Professor Dr. Rajah Rasiah is currently a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Asia-Europe Institute of University of Malaya. His primary area of research is focused on technological innovation and economic development. He has worked on multiple disciplinary fields related to investment on innovation, entrepreneurship and human capital, governance, healthcare management, environment and Industry 4.0.
Dr. Rajah received his doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University. He was previously a Rajawali fellow at Harvard University in 2014, and has also served in various advisory, professorial, and research positions at Zhejiang University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, UNIMAS, Lahore School of Economics, and more.
Senior Managing Director, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research
Yuta Seki is a senior managing director at Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research (NICMR). NICMR, affiliated company with Nomura Holdings, was established in April 2004. NICMR is the think tank whose research activities primarily focus on policy and structural issues in global capital markets and financial services.
In 1990, he joined Nomura Research Institute (NRI) and took a role in consulting services in corporate finance and management fields. In January 2004, he was appointed as senior research analyst at NRI America, and as a head of New York representative office after an establishment of NICMR. In April 2011, he was appointed as managing director and the head of research department at NICMR Tokyo. As of April 2017, he becomes a senior managing director at NICMR.
He is the author of various research articles and books, and serves as advisor or guest speaker for government committees and industry group advisory panels. Especially he has been involved with policy discussions on the impacts of FinTech on Japanese securities industries through the study group set up by Japan Securities Research Institute.
He graduated Law Faculty at Keio University in 1990. And he earned an MBA from Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California in 1999.
Deputy Dean, Arshad Ayub Graduate School, UITM President of Malaysian Finance Association
Professor Dr. Catherine is the Deputy Dean of Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, University Technology Mara (UiTM). Prior to this, Dr Catherine held various appointments in the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM.
Dr Catherine has received numerous local and international awards. In 2017, she received the Outstanding National Research Award on Islamic Banking at the Malaysia Research Star Award from the Ministry of Higher Education, Clarivate Analytics and Elsevier. Dr Catherine has also published significant papers in local and international journals and her latest paper on “Post Financial Crisis and Macroeconomic Fundamentals on Household Debt in Advanced Economies” was published in the Journal of Finance and Banking Review.
Dr Catherine also holds several professional appointments. She is the President of the Malaysian Finance Association, Member of the Accreditation Panel for the Finance Accreditation Agency, Chief Editor for the Capital Market Review and part of the Editorial Board for the Journal Of Insurance and Financial Management, to name a few.
Dr Catherine obtained her Ph.D. in Finance from Monash University, Australia. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, U.S.A. and Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.