Martin Essenburg, an international educator and experienced finance executive, began teaching Corporate Finance in the BMI Executive MBA. He is a professor of finance at Chicago-based DePaul University in the USA and Executive Director of DePaul’s Center for Financial Services.
“As BMI’s new Corporate Finance Professor, Martin is an outstanding addition to our team of top international faculty members from around the world. With his tremendous experience as an executive and consultant at international financial institutions, he brings real-world know-how to the classroom,” BMI Director General Jaunius Pusvaškis said. The new professor will also lead the finance module in the BMI Impactful Leadership & Corporate Finance Programme.
Prof. Essenburg has more than 25 years of expertise in banking, corporate finance, capital markets and structured finance, having served as a Managing Director at Bank America and Standard Chartered, and having founded and run an international consultancy for financial institutions. Today he completed teaching a first intensive module on Corporate Finance and Company Valuation for BMI EMBA Class 18.
“I appreciate the professor’s very practical insights into aspects of finance that are very relevant for business today, things based not just on theoretical expertise but also on his personal management experience. This is one of the aspects that attracted me to the BMI EMBA,” said Stepas Telešius, one the EMBA participants, who is Chairman of the Board at ACME Group.
Another executive student, Irtautė Ščerbavičienė, who’s a Board Member and Head of Business Development at Euroapotheca, said Prof. Essenburg also brought strategic perspective to the diverse types of finance decisions, along with attention to international and even inter-cultural dimensions. “The lectures, discussions and case studies were focused and not difficult to follow, while at the same time being challenging in a way that opens new horizons for finding opportunities,” she said.