Transformative technologies, a changing natural environment, seismic changes in geopolitics and rapidly changing economic fortunes are bringing about unprecedented disruption. 

The 'Moody's Leadership Series' in collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Executive Education is a platform for the leaders of today and tomorrow, designed to facilitate discourse and exchange of ideas on the crucial issues that are affecting our world. The Anticipating Change Roundtable Discussion, an integral segment within our esteemed leadership series, brings together experts, thought leaders, and decision-makers from diverse fields to explore and deliberate on interconnected risks and ensuing opportunities alike.

In partnership with globally leading institutions and thought leaders, Moody's and NYU Abu Dhabi aims to foster a deeper risk understanding, stimulate innovative thinking, and facilitate collaboration to manage and mitigate these risks effectively. This is essential not only for the financial sector but also for policymakers, regulators, and society at large.

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Anticipating Change

Numerous shocks have hit the world over the last four years. A pandemic, conflicts, commodity price shocks, spiraling inflation, and high interest rates, none of which were predictable. What’s next for the global economy and how can the GCC position itself to successfully mitigate risks and exploit opportunities? Join our experts for an insightful discussion into global economic prospects and challenges.

  • Agenda

    Time Presentations
    9-9:30am Registration

    Headwinds or Tailwinds? Understanding global economic prospects and challenges.

    Dr. Gaurav Ganguly — Chief Economist Europe and ME, Moody’s


    UAE development model: Interacting with risks

    Yaw Nyarko — Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi

    10:45–11am Coffee Break

    Panel Discussion: Navigating Key Risks: Policy Implications and Growth Opportunities

    Panel Members
    Dr. Gaurav Ganguly, Chief Economist Europe and Middle East, Moody's

    Yaw Nyarko, Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi

    Dr. Jean Fares, Senior Advisor to the Minister, CEO of Investopia, UAE Ministry of Economy

    Professor Alexander Lipton, Global Head, Quantitative Research & Development, ADIA

    Moderated by
    Harun Kapetanovic (MA), Director, Public Sector Practice, Lead APAC and ME

    12–12:05pm Closing Remarks
    12:05–1pm Networking and Lunch

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