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Faculty of Business: Thought Leadership Seminar Series

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Led by eminent Thought Leaders from Academics and Industry, the Thought Leadership Seminar Series provides a platform for experts from different disciplines, to discuss and reflect on contemporary issues that impact global businesses.

We cordially invite you to attend our second seminar on the theme:

The Future of Blockchain Technology in Finance

Blockchain technology will have numerous applications in finance and other areas of the economy. Unlike other traditional businesses, the finance industry does not need to introduce radical transformation to their processes for adopting blockchain technology. After it was successfully used to create crypto-currencies, financial institutions are already considering the adoption of blockchain technology for traditional banking operations.

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr Imad Moosa
  • Devesh Mamtani, FRM

About the Speakers:

Dr Imad Moosa
Professor of Finance, Royal Melbourne, Institute of Technology

Dr Imad Moosa has recently been awarded the 2018 Kuwait Prize for his contributions to economics by His Highness the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Dr Imad has been an advisor to the U.S. Treasury, the United Nations, AusAid, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Central Bank of Kuwait, and the Gulf Monetary Council. Before turning to academia, he was a financial analyst, a financial journalist, an investment banker, and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of 24 books and 250 journal articles.

Devesh Mamtani, FRM
President – Investments & Advisory (Financial Markets) Century Financial, UAE

Devesh Mamtani brings over a decade of experience in Financial and Investments management industry across Asia Pacific and Middle East. At Century Financial, he is responsible for risk monitoring and evaluation and the supervision of the research and trading divisions. He also heads algo- trading for the organisation. Devesh holds a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology and is also a certified Financial Risk Manager. Devesh is a regular speaker at Investment related events in UAE and also writes articles for leading business and economical publications in UAE


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