Olivier Bossard

Executive Director of the MSc Finance - HEC Best Professor Award 2019, HEC School of Management

Olivier Bossard is Professor of Finance and Executive Director of the MSc Finance at HEC Paris.
Since 2011, his program has been ranked #1 worldwide for the 9th consecutive year in the Financial Times Global Ranking of Masters in Finance.

In June 2019, he receives the Best Professor Award at HEC Paris.

He also teaches Finance at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo).

Olivier graduated as an Engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris (Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’ECP / MSc in Applied Mathematics, 1991).
He subsequently spent 3 years in Japan at Yokohama National University, where he specialized in Cryptography, Deep Learning Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence.

He has been working in the Financial Markets and Derivatives industry for over two decades. He developed and managed the Trading, Structuring and Financial Engineering Departments at four investment banks, based mainly in London, but also Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

Passionate about teaching, Olivier Bossard has been lecturing at HEC continuously since 1999, in parallel to his banking career. Since 2016, he is now the Executive Director of the MSc Finance at HEC Paris and dedicates his time sharing his experience with the younger generation.

His current study fields include: Finance 2.0, FinTech, Cryptography and Blockchain technology, as well as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence applications in Finance.