Dr. Pierre-Charles Pradier
Ahmed Belouafi, is currently a Professor of Islamic Economics and finance at the Islamic Economics Institute (IEI), King Abdulaziz University (KAU). He holds a Master in Money Banking and Finance, and a PhD in Economics from Sheffield University (UK). Belouafi taught several Islamic Economics and finance courses at the University of Birmingham (UK), London Open College (UK), and at Economics Department and IEI at KAU in Saudi Arabia. In the academic year 2013-2014 he was awarded a teaching excellence certificate of the executive education of IE Business School (Madrid-Spain). Belouafi is a member of the editorial board of King Abdulaziz University Journal: Islamic economics and other international Journals. He authored/edited more than 40 papers and publications in the form of articles in international refereed journals, books, chapters in books, academic reviews and monographs. He has participated in many national and international symposiums in the IEs and IF domain. Among his research interests: financial and monetary reform, sovereign money, complementary currencies, Islamic finance education and curricula, financial crises and financial stability, and fintech in the MENA region. E-mail: email@example.com
Fadul Abdul Karim Al-Bashir, is currently an Associate Professor of Islamic Economics and finance at the Islamic Economics Institute (IEI), King Abdulaziz University (KAU). He holds a Master’s in Islamic Banking from Nile Valley University in 2001. The title of his thesis is Non-Performing Loans in Islamic Banking Applied on Islamic Banking in Sudan for the Period 1987-2006" He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the College of Economics and Social Studies at the University of Khartoum in the academic year 2007,and his thesis title ("Risk management in Islamic Banks: Case studies Bank Al-Tadamon Al-Islami in Sudan and Al-Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia for the Period 1999-2006". He has many scientific papers published in scientific journals, in addition to many papers presented at international and regional conferences. He has prepared a textbook for Sudan Open University entitled "Risk Management in Islamic Finance," and has contributed to the authoring and scientific supervision of a textbook for students of the Executive Master in Islamic Finance at the Institute entitled Development of Islamic Financial Products. He contributed to the development of many institutes of graduate studies such as Islamic finance, Islamic economic analysis and policies, endowments and charitable work, and studied many courses for graduate students, in addition to supervising complementary research projects for master's theses in Islamic economics and finance provided by students of the Institute. He contributed to many scientific studies, including: The study according to which the Center for Islamic Economic Research was transferred to the Institute of Islamic Economics, in addition to preparing three studies to establish scientific departments at the Institute that were approved by the Council of King Abdulaziz University. His interest of research includes: the origins of Islamic economics, risk management in Islamic finance and its measurement methods, scientific research in Islamic economics. Competitiveness in Islamic finance.
Mervyn K. Lewis, is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia Business School, and until his retirement in December 2013, he was Professor of Banking and Finance at the School of Commerce. Before joining the University of South Australia in 1996, he held an endowed Chair at the University of Nottingham for twelve years as the Midland Bank Professor of Money and Banking. He obtained a First-Class Honors Degree in Economics and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. Throughout his long and distinguished career, he has been an active researcher, publishing more than 25 books, 70 journal articles, and 90 book chapters. On two occasions he was the winner of the Business Division’s Senior Research Excellence Award. Visiting professorships have been held at two Australian universities, eleven overseas universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Melbourne, Vienna, Wuhan, Mauritius, Goettingen, Euromed Marseilles, and at the Bank of England. In 1986, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA). In 2005, his book, co-authored with Darrin Grimsey, Public Private Partnerships: The Worldwide Revolution in Infrastructure Provision and Project Finance (2004) won the $30,000 Blake Dawson Waldron Prize for Business Literature, and in 2009 he was appointed the inaugural Securities Commission Malaysia-University of Malaya Visiting Professor in Islamic Finance. Previously, in 2004, he was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Strategic Partnerships with Industry – Research and Training (SPIRT) Grant to investigate incentives to low cost housing in South Australia. He was also a consultant to the Australian Financial System Inquiry, and a member of the ANZ Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. His research has embraced a wide range of topics in monetary economics and global finance, and he is a recognized expert in Islamic finance. As well as being in Who’s Who in Australia since 2001, his biographical details have been listed in Debrett’s People of Today continuously from 1990 to 2015. His recent books include: Handbook of Islamic Banking (2007), Untangling the US Deficit (2007), An Islamic Perspective on Governance (2009), Global Finance after the Crisis: The United States, China and the New World Order (2013), Risk and Regulation of Islamic Banking (2014), Understanding Ponzi Schemes: Can Better Financial Regulation Prevent Investors from Being Defrauded? (2015), Financial Intermediaries: An Analysis of Essential Articles (2016), and Religion and Finance: Comparing the Approaches of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2019). