Washington, DC -- Georgetown University today announced the appointment of Dr. Reena Aggarwal as interim Dean of the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business.
"Dr. Aggarwal is one of the most respected scholars in our community," said Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia. "I know that as Dean she will provide strong and able leadership for Georgetown and the McDonough School."
"I am thrilled to have someone of Reena's expertise and ability in this position," said Georgetown University Provost James J. O'Donnell. "She is a scholar of institutional and international distinction and knows the McDonough School and business community well. She has the unanimous respect and admiration of her colleagues, and I look forward to working with Reena in her new capacity."
"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the outstanding students, faculty and staff of the McDonough School of Business in this new role," said Aggarwal.
Aggarwal has been a member of the faculty of the McDonough School of Business since 1986. She teaches courses in corporate finance and investment banking. A distinguished scholar, Aggarwal has authored numerous articles on initial public offerings in the U.S., Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile; emerging markets of Asia and Latin America; and the functioning of stock exchanges. Her papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Journal of Portfolio Management.
Aggarwal served as a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund in 2004. She was an Academic Fellow at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1997 to 1999 and she conducted research in Brazil and Chile examining stock markets and privatization programs as a Fulbright Scholar. She has served as a consultant on major projects sponsored by the World Bank, IFC, IDB, The Nasdaq Stock Market, United Nations, U.S. Small Business Administration, and U.S. Agency for International Development among other organizations. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Capital Markets Research Center and the Center for Business and Public Policy.
Aggarwal earned her masters of management studies at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (B.I.T.S.) in Pilani, India. She received her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Aggarwal will serve as interim Dean of the McDonough School of Business for the 2004-2005 academic year while a search is conducted for a permanent Dean.
About Georgetown's McDonough School of Business
Offering unparalleled access to the world's business, policy and thought leaders, Georgetown University's Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most dynamic and important cities. The school is committed to developing leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. The McDonough School's undergraduate, MBA, executive education and International Executive MBA programs provide solid grounding in all the core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. For more information about the McDonough School, visit www.msb.georgetown.edu.
About Georgetown University
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