The Gala Dinner took placeat the Intercontinental Hotel, Athens on Thursday, May 20th, 2004 and it was organized by ALBA Alumni Association and ALBA Graduate Business School in collaboration with the Alumni Associations of INSEAD & London Business School (LBS). The esteemed guest speaker wasAswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. Prof. Damodaran is a leading authority worldwide in corporate finance and valuation. The event had a great success with 120 participants who considered this initiative as an event with great added value.
Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Aswath Damodaran:
Professor Damodaran has been at NYU since 1986, received the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award (awarded by the graduating class) in 1988, 1991 and 1992, and was the youngest winner of the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award (in 1990). He was a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley (1984 –1986), where he received the Earl Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 1985. He was profiled in Business Week as one of the top twelve business school professors in the United States in 1994. He has extensive teaching experience in executive training worldwide.
His research interests include the examination of market efficiency, the effects of information and market structure characteristics, as well as equity valuation and issues in real estate investing.
Professor Damodaran has published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.
He has written two books on equity valuation:
·Damodaran on Valuation, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1994
·Investment Valuation, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1995
and two on corporate finance:
·Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996
·Applied Corporate Finance: A User’s Manual, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996.
He has co-edited a book on investment management:
·Investment Management (with Peter Bernstein), John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996.