James Ellert

Professor James Ellert

Finance and Strategy
PhD University of Chicago





James Ellert is Professor Emeritus of Finance and Strategy at IMD.

His areas of special interest are:

  • Financial management

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Valuation

  • International capital markets

  • Strategic planning within international banks


Professor Ellert has been active as a consultant and educator to a wide range of companies and public institutions. Recent affiliations include: Ambrosetti Group, Citibank, IBM Europe, Institute of Canadian Bankers, Nestlé, Nokia, Price Waterhouse and Uponor OY.

He has more than 30 years experience in executive education having taught finance and associated subjects at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Chicago, and Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. In 1981 he joined the faculty of IMEDE - one of the two founding institutes of IMD where he was Professor of Finance and Director of the MBA program and Pacific Rim courses.

James Ellert graduated in political science and economics from the University of Toronto, gained his MA in economics at the University of Western Ontario and was awarded a PhD in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.




Publications of James Ellert

James Ellert is the author of numerous articles, case studies and projects in the above mentioned fields. Find out more information about James Ellert's publications

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