Ismail Dalla is a capital market expert with extensive experience in financial markets including more than 25 years with the World Bank Group (World Bank and IFC). He was a faculty member at the George Washington University School of Business from 2009 to 2010. He has written extensively on emerging capital markets, especially local currency bond markets. His publications include The Korean Bond Market – the Next Frontiers, Harmonization of Bond Market Rules and Regulations for Selected APEC Economies; The Korean Bond Market-Post Asian Crisis and Beyond; and Asia’s Emerging Bond Markets (Financial Times Publishing: 1997). He was a core member of the World Bank’s East Asia Financial Sector Flagship Study and was the author of the Volume II (Selected Issues) of the study. Dalla has extensive firsthand knowledge of the political economies of emerging market countries especially East and South Asian countries. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Accounting from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok). Fluent in Thai and functional in Spanish, he is a frequent speaker at international financial market conferences.