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Alexander de Groot


Alexander de Groot



Dr. Alexander de Groot holds a PhD in Finance and a Master in Research from IE Business School as well as an MBA from Vlerick Business School (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) and a BBA from Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands). Before joining IE University, he has taught at the University of London and the University of Gibraltar.

He started his career in investment banking in fixed income derivatives in London and then founded KBC-Petercam Derivatives in 1992, which became one of the leading equity derivatives trading houses in Europe. Subsequently he became managing partner and member of the management committee of Petercam, the largest Belgian investment bank, responsible for all Financial Markets, M&A and Risk Management.

Corporate Experience

• Independent Board member of various companies, 2010 – Present

• Managing Partner, Petercam SA (now Degroof-Petercam), Belgium, 1989 – 2007

• Founder and CEO, KBC-Petercam Derivatives SA, Belgium, 1992 – 2000

• Business Analyst, Esso Benelux, Netherlands, 1986 – 1989

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor of Finance, IE University, Spain, 2020 – Present

• Affiliated Researcher, Fundación Mutualidad Abogacía, Spain, 2020 – Present

• Visiting Professor of Finance, University of Gibraltar, UK, 2017 – 2020

• Visiting Professor of Economics, University of London, UK, 2017 – 2020

Academic Background

• Ph.D. in Business Administration (Honors), IE Business School, Spain, 2017

• M.Sc. in Research Methodology in Business Studies (Magna Cum Laude), IE Business School, Spain, 2015

• MBA in Business Administration Vlerick Business School (Distinction), Belgium, 1986

• Bachelor in Business Administration, Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands, 1984