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Dr. Michael James Barnes

Dean – Alliance School of Business

Alliance School of Business

Dr. Michael James Barnes holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio; MBA from Stanford University, California; and a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Barnes has a wide experience in varied academic roles across the globe such as Principal and Chief Academic Officer; Chair of the Accounting & Finance Department; founding Dean and Professor of the School of Business & Economics; Assistant Dean for Action Learning & Corporate Liaison; MBA Director; to name a few.

Before entering full-time academia, Dr. Barnes worked for more than two and half decades in international banking including appointments as Executive Director of Lazard Asset Management (UK) and Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Deputy General Manager of The Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ), and Investment Officer with The World Bank, Washington DC.