Thomas (Tom) R. Robinson, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, CPA, CFP

Thomas (Tom) Robinson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AACSB International, the primary global accreditor and membership organization of business schools. As president and CEO, he works alongside the organization’s board and global network of staff, members, and volunteers to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. Prior to joining AACSB in March 2015, Robinson served as Managing Director Education, and Managing Director of the Americas at the CFA Institute. There he led a cross-functional team which participated in the development of education and engagement strategies for the Americas Region. He also provided vision and leadership for a global team which produced and delivered educational content and programs for candidates, members, investment professionals, and universities. Previously, Robinson served as a tenured faculty member and director of the Master of Professional Accounting and Personal Financial Planning programs at the University of Miami. Throughout his academic career, Robinson won several teaching awards, published regularly in academic and professional journals, and authored or co-authored many books. As a CFA charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Robinson practiced public accounting and financial planning for 10 years. He also served as a consultant and investment advisor in the areas of wealth management, financial statement analysis, and valuation. Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master's and doctorate from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.