AIM Faculty

Alexander Arapoglou

Alexander T. Arapoglou  
Professor of the Practice of Finance

Alexander Arapoglou teaches risk management and applied investment management to MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
He is principal of Aland Corporation, a derivatives and risk consulting firm that he founded in Durham, N.C., in 2002. 

He has been a derivatives trader and head of risk management worldwide for a major New York bank. Mr. Arapoglou served as treasurer and head of risk management worldwide for Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation. As treasurer, he was responsible for firm investments, funding, liquidity risk management as well as all non-trading foreign exchange and interest rate risk. As head of risk management, he managed the market risk department and implemented a variety of metrics and techniques for the analysis of trading, credit and liquidity risk.   

Before joining Mizuho, Mr. Arapoglou traded yen derivatives for Chemical Bank and for Chase after the two banks merged. He joined Chemical Bank as global head of risk management in 1989, and managed risk incidents in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

His career included positions as head of the financial analysis group at Salomon Brothers and head of consumer sector treasury at Chase, where he was on the bank-wide treasury strategy committee. Before he began his financial career, Mr. Arapoglou was a management consultant with Accenture, specializing in evaluating and recommending strategic improvements to controls and management information systems for large capital projects worldwide including nuclear power plants refineries and LNG plants.  

Mr. Arapoglou received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from McGill University.


Mustafa Gültekin

Mustafa N. Gultekin  
Associate Professor of Finance

Investments, portfolio theory, asset pricing models and corporate finance are the focus of Mustafa Gultekin's work. He teaches investments, portfolio management and financial modeling. Other areas of expertise include financial markets, international finance, risk management and valuation.

Dr. Gultekin's current research investigates the flow of information across securities and countries; assessment of return-generating models; the impact of increased debt by U.S. corporations on economic stability; overreaction in securities markets; and persistence of analysts' errors in earnings forecasts and implications for the SUE models.

He has served as a consultant to major corporations in the United States and abroad, including Atlantic Bell, Westinghouse, U.S. Agency for International Development, Kansallis Foundation for Financial Research and Salomon Brothers, now Smith Barney.

Dr. Gultekin is the former president of the European Financial Management Association and the former dean of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics at Koc University in Istanbul. He also served as associate director of Management Decision Laboratory at New York University and as a research scientist at Bogazici University in Turkey.

He received his PhD from New York University, his MA in operations management from Bogazici University and a BS in physics from Middle East Technical University.


Allen Snively

Allen (Chip) Snively, Jr. CFA 
Senior Lecturer of Finance

Chip Snively is coordinator of the Investment Management Concentration in the BSBA Program, and teaches courses in corporate finance and investments.
He joins UNC Kenan-Flagler from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he was the co-director of the MBA program's Investment Management Academy, an applied investment management concentration/curriculum. At the Kelly School he taught courses in the MBA (residential and online) and undergraduate programs, as well as a co-operative graduate program in Zagreb, Croatia.

Mr. Snively worked for Intel Corporation in various senior financial management roles, including running manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, China and Puerto Rico, and a strategic planning group in Arizona. Additionally, he has corporate finance experience with American Airlines, and asset management experience with Liberty National Bank & Trust Company.

He received his MBA in finance/international business from Indiana's Kelley School of Business and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Kentucky. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.