Professor Christopher Adam

Professor Christopher Adam is currently Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean (Programs) at the Business School in the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He was the Associate Dean (Faculty) from 2001 to 2005 for the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), and then Head of the School of Banking and Finance in the Business School 2006-2007.

During the period 1977 to 1998, Chris held in succession senior academic positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management in UNSW, at Bond University, and at the University of Sydney. He rejoined UNSW as Professor of Finance when the AGSM and the Graduate School of Business at Sydney University were merged in 1999.

Chris’ research focuses on issues in international corporate finance and financial strategy. His most recent publications include articles on aspects of multinational banking, and a textbook in corporate finance.

Chris teaches in the areas of corporate financial strategy on the AGSM MBA and AGSM Executive Education programs, in Australia and Hong Kong. He won the AGSM Alumni Association Prize for Outstanding Teaching in 2003, and an AGSM Executive Programs Excellence Award in 2010.

In addition to research, teaching and academic administration, Chris has consulted to a number of organizations in the financial and mining sectors in Australia, and was a non-executive director of ORIX Australia Corporation Ltd 1999-2006.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia (1974), and earned his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Harvard University in the USA (1977).  Chris is an AGSM Fellow, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.