Aksel Mjøs joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in his current position in 2010. 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 recieved 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 chairman of the board of the Kavli Trust, a charity-owned multinational food group and deputy chair of Christian Michelsen’s Institute, an independent development research institute. He was member of a commission which proposed revised legislation of foundations and chaired the Norwegian government’s Capital access commission.
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 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.
Aksel Mjøs teaches Corporate Finance (FIE428) and Banking (FIE444) at the master level at NHH. In addition, he teaches valuation in the Authorized Financial Analyst Program (AFA).