Profile for Mehtap Eklund

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Specialty area(s)

Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Governance, CEO Compensation, and Entrepreneurship

Brief biography

 She is an Assistant Professor at the Accountancy Department at UWL. She has a Ph.D. degree in Accounting and International Business. She has academic and practical experiences in the United States, Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Luxembourg, the Caribbean Islands, and Turkey.  


Current courses at UWL

ACC 222- Accounting Principles II

ACC 325 Cost Accounting


She completed her dissertation on “CEO Compensation of Listed Companies in Switzerland” in November 2015, and she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Accounting and International Management (double major) with distinction from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland (AACSB and EQUIS Accredited) in February 2016. 

Teaching history

She has lectured bachelor and master students on International Finance, Financial Performance Management, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Managerial Accounting, and Research Methods.

Professional history

She was an Associate Professor in Norway and a visiting Professor in Finland, France, and Turkey. She was an online lecturer at the universities in Finland and in Great Britain.

Before starting a Ph.D., she worked for seven years as an Auditor at Deloitte and Ernst &Young in Turkey, the Caribbean, the USA, and Luxembourg.

During her Ph.D., she worked for five years as a Research Associate at the University of St Gallen and the University of Lucerne, ASA in Switzerland.

Research and publishing

She is a Regional Governance Partner at the Board Foundation (BF), Switzerland.  She has supervised various master theses and research projects. Her articles on Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting (IFRS convergence), and Managerial Accounting were published in international peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of a book on CEO compensation, published by Springer Publisher in December 2019.