Dr Emir became Chief Executive Officer of Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance And Management (CIBFM) at Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) on July 1, 2016. Since then, CIBFM team organized several high-profile events including the inaugural Leadership Conference in November, 2016 and the inaugural International Banking Conference in May, 2017.
Additionally, he has been building research capabilities at CIBFM. Case study “Alibaba’s Bonds Dilemma: Location, Timing and Pricing” is published, while “Singapore Airline’s Erratic Dividend Policy” is forthcoming in Ivey Publishing.
Prior to joining CIBFM, Dr Emir has published a number of case studies with a unique Asian perspective, such as “Toyota’s Innovative Share Issue” 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.
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 comments in the business press including Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Reuters and to speak at industry and academic forums.
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. He has also taught various courses at the Undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels at Tulane, Virginia Tech and NUS, and received a Teaching Honor Roll award at Tulane University.
Dr Emir is a Founding Program Director of a flagship program “Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions (ALFI)” and a Founding Program Co-Director of “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia” at NUS Business School. Furthermore, he teaches in a number of Executive programs, including “UCLA – NUS Executive MBA” and “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia.”
Dr Emir obtained a Ph.D. in Finance in from Tulane University and held positions at the University of Maryland, University of Southern California, Virginia Tech University, and National University of Singapore.