Roger Mesznik, PhD, MBA

Roger Mesznik, PhD, MBA

Columbia University New York

Roger Mesznik has more than twenty five year experience in lecturing, teaching, and consulting on Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Instruments, Financial Strategy and Planning, International Business, Managerial Accounting, and in training senior executives and MBA students.

Mr. Mesznik holds academic appointments, at the Graduate Business School of Columbia University, New York; at the Stern School of Business, New York University; at INSEAD in France, and at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Mr. Mesznik has concentrated in the last years on teaching in degree-granting executive programs. Participants in these programs are mid-level and upper-level managers who return to university to acquire advanced professional degrees while continuing their full-time employment. This teaching entails a high degree of integration of theoretical constructs with practical applications. The students' own diverse work experience is continuously interwoven with underlying conceptual and analytic structures. Mr. Mesznik teaches assorted courses in financial management, capital markets, financial instruments and securities -- including financial derivatives, economics of the firm, corporate finance, and managerial accounting. Mr. Mesznik has also lectured on these topics at the Technische Universität in Vienna, L'Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, (in French), and had/has visiting appointments at the Catholic University in Lisbon, at the Donau-Universität in Austria (taught intermittently in German), and at Kuwait University in Kuwait. Mr. Mesznik received numerous awards for excellence in teaching.

Mr. Mesznik is a frequent lecturer and consultant to corporations and multi-national and international institutions on finance, financial management, and economic analyses. His clients have included PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bankers Trust, The U.S.-U.S.S.R. Trade and Economic Council, IBM, American Express, Die Bank der Österreichischen Postsparkasse, and the World Bank.

Mr. Mesznik has also acted as Director of the Office of Academic Administration, as Assistant for Special Projects to the Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, and as Associate Director at the Center for the Study of Business and Government at Baruch College. His responsibilities included the initiation, coordination, and direction of special studies and research projects in academic administration, and in public policy and economic analysis.

Mr. Mesznik has held full-time positions in the electronics industry and the pharmaceutical industry. He worked for the Austrian subsidiary of the Dutch corporation Philips N.V., for Johnson & Johnson in the U.S., and for North American Biologicals. Mr. Mesznik's area of expertise was corporate planning, long-range strategy, financial analysis, investment and inventory valuations, and cost-benefit analyses of new products and ventures.

Mr. Mesznik has presented research papers at meetings of the European Finance Association and the Financial Management Association and has published in The American Economist, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. Mr. Mesznik has also conducted research on issues relating to the wealth of the oceans and the Law of the Sea.

Mr. Mesznik has a Ph.D. and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York. He also undertook graduate and undergraduate studies in industrial engineering at the Technische Universität in Vienna, Austria.

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