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Richard Ebil Ottoo

Richard Ebil Ottoo is currently Vice President of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Before this position, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University in New York City, teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Analysis, Risk Management, and International Finance. He served as the Director of Professional Certifications in Finance. Prior to his academic career, Ottoo worked with the National Water Corporation of Uganda where he served as Accounts Assistant to the Finance Controller. He also served in the Uganda government as the Special Assistant to the Minister of Health in charge of planning, policy and budgets. During his tenure, he was involved in creating and launching Uganda’s first open education HIV/AIDS campaign in 1987 that received wide international acclaim. Previously he has been a Project Finance Manager with Action Internationalé (AICF), an international development agency. Ottoo obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics (honors) in 1985 from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He also earned a Masters in Banking and Finance Degree (summa cum laude) from Giordano dell’Amore (Finafrica) Foundation College, Milan, Italy in 1989, an MBA in Finance from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business in 1996, and a PhD in Finance from the City University of New York in 1998. He is the author of a book, Valuation of Corporate Growth Opportunities: A Real Options Approach (2000), and his articles have appeared in many finance journals. Ottoo has been awarded numerous awards, such as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Technical Cooperation Scholarship, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship, the John C. Whitehead Foundation Fellowship, the NASDAQ Stock Market Grant, and the Ross and Margie Butler Institute for International Understanding Award.

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