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Source: University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Source: University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business
05/24/2024

WHU Mourns the Loss of Professor Günter Dufey

The professor emeritus and long-time supporter of WHU has passed away

The WHU community is mourning the loss of Professor Günter Dufey. The economist, born in Bavaria, was a visiting professor and the head of the Landesbank-Rheinland-Pfalz Chair for International Corporate Finance at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management from 1993 to 2000. Even after his departure, Professor Dufey maintained close ties with the school. A floor in the school’s D-building on the Vallendar campus was even named in his honor.

“With the passing of Professor Dufey, the global research community has lost an incredible academic. And we at WHU have lost a long-time friend and supporter,” said Professor Christian Andres, Dean of WHU. “Through his work, Professor Dufey was a pioneer in the research on corporate risk management. WHU has a lot to thank him for. Both for his incredible dedication to research and for his generous donations.” In addition to his focus on corporate risk management, Professor Dufey also lectured and authored works concerning the financial strategies of multinational companies, international money and capital markets (particularly those in Asia), and corporate governance.

Outside of his duties at WHU, Professor Dufey also taught at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business of the world-renowned University of Michigan. He also worked as a consultant for various departments in the American government, the OECD, and World Bank. Additionally, he was responsible for training new consultants at management and strategy consulting firm McKinsey. As of 2000, he was a member of the advisory board of WHU’s Chair of Finance, under the direction of Professor Markus Rudolf.

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