Gunter Dufey

Gunter Dufey

  • Professor Emeritus of Corporate Strategy and International Business
  • Professor Emeritus of Finance
  • DBA University of Washington 1969

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(734) 665-3396
(650) 249-3483

Dr. Gunter DUFEY, joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Business School in 1968.  His academic interests center on INTERNATIONAL MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS as well as on FINANCIAL POLICY OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS, specializing on issues of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and the Intl. Expansion Strategy of business firms.


He held appointments as National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Visiting Prof. at GSB, Stanford University (1980-81), and administered the LBRP Chair of Intl. Corp. Finance at WHU Otto Beisheim Grad. School, near Koblenz, Germany (1993-2000). He also holds an honorary professorship at the Universitaet des Saarlandes, and has been on the faculty of NBS/NTU Singapore 2000-2019. In 2001-2003 he served with McKinsey and Co in Singapore as Sr. Advisor, supporting the Corporate Governance Practice of the the firm in Asia. He has published extensively.


Prof Dufey has been a member of the board of directors of Fuji Logitech, Tokyo/Shizuoka, and subsidaries of ALLY Financial (GMAC) Detroit/Toronto. Until Sept. 2019 he served for many years on the board of Guinness-Atkinson Funds London/Los Angeles. He continues as a member of the supervisory board of Juetting Foundation, Stendal, Germany and as Exec. Director of <EDUCATIONEXCHANGELTD> , a not-for-profit education consulting company in Singapore.

Executive Leadership

Dr. Dufey joined the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 1969. His academic interests center on INTERNATIONAL MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS as well as on FINANCIAL POLICY OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS. He teaches related courses at the graduate level and in the School's Executive Development Programs. In the past, he had visiting appointments at a number of European universities. During 1981-82 he held appointments as National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Since 1993 he administered the Chair for International Corporate Finance at WHU, near Koblenz, Germany, and holds an honorary professorship at the Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken. Becoming emeritus Prof. at the Ross School in 2002, he now lives mainly in Singapore where he holds an appointment.  During the 2000/2001 academic year he was visiting Prof. at Nanyang Business School/Nanyang Technological University NTU Singapore. He has published extensively.

Apart from his scholarly activities, Dr. Dufey has also been involved in government service. He served as a consultant on the U.S. Capital Control Program to the U.S. Treasury Department (1972), was a member of the Economic Advisory Board to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in Washington, D.C. (1972-73), and completed research in international investment for the U.S. Department of the Treasury (1976). In early 1978 he completed a study of Japanese banking regulations for the OECD, Paris; he completed a study on offshore banking centers for the same organization in Spring 1995. In 1985 he co-authored a study for the U.S. Congress (OTA) on the international competitiveness of U.S. financial institutions. He has lectured in the Far East and in Europe under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. In early 1992 he spent several months as a Visiting Scholar with the Ministry of Finance (FAIR) in Tokyo, Japan. During a leave from Michigan during 2001 and 2002, he worked for McKinsey & Co in Singapore, supporting the Corp. Governance practice of the firm in Asia.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dufey has been in close touch with the practical aspects of his field. He has been employed with companies both in Europe and the United States and served as a consultant to a number of international companies and financial institutions. Specifically, during the summer of 1972, Dr. Dufey worked full time with the Treasury Department of the Dow Chemical Company; as part of a sabbatical leave of absence, he joined the Finance Department of Clark Equipment Company in 1974/75. He has been an Associate Member of the Detroit Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute since 1973. Since February 1996 he has served on the Board of Directors of several subsidiaries: Lease Auto Receivables, Inc., a subsidiary of GMAC in the US and Canada. In 1994 he was appointed as a Trustee of what is now Guinness-Atkinson Flight Funds Ltd. He also serves as an Advisor to the Board of Fuji Logitech Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

He is very active in management education, lecturing on funding strategies, risk management, international money markets, and corporate finance and corporate governance.  He has lectured in the Pacific Rim Bankers Program at the University of Washington for more than 25 years

Dr. Dufey was born in Germany where he took his undergraduate work in economics, business, and commercial law. Part of 1962 and periods thereafter he spent in Paris, working with a local company. In 1964, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned M.A. and D.B.A. degrees from this institution in 1965 and 1969, respectively.

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