

Ken read Law and Philosphy at Witwatersand University (1968-1972) in South Africa and obtained the Masters of Law Degree and the Certificate in Theology at Queens' College, Cambridge (1974-1976).