Welcome, Dr. Christophe Schinckus, as the Director of the School of Business!

We are happy to announce the arrival of Dr. Christophe Schinckus as the Director of the School of Business!

Dr. Christophe Schinckus is a Professor at UFV and Director of the School of Business – he joined UFV on April 2021. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Leicester (UK). Chris holds a BSc in Engineering and Management; a BSc in Computer Science; an MSc in Engineering and Management; an MSc in Financial Risk Management; a MA in Philosophy of Science and a MASt (Master in Advanced Studies) in Economic Epistemology – He finished his first PhD in Economics in 2009 from the University of Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne (France) and more recently (2019) his second PhD in Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge (UK). He is currently involved in his third PhD in Education at the University of Stirling (UK) and in an M.Ed in Post-Secondary Studies at Memorial University (Canada).

Chris is a Certified Expert in Digital Finance (CEDF) from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and he is currently involved in the CARA certification (Certification of the Canadian Association of Research Administrator). Chris is also a Senior Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Chris’s research deals with Econophysics, Physics applied to Finance; FinTech & Cryptocurrencies; Energy and Economics, Anthropocene and Finance, Epistemology of Finance, and more generally with all aspects of epistemic post-modernism. He published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and a book on Econophysics (Oxford University Press). Chris is a member of the editorial boards of several ranked journals and he currently acts as Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (https://www.springer.com/journal/11403/)  and the Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/jabes). He is also regularly involved in the editorial activities for journals like Physica A (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/physica-a-statistical-mechanics-and-its-applications) and Entropy (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy).

In parallel to his academic activities, Christophe also collaborates as a research consultant for private companies, such as JPMorgan or Suez Gaz de France – he recently worked with the African Development Bank.

Before joining UFV, Chris gained teaching and managerial experience in different universities all around the World: Canada (University of Quebec at Montreal); in the UK (London School of Economics and the University of Leicester), Australia (RMIT Melbourne); Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) and Malaysia (Taylor’s University).

Dr. Christophe Schinckus expresses his thanks to the interim Director of the School of Business, Dr. Carl Janzen, for his hard work and dedication to the School. We wish Dr. Janzen all the best in his new position as the Director of the School of Computing.