Title: FAB Founder
Bhagwan Chowdhry is a Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson where he has held an appointment since 1988. Professor Chowdhry has also taught at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Indian School of Business. He received his PhD in 1989 from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He also has an MBA in Finance from the University of Iowa and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology. Professor Chowdhry‚Äôs research interests, on which he has published several papers in finance and economics journals, are in International Finance and Corporate Finance and Strategy. He is on the editorial board of a number of finance journals. He teaches International Finance, Corporate Finance, and Financial Institutions at Anderson. He has also organized and taught Executive Education programs on Financial Derivatives, Corporate Risk Management and Valuation in Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Microfinance has been Professor Chowdhry's recent teaching, research and applied interest. He has supervised several MBA student projects in microfinance in the last several years. He has taught an undergraduate seminar class on the subject and is teaching an MBA class on it at Anderson. He has developed a new model for "Franchising Microfinance" on which he has written a research paper and is studying the feasibility of implementing the model with an Anderson MBA student team and a microfinance institution.