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Assistant Professor

Accounting and Management Control

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Albert received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), his Master of Management Science (Accounting) degree from Xiamen University (China), and his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) degree from the University of Cape Coast (Ghana). Before his academic appointment at HEC, Albert worked as a principal research assistant and course instructor at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has also previously worked in the corporate setting (in Ghana) as a hotel accounts officer and acting accountant and currently serves as a financial accounting consultant (in France), board member (in Hong Kong) and managing director (inter absentes) to a Ghanaian tech-based startup. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Economist (Ch.E) and a Chartered Financial Economist (Ch.FE).

Albert teaches the Financial Accounting course on the MBA program and has been recently ranked by Poets&Quants as Number 4 on the list of "Top 10 MBA Professors to Watch in 2022."  As regards research, Albert has archival research expertise in several areas (eg, corporate disclosure, including big data; political economy; debt contracting, etc.). Away from research, he is a tennis fanatic. 

Scientific articles

Foreign Institutional Ownership and the Choice between Public and Private Debt

Journal of International Accounting Research, Summer 2019, vol. 18, n° 2, pp 31-64, (in coll. with Jinshuai HU, Albert TSANG)

Scientific articles

Foreign Institutional Ownership and the Choice between Public and Private Debt

Journal of International Accounting Research, Summer 2019, vol. 18, n° 2, pp 31-64, (in coll. with Jinshuai HU, Albert TSANG)


  • Ph.D. in Accountancy, City University of Hong Kong - China
  • Master of Management Science (Accounting), Xiamen University - China

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2020- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris
  • 2019- Assistant Professor, Accounting and Management Control HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2016-2018 Tutor, Teaching Assistant City University of Hong Kong

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • American Accounting Association (AAA), Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), European Accounting Association (EAA), Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM)

Editorial activities

  • Ad hoc Reviewer: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, China Journal of Accounting Research
  • Conference Reviewer: CAAA Annual Conferences , AAA FARS Mid-Year Meeting