Bio of Philippe J.S. De Brouwer


128 Words Standard Bio of Dr. Philippe De Brouwer

Dr. Philippe J.S. De Brouwer is director at HSBC Krakow, honorary consul of Belgium in Krakow, guest lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology, University of Warsaw and University of Economics Krakow. He is also member of the board of trustees of the International School of Krakow, member of the Advisory Council of the Economic University of Krakow, and member of the University Council of AGH UST. His academic research is mainly in investment management and data science.

In all his activities he aims to build bridges between the communities that he serves and he contributes to connect the academic world with the industry and diplomacy. His newest book appeared in October and is titled "The big R-book: from data science to learning machines and big data".

300 Words Academic Bio of Dr. Philippe De Brouwer

Dr. Philippe De Brouwer leads expert teams in the service centre of HSBC in Krakow, is honorary consul for Belgium in Krakow and is also professor at the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University and AGH University of Science and Technology.

He studied theoretical physics and later acquired his second Master degree while working full time. Finishing this Master he solved the "fallacy of large numbers puzzle" that was formulated by P.A. Samuelson 38 years before and remained unsolved since then. In his Ph.D. he successfully challenged the assumptions of the noble price winning theory of Mean Variance of Markovitz, by creating "Maslowian Portfolio Theory"

His career brought him into insurance, banking, investment management and back to banking, while his specialization shifted from IT, data science to people management.

For Fortis (now BNP) he created one of the first capital guaranteed funds and got promoted to director in 2000. In 2002 he joined KBC, where he merged 4 companies into one and subsequently became CEO of the merged entity in 2005. Under his direction the company climbed from number 11 to number 5 on the market while the number of competitors increased by 50%. In the aftermath of the crisis he helped creating a new asset manager for KBC in Ireland that soon accommodated the management of ca. 1000 investment funds and had about 32 Bln Euro under management. In 2012 he widened his scope by joining Risk Management and specialized in statistics and numerical methods. Later Philippe worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and specialized in Big Data, analytics and people management. In 2016 he joined HSBC, created a Centre of Excellence in Risk management in their service centre in Krakow. That team controls all most important models used in the bank worldwide.

In his free time he teaches at AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Warsaw University. He teached many subject like finance, behavioural economics, decision making, Big Data, bank management, structured finance, corporate banking, financial markets, financial instruments, team-building and leadership. But what stands out is his data and analytics course.

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While finishing his second Master (Applied Economics) Philippe solved the "fallacy of large numbers puzzle", formulated by P.A. Samuelson 38 years earlier. In this PhD he created the "Maslowian Portfolio Theory" and so successfully challenged the assumptions of the Noble price winning "Mean Variance Theory" of H. Markovitz that dominated our thinking about suitability of investments for more than 60 years.

He is an active executive and has more than two decades experience in banking and asset management, fulfilled many C-level functions and is now a director at the service centre of HSBC in Europe where he oversees different activities related to risk management (such as model governance, model review, regulatory compliance). He specializes in teamwork, leadership, big data, analytics, risk management and investment advice.

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