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Helyette Geman

Title: Senior Fellow

Area of expertise: Probability, Commodities, Finance.

Helyette Geman is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, Director of the Commodity Finance Center at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, who focuses on Probability, Commodities and Finance. She was Chairman of the Finance Department at ESSEC Business School from 1988 to 1995, and the Director of Dauphine Master 203 at the University of Paris Dauphine from 1995 to 2005.

Helyette Geman is a Graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Mathematics and holds a PhD in Probability and a PhD in Finance. She worked as a scientific expert for EDF Trading, Louis Dreyfus, BMP Billiton, Bunge Invivo and financial institutions. Her book “Commodities and Commodity Derivatives” published in 2005 by Wiley Finance has become the reference in the field.

Helyette Geman has published more than 140 papers in major journals and counts among her former PhD students Nassim Taleb, author of the Black Swan.