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Dr. Andrei Kirilenko

Director, Centre for Global Finance and Technology, Imperial

Dr. Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, a visiting Professor of Finance at the Imperial College Business School, and a Research Fellow in the Financial Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Prior to joining Imperial in August 2015, he was a Professor of the Practice of Finance at MIT Sloan and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Prior to MIT, Professor Kirilenko served as chief economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between December 2010 and December 2012. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman’s Award for Excellence (highest honor). Professor Kirilenko’s scholarly work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards. Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.