Professor Jorg Bley was appointed Dean of International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) in September of 2019. He previously served as Dean of the School of Business Administration at the American University of Sharjah and has held a range of academic positions. Professor Bley also has an extensive work relationship with the CFA Institute in his former role as CFA Program Partner Director.
Before receiving his PhD from Florida Atlantic University in the USA, Professor Bley was an Assistant Vice president and Head of Equity Trading for JP Morgan in Frankfurt, Germany, and a floor trader for Banque Nationale de Paris and Deutsche Bank.
Professor Bley holds professional designations in investment analysis and risk management, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
His research is focused on stock market behavior, market efficiency and valuation anomalies and has been published in numerous academic journals. He has co-authored several textbooks on corporate finance with a Middle Eastern perspective that are widely used in universities throughout the MENA region.