Jan Simon teaches capital markets, investment, alternative investments and sports management in IESE’s MBA program and is section head for international MBA students.
Prof. Simon earned his MBA from IESE and his law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium. He holds a postgraduate degree in investment advice from EHSAL Brussels, Belgium, and his PhD at the University of Essex, UK.
Before joining academia, Prof. Simon worked as executive director for Goldman Sachs, helping to set up its pan-European sales trading desk in London. Prior to that, he was vice-president and co-head of Salomon Brothers’ emerging markets trading desk in London.
Prof. Simon is co-writer of the website BankCV.com, which won the Association of Business School Award for New Business and was short-listed for the Computer Weekly Award in the start-ups category in 2001. He serves on the board of management of several start-up companies.