Aksel  Mjøs



Head of Department

Norwegian School of Economics

Aksel Mjøs joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in his current position in 2010, before becoming Head of Department in 2021. Before joining NHH he was a researcher at Centre for Applied Research (SNF), 2006-2009. Mjøs holds a Master of Science degree from NHH and received his dr.oecon. in financial economics also from NHH in 2007. In addition, he has a Master of Science degree from London Business School and is an Authorized Financial Analyst. Before becoming an academic, Mjøs had a career in the financial services industry, being CEO of DnB Asset Management, Vice President in Morgan Stanley Investment Banking, London, as well as Company Secretary of Vital Insurance. Mjøs is currently member, former chair, of the board of the Kavli Trust, a charity-owned multinational food group. He was member of a commission which proposed revised legislation of foundations and chaired the Norwegian government’s Capital access commission. He chairs the government’s newly appointed Nature risk commission, 2022-2023. He is also the founder of Gi Gaven Videre, a non-profit provider of digital gift-cards that the recipient may allocate to a charity of her choice. Mjøs' research focuses on corporate debt and financial institutions, including the relationship between banks and borrowing companies as well as entrepreneurial financing. His work has appeared in Management Science, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the European Journal of Operational Research. He is also coordinating the executive programs in finance offered by NHH in cooperation with the Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts.