Nov. 16, 2020

Financial Megatrends in the Middle East

Financial Megatrends in the Middle East

Biswajit Dasgupta, Chief Investment Officer - Head of Global Markets at Emirates Investment Bank, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 
In this conversation, they talk about financial and social Megatrends, COVID-19’s impact on the region and the ...


Biswajit Dasgupta, Chief Investment Officer - Head of Global Markets at Emirates Investment Bank, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about financial and social Megatrends, COVID-19’s impact on the region and the world, geopolitical risk, economic challenges at the start of the decade in the MENA region and beyond, and what that means for the future.

My takeaway is that the future of the Middle East is crucial to the future of everything else. It’s increasingly a gateway region between Europe, Asia, and America. A region fraught with risk, it seems to emerge with a mixed picture—both highly developed and somewhat vulnerable if the post-petroleum transition does not go well. The COVID-adaptions similarly show a mixed picture. A region to watch and engage with.

After listening to the episode, check out Emirates Investment Bank as well as Biswajit Dasgupta's social media profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

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Biswajit Dasgupta

Chief Investment Officer, Emirates Investment Bank

Biswajit Dasgupta is Chief Investment Officer - Head of Global Markets, at Emirates Investment Bank, overseeing the bank’s proprietary investments. He brings over 24 years of regional and international experience in foreign exchange, money markets, fixed income and equities.

Before joining Emirates Investment Bank, Biswajit acted as Executive Director – Treasury at Invest AD where he led its treasury and capital market activities. He also held a number of senior positions in Treasury departments at various financial institutions in the region, including Al Khalij Commercial Bank in Doha, Qatar, where he set up its Treasury and Debt Capital Markets business and laid the foundations for the Islamic banking business. He also led Treasury and Institutional Banking, and Corporate Banking departments at Dubai Bank. During his career, Biswajit spent ten years with ABN AMRO, where his last assignment was as Country Treasurer Kenya.

Biswajit is a Chartered Accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and holds a BA in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, India. He also attended several training courses in US, UK and Europe covering Asset and Liability Management, Derivatives, Investments and Financial Risk Management.