Dr. Emir is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asset Management & Research Investment (CAMRI) at NUS Business School where he is involved in several research and executive education projects.
Prior to that, Dr. Emir served as the CEO of CIBFM (a training arm of Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam) from July, 2016 to December 2017. During his tenure, CIBFM organized several high-profile events including the inaugural Leadership Conference in November 2016, the inaugural International Banking Conference in May 2017, and the second Brunei Islamic Investment Summit in August 2017.
Dr. Emir frequently receives invitations to speak on TV including BBC World News, Bloomberg TV and Channel News Asia. He is often invited to provide expert commentaries in the business press including Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Reuters and to speak at industry and academic forums.
During his career, Dr. Emir has published a number of case studies with a unique Asian perspective, such as “Toyota’s Innovative Share Issue,” "Alibaba's IPO Dilemma: Hong Kong or New York" and “Emirates Airline: A Billion Dollar Sukuk-Bond Issue.” These case studies are widely-used in finance programs at the top universities including Stanford, Cornell, and New York University.
He recently authored well-read opinion pieces in Singapore press such as "Beyond Bitcoin Mania: a Secret Sauce is a Blockchain", "Deciphering Cryptic Initial Coin Offerings", and "On Track Towards the Next Crypto Regulatory Frontier."
Dr. Emir also authored a number of research papers and presented them at over 40 universities in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, and several leading academic conferences.
Dr. Emir is a Founding Program Director of a flagship program “Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions” and a Founding Program Co-Director of “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia” at NUS Business School. Furthermore, he has taught in a number of Executive Education programs including “UCLA – NUS Executive MBA” and “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia". He has also taught various courses at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels and received a Teaching Honor Roll award at Tulane University.
Dr. Emir obtained a Ph.D. in Finance from Tulane University in 2005 and has since held research & teaching positions at Tulane University (2005 - 2006), Virginia Tech University (2006 - 2007), and National University of Singapore (2007 - 2016).