Prof Alexsandro Lopes

Honorary Professor

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Alexsandro's research and teaching interests are positioned in the interface between Financial Accounting and Financial Economics. Especial emphasis is given to how firms communicate with investors and other stakeholders, Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation, IFRS, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Valuation and Financial Accouniting Theory. He has a unique blend of experiences that include senior positions in academia, corporate sector and public policy. Currently, he is Executive  Finance Director at Itau Unibanco and a Trustee of the IFRS Foundation. Previously Alexsandro was a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil and Member of the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum of the IASB. In academia he had positions at the London School of Economics, Arizona State University and University of São Paulo. His research has been published in journals such as The British Accounting Review, Emerging Markets Review, The International Journal of Accounting, The Journal of International Accounting Research among others.

Alexsandro is a Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) and has degrees in both Accounting and Law from the University of São Paulo and a PhD in Accounting and  Finance from MBS.

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PhD in Accounting and Finance, Manchester Business School.

Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA, CGMA)

B.Sc. in Accounting - University of São Paulo

Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) - University of São Paulo 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Chartered Institue of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

American Accounting Association

American Finance Association

British Accounting and Finance Association

American Bar Asssociation

Brazilian Institute of Accountants

External positions

Advisory Panel Member, CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

2017 → …

Member of the Board, IIRC

2015 → …

Member of the Board, IRB Brasil Re

2013 → …

Group Executive Finance Director, Itaú Unibanco

12 Apr 2012 → …

Member of the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum, International Accounting Standards Board - IASB

3 Jun 2011 → …

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2009 - Doctor of Philosophy, The Relation Between Firm-Specific Corporate Governance, Cross-Listing and the Informativeness of Accounting Numbers in Brazil, Alliance Manchester Business School (2004 - 2009)

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