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Opportunities and Challenges in Islamic Finance – Central role of law in its future growth and development

Monday, April 10, 2017, 3:30 pm

Ryosuke has been in investment banking and capital markets in the last 8 years since graduation from CEU, focusing mainly on Sharia-compliant financial transactions in global Islamic finance markets. He is an Associate Director in Debts Capital Markets at Emirates NBD in Dubai, responsible for originating and executing Islamic bond (sukuk) issuances and structuring other Islamic financial transactions such as project finance and syndicated financing in the MENA and Southeast Asia. Majority-owned by the government of Dubai, Emirates NBD is one of the largest financial institutions in the MENA region and a leading arranger of Islamic bonds globally. Prior to Emirates NBD, he was a Vice President and Head of Islamic Origination (Asia Pacific) at HSBC Malaysia and an investment banking analyst at Citi Japan.

Ryosuke completed his undergraduate program offered jointly by CEU Business School and Bocconi University (Italy) in 2008. During the program, he received legal education (for non-lawyers) over multiple semesters from Prof. Tibor Tajti and completed a final thesis on Islamic finance under his supervision. He holds a graduate degree from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), a postgraduate institution established by the central bank of Malaysia and dedicated solely to Islamic finance. 


•           Introduction to Islamic finance

•           Current market landscape in global finance

•           Opportunities - value for both Muslim and non-Muslim countries

•           Challenges - legal and tax issues as main obstacles

•           Market expectation of legal professionals for future growth and development

•           Increasing relevance of law and regulation in post-crisis finance industry