“International Trade - Post Covid 19” by Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta, Associate Director, Abu Dhabi Global Market
International Trade is facing both a supply side as well as a demand side shock. With the WTO being relatively side-lined, protectionist tendencies rising with increase in debt issuance and potential tax rises on top of a huge Covid19 medico-socio-economic-cultural shock, the post Covid19 international trade outlook is clouded. Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta will explore several themes and scenarios on the future of International Trade and what are the options for financial institutions and corporates to leverage these.
About the speaker: Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta - Associate Director, Market Development Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta is the Associate Director of Business Development at ADGM focusing on financial services across Emerging Markets and Europe. Dr. Dasgupta is responsible for overseeing the development of the banking, asset management, private banking sectors including key areas such as Crypto Assets, FinTech, Re-Insurance, Sustainable Finance, Digital Banking and Digital Investment Management in ADGM.
Prior to joining ADGM in 2019, Dr. Dasgupta was the Chief Operating Officer of UK Export Finance at the Department of International Trade, UK Government. His 25 year career included senior level business development and transformation roles in investment banking, transaction banking, technology and consulting in firms such as HSBC, ABN AMRO, Citigroup and PwC.
Dr. Dasgupta holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bhopal, an MBA in Finance from Indore University, a PhD in Financial Modelling & AI from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Politics from Kings College London. He is currently completing a PhD in Food History from Brunel University.