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HEC Paris appoints Olivier Bossard its new Executive Director for the MSc International Finance

01 Sep 2016

HEC Paris has appointed this week Olivier Bossard as the new Executive Director for its MSc International Finance, one of the school's flagship programs, which has been ranked number 1 worldwide by the Financial Times for the 6th consecutive year.


Professor Olivier Bossard graduated as an Engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1991, and subsequently studied in Japan where he earned a second MSc in Applied Mathematics from Yokohama National University, in 1993.

He has been working in the Financial Markets industry for over two decades in Paris, London and Frankfurt.

Commenting on his nomination as the new Executive Director for the MSc in International Finance, Olivier Bossard declared:

 "Taking over responsibility for the MSc Finance, which Jacques Olivier brought to the top of the worldwide rankings, is a daunting, but thrilling opportunity.
We have an amazing team in place: Alexei Ovtchinnikov, our Academic Director, keeps on improving the utmost quality of course content, while Marguerite Gallant in London and Ferdinand Petra in Paris keep on developing great corporate relationships for our students.
The entire school management team, under the leadership of Peter Todd and Eloïc Peyrache, is fully supportive of our ambitious plans to maintain and develop further the standards of excellence of our MSc Finance, with a unique goal: the satisfaction of our students and their prospective employers."

Commenting about the upcoming intake of new students, Olivier Bossard declared:

"I am genuinely impressed with the quality and variety of profiles we are welcoming this week at HEC Paris: over 170 amazing students from over 30 nationalities. I feel really privileged having the opportunity to teach and guide such hard-working and talented minds. Some of them I already got the opportunity to talk to during the interview process last year; some others I am really excited about welcoming face-to-face on the campus this coming week."

For more information on the program, please visit HEC Paris MSc in International Finance.
See the Financial Times rankings here.