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Eric Briys, Co-founder, Cyberlibris.

Eric spent fifteen years in the academic world as a Professor of Finance. After having taught at CERAM, and then in Canada and the United States, he joined the Groupe HEC, chairing the Finance and Economics department, the Doctoral Program and the Institut Supérieur des Affaires (ISA).

His main areas of research were in derivatives markets, insurance, risk and asset liability management. He has published some thirty scientific papers and eight reference finance and economics books. One of his books was awarded the Sunday Times Book of the Week distinction.

Eric co-founded, in parnership with Roll and Ross Asset Management, an asset management firm, ARCAS, whose funds were the first equity and bond index funds ever proposed on the French market and an asset-liability management consulting firm, Dixon associates.

He left the academic world to join the investment banking world in London. He headed the European Insurance & Reinsurance groups at Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank.

Eric co-founded < Cyberlibris (www.cyberlibris.com), the first European digital library dedicated to business schools, universities and corporations.

Eric is a graduate of HEC and of the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Geneva.