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Developing Asia's Extraordinary Leaders

Acquire new perspectives on financial leadership through the lens of global business leaders and policymakers. Developed by NUS Business School in partnership with industry leaders, the Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions (ALFI) programme epitomizes thought leadership, experiential learning and inspirational exposure.

The programme begins in Singapore with several days of intensive learning through discussions, lectures, case studies, simulations, role-playing and exercises on financial leadership. These will be interspersed with dialogue sessions with senior public and industry leaders, including site visits to financial institutions in global cities for experiential learning and networking. In addition, you will be expected to work in small teams on personalised and structured projects.

Core Focus

Macro leadership

  • Central banking and policies
  • Asian economies
  • Shadow banking
  • Doing business in ASEAN

Global Asia markets

  • Global financial crisis
  • Consumer behaviour in financial markets
  • Retirement finance and the ageing population
  • Liquidity, transparency and financial risk management

Executive leadership training

  • Charismatic leadership
  • Pragmatic leadership
  • Leadership and change management in turbulent times
  • Transformation and services innovations
  • Leadership in the digital age

Corporate governance, risk management and compliance

  • Comparative corporate governance
  • Managing across diverse and changing regulatory regimes
  • Principles of legal ethics in a global financial environment
  • Managing risk: Developing a strong risk culture
  • Sustainability for growth

Technology in financial services

  • Harnessing the power of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Fintech – challenges and opportunities
  • Impact of technology on the future of financial services
  • Digital transformation and cyber security

Key Benefits

  • Deepen your understanding of the financial and business landscape in Asia, framed by the dynamics of the global environment
  • Engage with speakers who range from CEOs of top financial institutions to central bank governors
  • Become part of a high-level network of global financial leaders and enjoy NUS Business School Executive Education alumni status recognition.

Who should attend

Ideal candidates would typically include members of senior management from financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, financial regulatory agencies, asset managers, asset owners, central banks and sovereign wealth funds.

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David De Cremer

KPMG Professor of Management Studies PhD (University of Southampton) Research interests Leadership effectiveness, trust building, maintenance and repair, organisational justice, executive pay and bonuses, behavioural economics and decision-making, behavioural ethics, creativity and innovatio...


Kulwant Singh

Education Qualifications Ph.D., The University of Michigan, USA, 1993 MBA, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1989 BBA (Honours, First Class), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1982 Research Interest Interfirm Collaboration And Competition Strategy In Rapidly Changing E...


Sumit Agarwal

Sumit Agarwal is Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Previously, he was the Vice-Dean of Research and the Low Tuck Kwong Professor at the School of Business and a Professor in the departments of Economics, Finance and Real Estate at the National Univ...


Sun Bae Kim

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY August 2012 – Present Professor (Practice), Department of Strategy and Policy, National University of Singapore Business School Courses Taught (all at MBA level)  Macroeconomics and the Global Economy  Macroeconomics and Finance: Perspectives from Asia  Macroeconomics and Fi...


Bernard Yeung

Education Qualifications PhD, Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago, III, 1984 MBA, Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago, III, 1981 B.A (Hon), Economics and Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1979 ...


Jai Arya

Jai Arya is a member of the Board of the UK based research consultancy, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). He is also Adviser to the Dean, NUS Business School, Singapore, as well as their Head of Executive Education. In addition Mr. Arya is also an independent directo...


Navtej Nandra

Navtej S. Nandra was formerly the President of E*TRADE Financial Corporation. He currently serves on the boards of directors at the Centre of Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School, and Edelweiss Financial Services. Prior to E*TRADE, he was Head of International fo...


Anthony Neoh

Anthony Neoh is Dean's Visiting Professor at NUS Business School and a senior member of the Hong Kong Bar, active in civil appellate, international litigation and arbitration cases. He was a civil servant in the Hong Kong Government from 1966 to 1979. In 1979, he commenced private legal practice ...


Duvvuri Subbarao

Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the NUS Business School and the Institute of South Asian Studies and a Special Visitor under the MAS Eminent Visitor Programme. Dr. Subbarao served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for five years (2008-2013) finishing ...


Tan Eng Chye

Professor Tan Eng Chye was appointed President of the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 1 January 2018. He is the University’s fifth president, and the 23rd leader to head Singapore’s oldest higher education institution. Prof Tan, who attended Raffles Institution (1974 to 1979), obtained...


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