Investing and Operating in a Post-COVID World

CONNECT Online '20 | Leadership and Resilience | Virtual Events throughout November 2020

November 18, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am EST
Roman Dubczak (MBA ’87),
Managing Director & Global Head, Investment Banking, CIBC
Kishore Moorjani (BBA ’94, MBA ’95),
Senior Managing Director & Head of Tactical Opportunities, Asia, Blackstone Group (Singapore)
Pauline Shum Nolan,
Professor of Finance, Schulich School of Business (moderator)



Roman Dubczak (MBA ’87)

Roman Dubczak is responsible for all capital markets financing and advisory activities at CIBC. He is a member of CIBC’s Operating Committee, the Capital Markets Executive Committee and a board member of CIBC World Markets Inc. Mr. Dubczak joined CIBC in 1992 and has worked in a variety of capital markets roles. He was previously responsible for CIBC’s Global Equities, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Debt Origination franchises. Prior to joining CIBC, Mr. Dubczak had roles in corporate development, portfolio management and assurance.

Mr. Dubczak holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, as well as CA, CPA, CFA and ICD.D designations.

Mr. Dubczak is currently a board member and the past Chair of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, the CIBC Children’s Foundation, the Fraser Institute, the Dean’s International Advisory Council at the Schulich School of Business. He is also past Chair of the Investment Industry Association of Canada.​

Kishore Moorjani (BBA ’94, MBA ’95)


Kishore Moorjani (BBA ’94, MBA ’95)

Kishore Moorjani is a Senior Managing Director and leads the Asia efforts for Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group.

Before joining Blackstone, Kishore was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Credit Asia Capital, an Asian special situations investment firm he established in partnership with the Blackstone Strategic Alliance Fund. Prior to that, he launched the Asia business for D.B. Zwirn, a $5 billion special situations investment firm, and held senior positions at Colony Capital’s Asia business. Kishore has worked across Asia since 1995 having lived in Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Taiwan. Kishore received an MBA and a BBA (honors) from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

He currently serves on the boards of Arena Living, Emergent Logistics, International Asset Reconstruction Company, La Trobe Financial and Partners Life Limited. Kishore is a Member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Council at Schulich School of Business and an Advisor to the Investment Committee of the Singapore Management University’s Endowment.

Pauline Shum Nolan


Pauline Shum Nolan

Dr. Shum Nolan is a Professor of Finance at the Schulich School of Business. She is a former Director of the PhD Programme and is the Founding Director of the Master of Finance. She has also served on the University’s Pension Fund Investment committee for the past 16 years. She has published extensively on investment management and has given talks internationally on topics related to her research. She is the Founder of Wealthscope, a SaaS company that provides investment and retirement analytics for the wealth management industry.

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