Advisory Board

Dr. Armen V. Papazian

Armen V. Papazian, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the International Space Development HUB (ISDHub) and is founding chairman and CEO of Keipr, a boutique project management and consulting firm based in the UAE.
Armen is a senior executive and an entrepreneur with a track record of innovative successes. After earning his Ph.D. in financial economics at the University of Cambridge, UK, he embarked on a career path that led him to achieve capital market history in the Middle East. As a former Managing Director of Innovation and Development at the Dubai International Financial Exchange (Nasdaq Dubai), he led the launch of the Middle East’s first Structured Products platform with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch. He also led the creation of the region’s first tradable bond and Sukuk indices with HSBC and the first fungible dual listing with a US exchange in the region.
Armen has also made unique contributions to Financial valuation theory through the concept of Space Value of Money. He has proposed a unique solution to the global debt-crisis through the design of a unique instrument, i.e., Public Capitalization Notes, conceived as a monetization tool for money creation, transforming the equation of money invention from debt to wealth.
Until recently, he held the honorary position of Fellow at the Cambridge University Judge Business School, UK. He has numerous publications in a variety of outlets, he contributes regularly to policy debates in various media globally, and is a widely sought after speaker, economist, and consultant.
Read Space Value of Money, Risks, and Islamic Finance, A Tragic Farce: Sovereign Debt Crises and Austerity Measures, and How to Achieve Growth by Printing Money. Watch UAE vision for 2015. Read his LinkedIn profile and his London Speaker Bureau profile. Follow his Twitter feed.