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Kevin Kaiser

Professor of Management Practice

Director, ABN AMRO Managing for Value Research Fund

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Kevin Kaiser joined the finance faculty at INSEAD in 1992 where he is currently Professor of Management Practice and Director of the Transition to General Management Programme. Kevin teaches extensively in the executive and MBA programmes at INSEAD and is an eight-time recipient of the MBA award for Best Teacher for Electives, Fontainebleau campus. He also teaches at numerous institutes and for private clients throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia and was Adjunct Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (1995-96 and 2005). His research and teaching interests are in corporate finance and value creation in corporate restructuring and value-based management.

In the classroom, Kevin combines his deep knowledge of academic theory together with the first-hand practical knowledge he has gained through real-world experience. Kevin worked in the Corporate Finance and Strategy practice of McKinsey & Co., based in Amsterdam and Paris from 1997-1999, where he led and participated in a wide variety of studies involving companies across Europe, the U.S.A., Asia and Africa addressing value creation, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate strategy. Kevin was also a principal in bfinance.com, a venture capital-financed marketplace for business finance which began in 1999 and presently manages multi-billions of Euros in transactions annually between thousands of corporations and hundreds of participating financial institutions across Europe.

Kevin holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from The University of Western Ontario and a PhD in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Research Areas

Corporate Finance; Management of Financial Distress; Value Creation in Corporate Restructuring; Value-Based Management.


Corporate Finance; Value Creation in Corporate Restructuring; Value-Based Management.

Related Executive Education programmes

Professor Kevin Kaiser is directing the following programmes: Transition to General Management and Advanced Valuation Programme.

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