Successfully leveraging artificial intelligence requires combining business knowledge with a deep understanding of human behavior and of algorithmic properties.

Dr. Frank De Jonghe

EY EMEIA Financial Services Quantitative & Analytics Services Leader

Pragmatic. Outcome driven. Lateral thinker. Architect. Wants to see end to end. Needs the challenge of change. Enjoys gardening and cooking.

Frank is EY EMEIA Consulting Quantitative & Analytics Services Leader for Financial Services and also leads the Trusted AI initiative across industries for EMEIA.

He has worked in Consulting for the past 20 years, focusing on risk management in financial institutions and quantitative modeling. Currently, his major focus is the transformation of financial services modeling teams into well-oiled modeling factories, building a synthesis of data, algorithms, processes and technology in support of value adding business decisions. Consequently, he brings the lessons learned on algorithm governance and data-driven risk management to other industries.

Frank is a Professor at the University of Gent, Belgium, lecturing on financial risk management and derivative pricing since 2004.

He obtained a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1994. He also holds a diploma in Higher Education and a degree in Financial Analysis from ABAF/BVFA (EFFAS certified).

How Frank is building a better working world

Mathematics, data, statistics and algorithms bring huge and wide-reaching benefits to society and business. Conversely, they can also create risks, if not used judiciously. Opening the black box and enabling and helping others to be knowledgeable on and at ease with these formidable tools, is what Frank wants to be known for. Secretly, he hopes to let them perceive their beauty like he does.

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