NEW YORK – July 10, 2018 – His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates Consul General in New York, delivered a guest lecture on the UAE economy and the country’s long-term vision for economic success to graduate students at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. In his lecture, Consul General Al-Suwaidi highlighted the UAE’s role as an economic hub in the Middle East and North Africa region and discussed the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy.
“The UAE connects people from all around the world and provides access to a robust economic market driven by innovation, human capital, rule of law and open trade,” Consul General Al-Suwaidi said. “Through the UAE’s wise leadership and sound values, our country has developed into a world-class economy that is remarkably resilient, competitive and positioned for long-term growth.”
Consul General was invited to speak by Anthony M. Palma, vice president at Citigroup and adjunct professor at the Gabelli School in New York. The lecture was part of Professor Palma’s global corporate governance course, where students study risk and investment management and learn how to invest in established and emerging economies.
“We welcome His Excellency Al-Suwaidi to his first lecture at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business,” Professor Palmer said. “It is crucial for future business leaders to be global visionary strategists, not only looking for new market growth, but also looking for regions that offer diverse, international economic resources. The United Arab Emirates is that region. We want our students to understand and learn more about the UAE’s exciting opportunities.”
Consul General Al-Suwaidi’s lecture was attended by 80 students from around the world participating in the collaborative Master of Science in Global Finance program at the Gabelli School.