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Ferdinand PETRA

Affiliate Professor


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Ferdinand Petra is Affiliate Professor of Finance at HEC Paris since 2014 where he teaches several classes: Corporate Finance, M&A, an Investment Banking academy (corporate valuation, M&A, LBO), an Investment Banking Elective and Excel modelling.

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 to Investment Banking interviews (CV, cover letter review, mock interviews, questions’ database management).

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 Professional Coaching (

Ferdinand Petra graduated from the HEC MBA in 2002.

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

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2014- Affiliate Professor, Finance HEC Paris