Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans

Meet Alex Edmans, a Professor of Finance at London Business School and a leading voice in purposeful business and corporate governance. With award-winning teachings, groundbreaking books, and influential TED Talks, Alex seamlessly bridges academia and real-world finance. Discover how he’s redefining the role of business in society.

Alex Edmans: Revolutionizing Purposeful Business

Alex Edmans wears multiple hats as a Professor of Finance at London Business School, a TED Talk sensation with nearly 3 million views, and an impactful voice in the corporate governance sphere. His professional journey has taken him from the trading floors of Morgan Stanley to the hallowed halls of MIT Sloan and Wharton, accumulating a string of teaching awards along the way.

Bridging Academia and Real-World Finance

Alex seamlessly combines academic rigour with hands-on business experience. He’s not just a lecturer but a thought leader who’s testified in the UK Parliament and contributed to shaping policy on matters like executive pay and share buybacks. Alex also serves on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee and acts as a Non-Executive Director for the Investor Forum.

Globally Recognized Speaker and Author

As a communicator par excellence, Alex has dominated stages from TED platforms to the World Economic Forum in Davos. His TED talks, including “What to Trust in a Post-Truth World,” have amassed millions of views and resonated across continents. Alex’s book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit,” has not only made it to the Financial Times Business Books of the Year list but is also being translated into multiple languages.

Publication and Media Star

Aside from scholarly pursuits, Alex is a regular contributor to publications like the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. He’s frequently sought for interviews and commentary across various media channels, marking him as a go-to expert on finance and corporate governance.

Teaching Excellence

Alex’s career in academia is marked by unprecedented achievements. Initially a finance professor at Wharton, he bagged 14 teaching awards in just six years. His prowess didn’t stop there; at London Business School, he clinched another 11 teaching awards and was named Professor of the Year by Poets and Quants in 2021—making him the first non-US professor to ever receive this honor.

Beyond LBS, Alex also served as the Mercers School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College in London. Here, he offered public lecture series on a variety of impactful topics such as “How Business Can Better Serve Society” and “The Principles of Finance.”

Unlock the Power of Purposeful Business with Alex Edmans

Ready to rethink the way you approach business and finance? Don’t miss the chance to engage with Alex Edmans, the thought leader revolutionizing purposeful business. Whether you’re a corporate giant, a budding entrepreneur, or a policy maker, Alex’s insights are not just theories but real-world strategies that can drive both purpose and profit. Elevate your organization’s financial and ethical standing by securing Alex for your next event or corporate training. 

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“Alex was so engaging and presented fantastically. He allowed me to see this topic from a different viewpoint and really made me appreciate how I fell about us as a company and our balance between profit and purpose. “

“Great as helped us understand how our purpose drives us to succeed but that financial performance is important as provides us the freedom to continue to live and breathe our purpose.”

“Real substance to the speaker based on facts and figures as opposed to the usual emotion.” 

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