CONFERENCE:18 MARCH 2020ADGM Building, Al Maryah Island, UAE
POST-EVENT WORKSHOPS:19 MARCH 2020Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, UAE
Global Chief Economist & Managing Director Asia, The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)
Simon Baptist is the Global Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit and is currently based in Singapore. He is also the Managing Director for The EIU in Asia, with oversight for The EIU’s research, consultancy and C-suite advisory services in the region.
Simon has a doctorate in economics from and was a lecturer at Oxford University, along with degrees in economics and science from the University of Tasmania. His academic research investigated technology and the determinants of productivity in manufacturing firms.
Simon has published a number of academic articles, including in World Development, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A and Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies. He is frequently invited to participate on TV and in other international media.
Dr. Karolien Notebaert
Founder Notebaert Consulting, specialised at leadership development based on latest (neuro)science through keynotes, trainings and retreats. Leadership topics:
- Agile leadership: Leading in times of change and digitalisation
- Creation of high performance teams
- Brain wise leadership: leading wisely with the brain in mind
- Leading diversity: Decreasing unconscious bias and leading diverse teams
- Female Leadership
Robert Stammers, CFA
Director, Investor Engagement CFA Institute
Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Engagement on the Future of Finance team for CFA Institute. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Stammers was the principal for his founded company, where he consulted to aide real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators, develop and analyze structured real estate investments.
As a senior executive for several institutional fund managers, Mr. Stammers was the portfolio manager for a $1 billion enhanced real estate fund, a $1.2 billion private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts.
Mr. Stammers has his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College, his Masters in Business Administration from Emory University, and was awarded the CFA designation in 1997.
Director, Portfolio Management and M&A,
Co-Founder & CEO,
Syed Farhan Zaidi
Head of Investments
Private Investments Office, & Member of Investment Committee, MEVP Fund III
CFA Society Emirates
CFA Society Emirates is the local United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) member society of CFA Institute, which is the preeminent global association of professionals in the field of investment analysis. CFA Institute administers the globally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst® Program. The local society, founded in 2002, was created to serve the growing requirements of investment professionals in U.A.E. for support, continuing education programs and networking opportunities. Our society seeks to fulfil the CFA Institute mission at the local level: to lead the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.