Anette Mikes received the Prize for her contribution to the development of the foundations of Risk Management and the advancements in the practical implementation.
The laureate graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences (Bachelor in Economics and Master of Science in Economics and Finance) and from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (Master of Science in Accounting and Finance), with distinction. In 2006, she completed her PhD in Risk Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After that, Anette Mikes joined the Faculty of Harvard Business School as Post-Doctoral Fellow and between 2009-2014 as Assistant Professor of Business Administration. In 2014, she became a Full Professor of Accounting, Control and Risk Management at HEC Lausanne.
Anette Mikes has a broad international network in her research area of Risk Management. Her research on the emergence, conditions and limitations of risk management as an organizational practice has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals, and provides a foundation for further research.
The ACA Prize in Financial Governance is awarded for extraordinary accomplishments in academic research in the areas of Accounting, Control, Corporate Finance and Auditing. This year, the Prize was awarded for the first time as successor of the Dr. Kausch Prize, which has been granted for 30 years at the University of St.Gallen. Therewith the Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing of the University of St.Gallen (ACA-HSG) makes an important contribution to foster relevant research and its practical implementation in the area of Financial Governance. The Prize is among the highest endowed awards in the German-speaking area and emphasizes the claim of the ACA-HSG to provide and to recognize outstanding performance.
The official award ceremony of the ACA Prize in Financial Governance took place on 9 November 2017 as part of the ACA Research Symposium at the University of St.Gallen.