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Eric Briys, President and Co-founder, Cyberlibris.

Eric spent fifteen years in the academic world as a Professor of Finance. After having taught at the 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, along with François Lascaux, Cyberlibris (, the first and largest 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.

François Lascaux, Managing Director and Co-founder, Cyberlibris.

He spent 15 years in the tobacco industry, starting out as Product Marketing Manager, then as Export Market Manager, where he covered numerous countries across Europe such as Switzerland, Greece and Turkey.

He led many large-scale marketing and commercial projects in France and abroad and has had considerable experience in the demands of complex competitive environments.

He was Managing Director of the Benelux and Italian subsidiaries of Altadis and Seita for six years.

François is an ESCP graduate.