Alexander Arapoglou teaches risk management and applied investment management to MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
He is principal of Aland Corporation, a derivatives and risk consulting firm that he founded in Durham, N.C., in 2002.
He has been a derivatives trader and head of risk management worldwide for a major New York bank. Professor Arapoglou served as treasurer and head of risk management worldwide for Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation. As treasurer, he was responsible for firm investments, funding, liquidity risk management as well as all non-trading foreign exchange and interest rate risk. As head of risk management, he managed the market risk department and implemented a variety of metrics and techniques for the analysis of trading, credit and liquidity risk.
Before joining Mizuho, Professor Arapoglou traded yen derivatives for Chemical Bank and for Chase after the two banks merged. He joined Chemical Bank as global head of risk management in 1989, and managed risk incidents in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
His career included positions as head of the financial analysis group at Salomon Brothers and head of consumer sector treasury at Chase, where he was on the bank-wide treasury strategy committee. Before he began his financial career, Professor Arapoglou was a management consultant with Accenture, specializing in evaluating and recommending strategic improvements to controls and management information systems for large capital projects worldwide including nuclear power plants refineries and LNG plants.
Professor Arapoglou received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from McGill University.