Dr. Suborna Barua is a full-time Professor at the Department of International Business, University of Dhaka. He serves as an Independent Director of Republic Insurance Company Limited. He is also the Chairman of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh and ICB Asset Management Company Limited. In addition, Dr. Barua is a part-time Research Fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market. He holds a blended experience of teaching courses in economics and finance at both local and foreign universities, delivering professional training on financial modelling, financial markets, financial management and project management, and working in cross-border research projects funded by institutions such as the World Bank, UNDP, and DFID-UK. He has so far led and managed more than twelve research projects funded by industry and the government. In addition, he has a long track of serving in financial and management consultant and advisory roles at over ten local and multinational corporations. Dr. Barua’s publication portfolio includes books, book chapters, and over thirty five articles published in high-impact factor journals. He has presented at more than twelve international conferences. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets and Governance and an Academic Editor of PLOS Climate. His current research and consulting areas are financial technology (Fintech) and sustainable finance and investment.