Simo Dafir

Visiting Lecturer

Simo M. Dafir is a Managing Director at Volguard, a financial consulting firm specializing in Capital Markets, Wealth Management and Derivatives. He has over fourteen years of experience during which he has held senior positions in a number of major international banks in Hong Kong and Singapore.

He was the Regional Head of Commodity Structuring at Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Commodity Exotics and Hybrids at Merrill Lynch Asia, and Trader of Credit Derivatives at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Dafir is author of “Fuel Hedging and Risk Management”, published by Wiley Finance. He has been a visiting professor at leading universities in Europe and Asia and an expert witness for financial markets litigations.

Mr. Dafir started his career in Aerospace and Telecom at the European Space Agency and Alcatel.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Post Graduate Research Degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, an MSc in Automation from ENSEEIHT and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.