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Dr Josef Ackermann appointed a visiting professor at LSE

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is pleased to announce that Dr Josef Ackermann, chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank, has been appointed a visiting professor at LSE.

Dr Ackermann will be based in LSE's Department of Finance| and took up his appointment on 1 November 2007.

Dr Ackermann will be engaged in a range of teaching and research activities. This year he will be lecturing masters students on topics of risk management and will be organizing a public policy event through the Financial Markets Group.

Professor Ronald Anderson, head of the Department of Finance, commented on the appointment: 'We are delighted that Josef Ackermann has joined LSE. He brings with him a wealth of experience that will be of great benefit to students and colleagues.'

Howard Davies, Director of LSE, added: 'We are delighted that Dr Ackermann will be spending time with our faculty and students. His real world knowledge, combined with a long-standing interest in the academic underpinnings of financial markets, will add a new perspective to our work in the area.'

Dr Ackermann said: 'I feel honoured and pleased to share my experience in finance and banking with faculty and students of this prestigious university.'

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For more information, contact LSE Press Office on 020 7107 5025 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|.

29 November 2007

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