Alexander V. Mertens - economist, consultant, manager, expert in corporate finace, strategy, private equity and venture capital, financial risks, investment management, macroeconomics.

Chairman of the Management Board at Ukrainian Corporate Governance Institute. Professor of Finance at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Consultant at International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Graduated from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (economics and mathematics, summa cum laude), doctoral and post-doctoral programs at the Faculty of Economics of the University. Internships at the London business school, Cass school of business (City University) (UK), MacEwan University, Dalhausie University (Canada), World Bank Institute.

2006 - 2009: President and CEO of the International Institute of Business (IIB), a leading Ukrainian business school. 2002 - 2006: academic vice president of the IIB. 1997 - 2010: Professor of Economics and Finance at the IIB, chair of the IIB Executive MBA and International MBA programs, course leader of the CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) program at the IIB. Author of more than 100 open-enrollment and corporate seminars for senior executives on corporate finance and corporate governance, valuation, M&A, private equity and venture capital, portfolio management, risk management, bond markets. More thatn 40 consulting projects in strategy, valuation, deal structuring, corporate governance, financial strategy.

1996 - 2001: CEO and senior consultant at Kyiv Investment Agency, Inc., a consulting company (among the company's clients were UBS, Deutsche Morgan Greenfell, PFTS stock exchange, Ukrainian association of investment management, German Consulting Group uner Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine)

1994 - 1995: Vice-President at OLMA Ukraine Investment Company.

Author of the Investments: lectures on modern finance, Interest rate risk, Financial markets, Microeconomics for public policy analysis, numerous articles in international and domestic academic journals and business magazines. Frequent speaker at international onferences of financial markets professionals.

Married, two sons.

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