Mag. Dr. Gordian Gaeta
External Faculty
Associate Professor

Gordian is investor, principal, executive and advisor in complex equity and business venture transactions and implementations mainly in frontier and emerging markets for companies, family offices, private equity funds, with development finance and for sovereign wealth investments. He is shareholder in and advisor to several investment vehicles, funds and businesses. After leaving banking positions in Austria, the UK, Switzerland and Argentian, Gordian became managing partner with Booz.Allen & Hamilton (later Booz & Co today Strategy&), the preeminent management consulting firm and worked for financial institutions, governments and market institutions in several continents.

Gordian studied undergraduate mathematics, graduate and doctorate law and post graduate business sciences in Austria and Switzerland. An Austrian citizen, he resides in Dubai, UAE and Hong Kong.

Academic Appointments

  • 1979   University Assistant, Constitutional Law, University of Salzburg
  • 1984   Lecturer, executive MBA, Banking and Finance, City University of London
  • 1990-2016   Guest lectures – MBA programs at IMD/IMEDE Lausanne, Hull University Dubai, Vlerik Business School Bruxelles/Shanghai
  • 2003/4   Adjunct Professor, graduate course, Management Consulting, University of Hong Kong, Po Kam Institute of Management
  • 2005-2008  Dean, Director, American Academy of Financial Management Asia (AAFM)
  • 2010 to date  Dean, Mondial Academy

Publications and Insights

  • Gordian Gaeta (Co-Author/Editor), Servus Hong Kong 2.0, Austria in and around the Pearl of the Orient, forthcoming Hong Kong, 2017
  • Gordian Gaeta (Co-Author/Editor), Opportunities in Emerging Markets, Investing in the economies of tomorrow, Wiley Finance, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte, Singapore, New York, 2013
  • Gordian Gaeta (Co-Author/Editor), Servus Hong Kong, Austria in and around the Pearl of the Orient, MCCM Creations, Hong Kong, 2004
  • Gordian Gaeta (Ed), Frontiers in Credit Risk, Concepts and Techniques for Applied Credit Risk Measurement, Wiley Finance, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte, Singapore, New York, 2003
  • Booz.Allen & Hamilton (Gordian Gaeta - Co-Author/Editor), Vision Korea, Revitalizing the Korean Economy towards the 21st Century, Maeil Business Newspaper, Maeil Research Institute, Korea Development Institute, Seoul 1997
  • BPF (Gordian Gaeta - Co-Author/Editor) Hong Kong 21 - a Ten Year Vision and Agenda for Hong Kong's Economy, Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1993
  • Gordian Gaeta, Recent Financial Market Developments, American Academy for Financial Management, News letter, 2009
  • Gordian Gaeta, After the Sub-Prime Financial Crisis, Behavioral Imperatives for Finance Professionals, American Academy for Financial Management, News letter, 2008
  • Gordian Gaeta, Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities for Banking and Finance Professions in Arabia, American Academy for Financial Management, News letter, 2008
  • Varadachari R, Credit Risk: An Interview with Gordian Gaeta, Channel, Vol 002, No 01, Bangalore, 2006,
  • Gordian Gaeta, How to select the best consulting approach, in: Li G, Foley C, Ho A, From Elephant to Jaguar, MCCM Editions, Hong Kong, 2004
  • Gordian Gaeta, Hingorani J and Alibhai S, Measuring the Unexpected in Credit Risk, Risk Magazine, London 2001
  • Gordian Gaeta, Alibhai S and Hingorani J, Measuring Prospects of Default Risk, The Asian Banker Journal, Nos 21, 22, 23, Singapore 2000
  • Gordian Gaeta, Incremental Change Good enough for China?, The Asia Banker Journal, No 15, Singapore 1998
  • Gordian Gaeta and Stride R, China Banking: Sector must tread a rocky Path to Reform, The South China Morning Post, 14 May 1998, Hong Kong 1998
  • Gordian Gaeta, Changing Guards around the Wealth Trough of Asia, OFC Asia Pacific 1997, Camden Publishing, London 1997
  • Gordian Gaeta, Big Fish in Bigger Pools: Differing Wealth Management Styles in Asia, Private Wealth Management 1995/96, Camden Publishing, London 1996
  • Gordian Gaeta, Hong Kong’s Financial Industry in Transition, an External Perspective, Columbia Journal of World Business, Volume XXX Number 2, New York 1995
  • Gordian Gaeta and Stellar Chiang M, Asia’s Frontier Economies, Worldlink, The Magazine of the World Economic Forum, September/October 1994, London 1994
  • Gordian Gaeta while at Booz & Co (formerly Booz Allen & Hamilton), co-authored some 25 thought leadership publications on management, economics and finance

Multiple other publications in the fields of investing, investment advice, the arts and antiquities and historical perspectives in Asia.