Thomas (Tom) Robinson serves as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of AACSB International, the primary global accreditor and membership organization of business schools worldwide. As president and CEO, Robinson works alongside the organization’s board and global network of staff, members, and volunteers to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.
Prior to joining AACSB, Robinson spent seven years at CFA Institute, most recently as managing director of the Americas and managing director of education globally, providing vision and leadership for a 100+ member global team—which produced and delivered educational content and programs for candidates, members, other investment professionals, and universities. Robinson also served as co-executive sponsor of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Initiative.
Prior to joining CFA Institute, Robinson spent 14 years at the University of Miami, serving as a tenured accounting faculty member and in several administrative roles including department chair, director of the Master of Professional Accounting program, and director of Personal Financial Planning programs. He taught graduate courses in financial statement analysis, personal financial planning, and valuation. Throughout his academic career, Robinson has won several teaching awards, has published regularly in academic and professional journals, and has authored or coauthored many books.
Prior to joining the University of Miami, Robinson practiced public accounting and financial planning for 10 years, primarily with Deloitte and Pritchett Dlusky & Saxe in Columbus, Ohio. Concurrently, during his professional and academic careers, he has also served as a consultant and investment advisor to individuals, law firms, accounting firms, professional associations, and governmental agencies in the areas of wealth management, financial statement analysis, and valuation.
Robinson is a CFA charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Ohio), a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's and doctorate from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.