Mikael Collan

Advisor, Strategic Finance

Mikael Collan is the Director General of the VATT Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki, Finland. He also is a full tenured Professor of Strategic Finance at the Lappeenranta University of Technology.

For over twenty years Mikael’s research has concentrated on real asset valuation, valuation systems, and portfolio selection under uncertainty. He has published in high-ranking academic journals about evaluation of corporate acquisitions, patent valuation, and R&D project selection. He is the creator of the “Pay-Off Method” for real option valuation, using fuzzy mathematics to solve real options valuation problems.

Currently Mikael serves in the boards of a number of international and national SME companies and has worked extensively in developing strategic management systems for Finnish industry.

Mikael received a Ph.D. in Management & Finance and a Master of Science in Economics from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He also did a year of graduate study in Economics at Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.

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