Prof. Dr Alexander Bassen

Professor of Capital Markets & Management at the University of Hamburg

Alexander Bassen has been a professor of business management, specialising in the capital markets and corporate management, at the University of Hamburg since 2003. The focus of his research is the valuation of non-financial information, sustainability, capital-market-oriented corporate management and corporate governance.

Alexander Bassen has been a member of the Council for Sustainable Development since 2013.

Career

17.5.1965
Born in Rotenburg an der Wümme

1984
German school leaving certificate (Abitur) from the Ratsgymnasium secondary school in Rotenburg an der Wümme

1984–1986
Compulsory civilian service at the German Red Cross (DRK) blood donation service

1986–1988
Automotive salesman at the BMW AG branch in Hamburg

1988–1994
Studies in business management at Justus Liebig University Giessen and Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

1994–1997
Doctoral studies for degree Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude) at the European Business School (EBS)

1994–1996
Research fellow under the Chair of General Business Management, specialising in controlling, chaired by Prof. Dr Alfred Kötzle, EBS

1994–2000
Personal Advisor to President Dr h.c. Walther Leisler Kiep, EBS

1998–2001
Associate lecturer for accounting/controlling and finance/banks under the Endowed Chair of Banking and Finance, Prof. Dr Dr Ann-Kristin Achleitner, EBS

2002
Postdoctoral qualification Dr. rer. pol. habil., appointment as adjunct lecturer and award of authorisation to teach at EBS and Technical University of Munich

2002–2003
Adjunct lecturer under the Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance, Prof. Dr Dr Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Technical University of Munich

Since 2003
Professor of business management, specialising in capital markets and corporate management, at the University of Hamburg (2003–2008: investment and finance)

2007–2009
Vice Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg

Since 2013
Principal Investigator at the excellence cluster Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) as part of the federal and state excellence initiative

Since 2013
Member of the Council for Sustainable Development

Since 2015
Visiting Professor, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Since 2017
Honorary Research Associate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Membership of scientific advisory bodies/working groups (selection)

Since 2000
Corporate Governance working group of the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA)

Since 2002
Board of Trustees of the German Society for the Protection of Securities Holders (DSW)

Since 2005
Effective Finance Communication commission of the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA)

Since 2007
Responsible Investment Advisory Committee of Deutsche Asset Management

Since 2007
Responsible investment working group of the DVFA

Since 2012
ESG Environmental, Social & Governance Issues (CESG) Commission of the European Association of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS)

Since 2017
Chair of UN PRI Academic Network Steering Committee