Virtus InterPress

Founder, Director, Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Alex Kostyuk is an architect of the concept of the publishing house Virtus Interpress. The concept was introduced in 2003 when the publishing house Virtus Interpress was established. Prior to that date Alex Kostyuk had started an academic career having defended the PhD dissertation in corporate finance in 2001. In 2007 one more degree (DBA) was granted to Alex Kostyuk (Switzerland). Moreover, in 2009 one more PhD degree in corporate governance in banks was granted to Alex Kostyuk (Ukraine).

Publishing has added more value to his academic career through putting editorial responsibilities on him and has enabled to establish a great network of corporate governance experts worldwide which by now includes more than 22000 academics and practitioners. Alex consequently has put into practice several international referred journals on corporate governance, regulation and risk control and he is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the Corporate Ownership and Control journal and co-editor of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review.

Since 2002 Alex Kostyuk has edited several books on corporate governance. Some of them have been devoted to the corporate governance in banks. Three other books have been published with contributions by Alex. As the editor of six books Alex Kostyuk managed to establish groups of contributors consisting of more than 280 corporate governance experts from more than 50 countries of the world. Under the initiative and participation of Alex several international conferences in corporate governance have been arranged. These conferences were successfully organized in Taiwan (2008), Ukraine (2011, 2012), France (Tours, 2011), Finland (Helsinki, 2012). Several more conference were managed by him in Italy (Pisa, 2012; Rome, 2013 and 2016; Milan, 2014), France (Paris, 2013, 2015 and 2016), Germany (2014, 2015, 2016).

Under the initiative and guidance of Alex Kostyuk the Center for Banking and Corporate Governance has been established in association with the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine and publishing house Virtus Interpress (2010). Apart from that, Alex is a member of international research Centers in the United Kingdom and Argentina. In 2014 a new center was established - Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance that continued activity and project of the previous one.

Prof. Alexander Kostyuk is a member of the European Association of Science Editors (United Kingdom), The International Corporate Governance Society (United States), The Council of Science Editors (United States) and Association Académique Internationale de Gouvernance (France). Since 2017 - a Fellow of Seoul Corporate Governance Forum.

Alex serves as a reviewer for The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Academic career of Alex Kostyuk has been followed with the Full Professorship at the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine (since 2009), and visiting Professorship at Hanken School of Economics (Since 2010). He also was a visiting professor at ISTEC (Paris), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).

Further outlooks of Alex Kostyuk are directed toward the editorial activity, conference management, teaching corporate governance and consultancy on board of directors, remuneration and general corporate governance.

Since 2017 Alex Kostyuk is affiliated with Kristianstad University (Sweden).

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