Dr Emir obtained a Ph.D. in Finance from Tulane University and has held positions at major research universities such as the University of Maryland, University of Southern California, Virginia Tech University and National University of Singapore.
Dr Emir frequently receives invitations to speak on TV and in business press. He recently discussed his applied research on Alibaba’s IPO and implications of dual class share structures for Asian markets on BBC World News, Bloomberg TV and Channel News Asia. He is often invited to provide expert comments in the business press such as Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Reuters and to speak at industry and academic forums.
Dr Emir has published a number of case studies with a unique Asian perspective, such as "Alibaba's IPO Dilemma; Hong Kong or New York", “Toyota's Innovative Share Issue” and “Emirates Airline: A Billion Dollar Sukuk-Bond Issue”. These case studies are widely-used and included in finance syllabi at the top universities around the world.
Dr Emir also authored a number of research papers in the areas of equity issuance, investor sentiment and Islamic Finance. He presented 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 helped shape executive education and training at NUS Business School. He 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”. Furthermore, he teaches in a number of Executive programs at NUS Business School, including “UCLA – NUS Executive MBA” and “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia.”
Dr Emir became a Chief Executive Officer of Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance And Management (CIBFM) at Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) on July 1, 2016. He and his team organized Leadership Conference "Leadership and Innovation in a Changing Global Environment" on November 7, 2016. Furthermore, they plan a number of prominent events for 2017 such as International Banking Conference (IBC) on May 15, 2017, and Brunei Islamic Investment Summit (BIIS) on August 1 - 2, 2017.
Additionally, they designed several training programs such as SEAL (Senior Executive Advanced Leadership Program). The first module of the first cohort of SEAL took place on November 8 - 10, 2016, with two extra modules planned for 2017. The second cohort of SEAL is scheduled to start on May 8 - 10, 2017.