Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration, professor of finance, and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy, has been named an honorary professor of the Indian Institute of Finance. As an honorary professor, Aggarwal periodically will present lectures and will provide guidance and advice to the institute.
The Indian Institute of Finance, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit, autonomous institution that promotes education, research training, and financial consulting. It is the only organization of its kind in India.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this professorship,” Aggarwal said. “The institute is unique with regard to its education and research mission in the area of finance, and I look forward to helping it develop talented leaders in the space.”
Aggarwal is an expert on matters related to initial public offerings, investment banking, institutional investors, stock prices, valuation, corporate governance, securities market regulation, trading activities, and market structure. She has consulted for NASDAQ, Fidelity, Credit Suisse, Wachovia, Bechtel, WilmerHale, and Sidley Austin; organizations including IMF, World Bank, United Nations, IFC, OPIC, IADB, OECD, U.S. SEC, among others; and has advised governments and financial institutions in emerging markets including China, India, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Nigeria.