FORA.tv Speaker - David Beim
Professor David Beim had a 25-year career in investment banking, following which he became a professor in the Finance and Economics Division of Columbia Business School. He joined Columbia as an adjunct professor in 1989 and has been a full-time professor of professional practice since 1991. His areas of teaching include corporate finance, international banking and emerging financial markets.
He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in political science from Stanford, and he continued his education as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, earning a master's in politics.
Beim's Wall Street career included 10 years at First Boston Corporation (1966-75), where among other assignments he started and ran the project finance group. He served as executive vice president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States during 1975-77.
Following that, he joined Bankers Trust Company to start and run its investment banking business. During 1978-87, he was executive vice president and head, corporate finance department, and member of the management committee at Bankers Trust. From 1987 to 1989, he was a managing director at Dillon Read & Co.
02.26.09 | 00:07:51 min
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