Matti Suominen

Professor, Finance at Aalto University School of Business


Aalto University School of Business

Matti Suominen is Professor of Finance at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in information economics in financial markets, market microstructure and corporate finance.

Suominen has previously worked as a consultant at the European Corporate Finance Practice of McKinsey & Co. and as a Chief Dealer in the Options and Futures Markets in Finland. From 1997 until 2006 he was in the full time faculty at INSEAD, working first as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor of Finance. Although already also at the Aalto University, between 2006 and 2015 he has continued to work with INSEAD as an Adjunct Professor of Finance or as a Visiting Professor of Finance.

Suominen is actively involved in management consulting to financial institutions and executive education. He has taught in the MBA, PhD and executive education programs. He has also taught in several company specific programs worldwide.

Matti Suominen did his PhD in Financial Economics in 1997 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also worked as a Visiting Associate Professor at Wharton.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. August 1997 Field of Concentration: Finance
  • M.A., Economics, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland. April 1991


  • Nominated for best dissertation, the University of Pennsylvania
  • Winner of 2004 Best MBA Teacher Award, INSEAD (nominated 4 times)
  • Winner of 2010 Best Teacher Award, Aalto Executive Education


  • Associate Dean (research and international relations) Aalto University School of Business, December 2017
  • onwards. Responsibilities include e.g. the doctoral program and chairing of the tenure track
  • committee.
  • Professor of Finance, Aalto University School of Business, September 2004 onwards.
    • Head of the Finance Department, 2010-2012.
    • Director of the Financial Markets and Services Research Area, 2006-2009
  • Visiting/Secondary part time professor positions while at Aalto:
    • Regular visiting professor at INSEAD, France, 2006-2015, 2018-2019
    • Chinese University of Hong Kong, spring 2017
    • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, fall 2005
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD, France, 1997 –2004
  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co., European Corporate Finance Practice, 2000 - 2001
  • Economist, Research/Financial Markets Department, Bank of Finland, Helsinki, Finland, 1991- 1992
  • Chief Dealer, Dealer/Market Maker, Options and Futures, Interbank Ltd., Helsinki, Finland, 1987 - 1988


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