James Ellert

Professor Emeritus of Finance and Strategy

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James C Ellert is Professor Emeritus of Finance and Strategy. His areas of special interest are financial management, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, international capital markets, and strategic planning within international banks.

Ellert has been active as a consultant and educator to a wide range of companies and public institutions. Recent affiliations include the 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.

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.