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Dr. Abol Jalilvand

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Dr. Abol Jalilvand is professor of finance and Executive Director of the Business Leadership Hub, an umbrella organization of multiple centers of excellence at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University, Chicago. He is a seasoned academic leader with over 35 years of global administrative experience, having served as Dean of schools of Business and senior scholar at major public and private universities with liberal arts education in both the U.S. (Loyola University Chicago) and Canada (Concordia and Dalhousie Universities).
Globally, Dr. Jalilvand established academic partnerships, economic development, and professional training programs both with universities and the public and private sectors in China, Russia, Cuba, India, and the Middle East. He has successfully completed multiple fundraising campaigns, most recently realized by contributions exceeding $55 million, including a naming gift for Loyola University’s Business School, and previously, a $30 million program for building, scholarships, and research centers at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management. In 2009, in recognition of his leadership in ranking Loyola’s business ethics program first in the nation, Ethisphere Institute, New York, selected Dr. Jalilvand as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. Dr. Jalilvand received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Iranian Institute of Banking.