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Sankar De Shiv Nadar University, Noida, India

Sankar De is the Executive Director, Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF), Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. Until recently, he taught graduate programs at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He also completed his Ph.D. in finance from Berkeley.

Professor De’s teaching and research interests include all major fields of corporate finance, including corporate valuation, corporate diversification and planning, and corporate mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. His pioneering research work on the merger and consolidation of financial institutions received a US national research award in 1988. Since coming to the ISB, his research work has focused on non-traditional, alternative methods of financing, and non-legal mechanisms to settle commercial disputes, and enforce contracts used by large and small firms in India and other emerging economies. Part of this work, jointly with Franklin Allen (Wharton) and other international scholars, is a top download at Social Science Research Network and has been presented at scholarly forums across the world.

Professor De was nominated for the teacher-of-the-year award several times at the Haas School of Business. He has been profiled in Business Week’s Annual Guide to the Best Business Schools.