Nuno Fernandes, Professor of Finance at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, expert in corporate finance, corporate governance, and in emerging markets risk, will be the new Dean for Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.
With a singular international experience, Nuno Fernandes holds a degree in Economics from Universidade Católica and a PhD in Management (Finance) from IESE Business School in Spain. He is Professor at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the School ranked in the first place by the Financial Times for Executive Education, where he runs the Strategic Finance program, among other customized programs for multinational companies.
Before joining IMD, he was Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON, where he created and directed the Master in Finance (CFA Program Partner). He was also Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School in New York and a member of the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum.
His work has been honored with several awards, such as the AEFIN award, and a FDIC grant (the US regulator for financial institutions). In 2008, he was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship, an award given by the European Central Bank to the best researchers in finance worldwide. In 2015, he received the “best paper of the year” award in the Journal of Financial Intermediation.
The Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Isabel Capeloa Gil, highlights the reasons for her choice to lead the best Portuguese Business School: "The profile of Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics’ new Dean reflects Universidade Católica Portuguesa’s strategy to sustain its development by attracting high-level talent. With a notable profile in Finance and with a vast international experience in executive education, at the leading school in Europe, IMD (Switzerland), Prof. Nuno Fernandes is the ideal person for the dynamic moment that the School lives. An ambitious leader for a unique project in Portugal and Europe."
Nuno Fernandes regularly publishes in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Portfolio Management.
He is also a guest speaker at conferences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and America, and a regular contributor to the world press, namely the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Nuno Fernandes takes office in September.