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Olivier Bossard is Professor of Finance and Executive Director of the MSc Finance at HEC Paris.

Olivier graduated as an Engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris (Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’ECP / MSc in Applied Mathematics, 1991), and subsequently studied in Japan where he earned a second MSc in Applied Maths from Yokohama National University, in 1993.

He has been working in the Financial Markets industry for over two decades in Paris, London and Frankfurt.
After starting his career at Société Générale Paris as a Derivatives Trader on Fixed Income, Olivier moved to London to lead the complete build-out of the Exotics and Structured Trading desk at Intesa San Paolo Bank, across both Fixed Income and Equity Divisions.

Olivier Bossard then spent over 10 years (from 1998 to 2008) at Lehman Brothers, where he was Managing Director and Member of the Global Equities Management Committee.
For over 10 years, he developed from scratch and led the growth of Lehman’s European Equity Structured Products business. He also engineered and implemented the Financial Engineering Hub based in Mumbai, India.
In his latest role as Head of Structured Products and Exotics, Trading and Structuring, he was managing 60 resources across the platform, in Europe and Asia.

In 2010, Olivier joined Macquarie Bank to run Global Derivatives Trading ex-Asia, with teams in London, Frankfurt, Cape Town and New York.
Promoted to Senior Managing Director in 2011, he served as Co-Head of the Equity Derivatives Division EMEA, with responsibility over 85 resources across Front Office and Support functions.

Passionate about teaching, Olivier Bossard has been lecturing at HEC continuously since 1999, in parallel to his banking career. Since 2012, he now dedicates most of his time on consulting mandates and giving back to the younger generation through his involvement at HEC’s MSc in Finance.

Olivier is married, with two children.

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  • MSc in Applied Mathematics, Yokohama National University - Japan
  • Diplome d'Ingenieur de l'ECP, MSc in Applied Mathematics, Ecole Centrale de Paris - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2016- Affiliate Professor, Finance HEC Paris
  • 2016- Executive Director of the MSc Finance (MIF) and the "Finance Major" (MiM, Master in Management) HEC Paris
  • 1999-2016 Thesis Director, MSc Finance and "Finance Major" (MiM, Master in Management) HEC Paris
  • 1999-2016 Professor, Finance HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2015-2016 Invited Professor, Finance ESSEC Business School, Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Certified Matlab Professional, Certified Matlab Associate, The MathWorks
  • Member of the French Finance Association, the European Finance Association and the American Finance Association
  • Member of the IFA, French Institute of Administrators
  • Member of the Econometric Society
  • Member of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association

Editorial activities

  • 2012- Technical Reviewer for Risk Magazine, Incisive Media

  • Awards & honors

    Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

    • 2013 Elected to "Who's Who in the World"
    • 2007 Awarded Lehman Brothers "Presidents Corporate Citizenship Award", for Diversity and Inclusion, Philanthropy and Leadership