Victor Petenkemani

  • Interim Dean, School of Business
  • Assistant Professor, Business
Prof. Victor Petenkemani

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Professor Victor Petenkemani is the Associate Dean of the Mercy University School of Business. A full-time faculty, Prof. Petenkemani teaches economics, international business and corporate finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests encompass asset pricing and impact investing, with a focus on ESG factors and risk management. He is an entrepreneur, an investor and an advisor who seek to help business ventures reach their goals.

Prior to Mercy, he held business strategy and finance roles at Fortune 500 companies, primarily in France and the United States. In addition to this corporate experience at Delta Air Lines (transportation, Atlanta GA - USA), Houlihan Lokey (Distressed Investment Banking, New-York, NY - USA), BlackRock (Investment Research and Analysis, Princeton NJ - USA), Caisse Des Dépôts et Consignation (Back-Office Analyst, Paris, France), Prof. Petenkemani was engaged in various business development initiatives in several frontier markets.

Professor Petenkemani is a graduate of the Wharton School (MBA in Finance) and the Lauder Institute (MA in International Studies) of the University of Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Université du Maine (Le Mans, France) where he earned an MS in Accounting and a BS in Economics. Professor Petenkemani is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

M.B.A. in Finance and M.A. in International Studies, Wharton School / Lauder Institute - University of Pennsylvania

M.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Economics - Université Du Maine (France)

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Finance, Economics, Accounting and International Business