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Ferdinand PETRA

Associate Professor (Education Track)


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Ferdinand Petra is Associate Professor of Finance (ETF) at HEC Paris

He teaches several classes (corporate finance, M&A, LBO, financial modelling)  in the Grande Ecole program (MiM), Master in International Finance and Executive MBA

He has been Executive Director of the Master in International Finance in 2015-2016. He is also in charge of coaching students and preparing them for future finance careers (with a focus on Invesmtent Banking and Buy-side)

Mr. Petra began his career in M&A at J.P. Morgan both in London and Paris for 4 years, followed by 6 years as French Client coverage officer at Barclays Capital in Paris.

Mr. Petra conducts as well analyst training for banks, SWF and Corporates and does Executive Coaching (

Ferdinand Petra graduated from the HEC MBA in 2002.


  • Master of Business Administration, HEC Paris - France
  • Master of Science, Hautes Etudes Industrielles - France
  • DEA in Organic Chemistry, Université de Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies - France

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2021- Associate Professor (Education Track) HEC Paris
  • 2014-2021 Affiliate Professor, Finance HEC Paris