Acceleration of emerging trends

A view on global trade, supply chains, and financial markets post-COVID (Building Forward)

Acceleration of emerging trends

30/Sep/2020 from 16:00 a 16:50

Online, LinkedIn

The pandemic has severely pummeled a broad range of industries throughout the world, and many organizations find themselves at a crossroad. While some are squarely at the mercy of stimulus packages and policy makers, new opportunities and silver linings have emerged for others. What are the key trends emerging post-crisis? What are the changes in global supply chains? And what is the future of international capital markets?

In this session, we will hear from Yuvraj Narayan, Group Chief Financial Officer of DP World, a leading enabler of global trade with 50,000 people working at 150 operations around the world. Together with Prof. Nuno Fernandes, he will share his perspectives on the global economic situation through the lens of finance and strategic decision-making.


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    Nuno, Fernandes

    Nuno Fernandes is Full Professor of Finance at IESE Business School. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Auditors of the Portuguese Central Bank (Banco de Portugal), Non-Executive (Member of Audit Committee) at the European Investment Bank, and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

    Professor Fernandes has a PhD in Management (Finance) from IESE Business School, and a degree in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

    Prior to joining IESE, he was the Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics. In addition, he was, for a decade, Professor of Finance at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland). At IMD, Professor Fernandes directed the Strategic Finance program, among other customized programs for leading international companies. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee for the World Economic Forum and the Portuguese Diaspora Council, and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School (New York).

    A specialist in valuation, international financial markets, and emerging market risks, Professor Fernandes has received numerous teaching and research awards. He has been published in leading international academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Portfolio Management. He speaks at business conferences worldwide, and is a regular contributor to international media, including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books and book chapters, including the book Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers (second edition), and The Value Killers: How Mergers and Acquisitions Cost Companies Billions-And How to Prevent It.

    His work has been honored with several awards and an FDIC grant (American regulator for financial institutions). In 2008, he was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship, an award given by the European Central Bank to the best researchers in finance worldwide. In 2015, he won the "Best Paper of the Year Award" in the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

    Professor Fernandes regularly advises companies and financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East on formulating winning financial strategies, investments, international valuations, M&As, and risk management.

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    Yuvraj Narayan

    Yuvraj Narayan es el director financiero del grupo de DP World, una de las empresas de transporte y logística más grandes del mundo con 78 terminales de contenedores en 40 países.

    The Group is listed on Nasdaq Dubai with a market capitalisation of USD19 billion, making it the largest listed entity in Dubai, UAE. DP World?s flagship asset is Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Freezone which accounts for approximately 25% of Dubai's GDP.  
    Mr Narayan joined DP World in 2004 and played a major role in growing the company's global operations. He led the DP World?s international $21 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO), the largest in the Middle East, together with a successful international Islamic and conventional bond issue. 
    He was also instrumental in the $3.5billion acquisition of Economic Zones World FZE (EZW), the owner of Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone, creating the leading integrated port and free zone in the Middle East. 
    Other landmark transactions include: 
    -The finance facility for the acquisition of CSX and P&O in 2005 and 2006
    -Organising Pre- IPO Sukuk issuance
    -Delivering the divestment of P&O's east coast assets in the United StatesThe first  ever 10 year Islamic Sukuk
    -The first ever 30-year Bond in the Middle East 
    -Launching the DP World IPO worth $21billion
    -The acquisition of DP World Sokhna in Egypt, the Fairview Container Terminal on the west coast of Canada and Suriname
    -The monetisation of assets in Australia, Hong Kong and Canada
    -Partnership deals with Canadian asset manager, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ); the Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund; the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF); the India Sovereign Wealth Fund and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

    Narayan ha sido nombrado director financiero del año de MENA en cuatro ocasiones en 2008, 2015, 2016 y 2018. Su equipo de finanzas ha ganado varios premios, incluido el equipo de finanzas del año en 2015. DP World también es un ganador habitual de la 'Mejor empresa para Relaciones con Inversores, Oriente Medio.