IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia; Emeritus, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
Jim Ellert is Emeritus Professor of Finance and Strategy and former Associate Dean of Faculty at IMD, Lausanne. He has more than 40 years of experience in executive education, having taught finance, economics, and statistics at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Chicago, and Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, before joining the faculty of IMD in 1981.
His current areas of research interest are strategy formulation and implementation. financial management, valuation of companies, implementing value-based management strategies, financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and international capital market developments. He is the author of several books, articles, presentations, and cases on these subjects.
His viewpoints and activities have been profiled in Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times of London, Handelsblatt, International Business, Le Monde, L’Expansion, New China Post, the Straights Times, and other managerially oriented publication
Professor Ellert has been active as a consultant and educator to a wide range of companies and public institutions in more than 40 countries within North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India, South Africa, the Far East, and Australia. He has also served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations in Europe and North America.
Professor Ellert is Canadian. He graduated in political science and economics from the University of Toronto, and gained his M.A. in economics at the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.