Leonel Melo is OMG’s founder, president and is responsible for the organisation and direction of legal and interdisciplinary teams for high-profile cases. Melo specialises in corporate and financial law, tax and business planning, and is frequently invited to speak on those topics. He served as Telecom Commissioner during the 2004–2012 period. He is a member of the advisory board of the LEGUS International Network of Law Firms. He has served as professor at several law schools and programmes, teaching business planning, tax and contracts. Additionally, he is president of Instituto OMG.
Melo graduated magna cum laude from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1989. He has a master's of arts degree with concentration in financial law, corporate law, tax and business planning from University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US (1993). In 1997, he attended the programme of instruction for lawyers at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. In addition, he completed IESE Business School’s advanced management programme in 2011.