Los Angeles-based Herbalife Nutrition announced that Alexander Amezquita has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning, with global responsibility for corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis and pricing.
Amezquita was most recently Senior Vice President at Moelis & Company, a global investment bank, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate governance, capital markets strategy and investor relations. During his five-year tenure at Moelis & Company, Amezquita worked extensively as a financial advisor with Herbalife Nutrition on key strategic and financial initiatives. Prior to Moelis & Company, Amezquita worked at Merrill Lynch and Centerview Partners as a strategic M&A advisor.
“We are excited to add another accomplished leader with tremendous experience in helping companies create value,” said John DeSimone, Chief Financial Officer, Herbalife Nutrition. “Alex will be instrumental in enhancing and implementing our strategic growth initiatives and driving innovation.”
Prior to investment banking, Amezquita worked in the aerospace, defense and the technology sectors as an engineer. He holds an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and both a master’s and Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
“After years of advising the company, I am excited for the opportunity to lead from within and be a part of a team that is keenly focused on success, growth and innovation,” said Amezquita, who will be based at Herbalife’s LA Live Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.