Dr Moorad Choudhry has over 21 years experience in investment banking in the City of London and was latterly Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank Plc. He was previously Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products, and prior to that was in structured finance with JPMorgan Chase, inbond proprietary trading at Hambros Bank and in gilt-edged market making and money market trading at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Sterling Bonds Limited. He began his City career at the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Moorad is Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Institute, a Fellow of the ifs-School of Finance, a Fellow of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Structured Finance and on the Editorial Advisory Board of American Securitization Forum. He is also the author of “The Principles of BankingThe Principles of Banking”.
Mike is a world renowned international trade expert with over 40 years experience in the field. He is also the Managing Consultant of The Export Trainers Ltd based in Lincoln, UK, as well as being a revered member of our faculty. At Global Analytics, Mike handles very important aspects of our International Trade and Exports programs. He also facilitates for several chambers of Commerce across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mike is an accredited trainer under the JETS scheme and has contributed to the growth of many international initiatives around the world.
A 1991 graduate of Economics from Ondo State University Ado-Ekiti, where he received awards for the best overall result in the department, faculty and entire school for that year, Tope (called Tops by friends), began a career in the Nigerian financial industry in 1992 culminating in 2005, having served in several capacities including as a Regional Director (Abuja). His 13 years plus banking career spanned Local Banking Operations, International Operations, Credit and Marketing. Tope qualified as a Chartered Accountant in November 1996 and also holds a Masters Degree in Financial Markets and Derivatives with Distinction from London Metropolitan University. He is an Alumnus of the Leadership Program of the prestigious London Business School. Tope is also an alumni of the prestigious Harvard Business School Executive Training on Strategy (Balanced Scorecards).
He is a columnist with several newspapers, a teacher, a writer, and has contributed on governmental and developmental matters in Africa and beyond.
A past winner of the IIMR Institute prize for Statistics and Financial Mathematics, Duncan has authored a book on Asset Management, is on board as an examiner on the UK SIP, and is also a part-time lecturer at the London Financial Academy. Mr. Hughes brings unique perspectives to bear on the subjects of international finance and economics, as well as derivatives. He holds a Master Degree in International Banking and Finance from Guildhall University and is author of a book on Asset Management.