BIOGRAPHY - Dr. Michel Henry Bouchet

Dr. Michel Henry BouchetDr. Bouchet is currently Distinguished Professor at SKEMA Business School and Strategy Adviser of investment funds. He specializes in global financial issues, development and country risk assessment.

M.H. Bouchet has been Scientific Director of the Master of Science in International Finance (ranked n°9 worldwide by the FT) at SKEMA-Sophia Antipolis, as well as Coordinator of the Global Finance Center. He was the manager of the new campus in the technology park of Suzhou in 2009. He initiated the first MOOC of SKEMA in 2014 tackling the challenges of Globalization ( as well as the Country Risk Assessment MOOC in 2017-20. He teaches Country Risk Management and Global Finance in the MSc Financial Markets and Investments (ranked n°4 worldwide by the FT) while coordinating the development of the new Skema campus in Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 2020.

M.H. Bouchet started his career in France’s Prime Minister Office (Secrétariat Général de la Défense Nationale). He has then held high-level positions in international banking, including at BNP (Country risk management deputy manager), the World Bank (Senior Economist) and the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he became CEO of Owen Stanley Financial SA, a specialized advisory firm dealing with debt restructuring strategy in emerging markets, before moving into a subsidiary of ING Barings where he was Principal Advisor. After setting up the North Sea-Global Equity Management investment fund, he was its Chief Strategist until 2016.

M.H. Bouchet has been International Affiliate Professor at ESAN (Lima) and Visiting Lecturer at ESCP-CFVG (Vietnam) and at ESC-Sfax (Tunisia), as well as at Zhejiang and Suzhou Universities in China. He is a frequent speaker in international conferences. He was Visiting Scholar at the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). He is Reviewer of the International Business Review and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance & Management as well as the Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science. He is also Expert Witness in international arbitrage courts. Dr. Bouchet is member of Association Française d’Economie Politique, of Association d’Economie Financière, of ANTICOR, and of Transparency International.

Dr Bouchet graduated in Economics from the University of Paris-X and from the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He also holds a Master and a Ph.D in International Relations from USC, Columbia, USA. He got his HDR from Université Paris-Dauphine. He has published extensively, incl. “Political Economy of Sovereign Debt” (Greenwood), “Country Risk Assessment” (Wiley 2003, with Clark & Groslambert), “Gestion et Finance Internationales” (co-author Pearson 2004), “La Globalisation-Introduction à l’Economie du Nouveau Monde” (Pearson 2005), “Intelligence Economique et Gestion des Risques” (Pearson 2007, with Alice Guilhon), “La Deuda de la Naciones” (FELABAN-Bogota) and “Riesgo-Pais: un Enfoque Latino-Americano” (ESAN-PERU 2007), as well as the novel “Les Nuits Blanches” (L’Harmattan-Paris).

His most recent publication in 2018 is “Country Risk Management in the Age of Globalization”, with Palgrave-MacMillan (with C. Fishkin and A. Goguel).