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Essam Bin Hashem Aljeefri, is currently an Associate Professor of Islamic Economics at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, holds a master’s degree in Islamic Economics in the History of Economic Thought in 2001 and a PhD in Islamic Economics on Labor Economics from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. He published many research papers in scientific journals, including Hajj spending during the period 1428 AH - 1436 AH, Hajj spending on housing during the period 1428- 1432 AH, and the evaluation of the course of the Islamic Economics Department at Umm Al-Qura University, consumer finance in the Islamic economic system and the impact of piety in combating corruption and the current account In the long run through an internal model of time. He also served as Secretary-General of the Third International Conference on Islamic Economics, and Secretary General of the Islamic Economic Forum, in addition to many administrative jobs at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, including: Head of the Department of Islamic Economics, Dean of the College of Economic Sciences and Islamic Finance, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Graduate Studies and Secretary of the University Council. E-mail: email@example.com
Hichem Hamza is currently an Associate Professor of Islamic Economics and Finance at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. He holds a master's and a Ph.D. in Sciences of Economics from the University of Auvergne - France. He began his academic experience at the Higher School of Commerce in Tunis - Manouba University, where he taught Financial Markets, Islamic Finance, Risks of Islamic Banking and Economic Analysis for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he further taught in many other Tunisian Universities. Since 2016, Dr. Hamza has joined the Institute of Islamic Economics at King Abdulaziz University as a faculty member besides his participation to many academic projects and design of educational programs for graduate studies, in addition to his research activity in the field of Islamic Economics and Finance. Among his research interests: Islamic finances and banking, monetary system, and endowments. Dr. Hamza has published many research papers in refereed journals and has participated in many international seminars and conferences.
Mohd Ma’Sum Billah, is currently a Professor of finance and insurance, Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Billah had been serving and contributing both academic, financial as well as corporate industries for more than 20 years with management, teaching, research, solution proving and sharing of strategic and technical solutions towards the advancement of Islamic finance, insurance, capital market, investment and fintech. Billah has published 31 books and chapters in books besides more than 200 articles in journals and social media in the specialized areas of Islamic finance, insurance, capital market, investment and fintech. He had been presenting in more than 300 conferences, seminars, executive workshops and industrial trainings in different parts of the world in the areas of Islamic finance, insurance, capital market, fintech and investment. In addition, he had also been affiliated with corporate, academic and financial industries including different central banks, international corporate organizations, governments and NGOs in his capacity as a member in boards, advisor, strategic decision maker, transformation and reformation in Islamic finance with strategic solutions. Among the areas of his interest and contributions are: Islamic finance, insurance, fintech, investment, capital market (Sukuk), social finance (Zakat, Wqaf, Tabarru’at including edu-Waqf, health-waqf, shelter-waqf, consumption-waqf, SRI green-waqf, Sukuk al-Intifa’ led by waqf, BOT led by waqf, Infrastructure sukuk led by waqf, renewable energy sukuk led by waqf, environmental sukuk led by waqf) are among others, SDGs, petroleum finance, trade and cryptocurrency models, strategic action plan, standards, structures and technical know-how.
Mohammad I. Alsuhaibani, is currently a Professor of Economics at Imam University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is also the professor of SABIC Chair for Financial Market Studies at the University. He received his bachelor and MA in Islamic economics from Imam University in 1990, and MA and PhD in Economics from Concordia University in Canada in 1998.. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences at Imam University for two years, and chairman of finance and investment department at the college since its inception in 2007. Alsuhaibani has published in international and local refereed academic journals and presented a number of papers at both domestic and international conferences.
Dr. Pierre-Charles Pradier, is currently is an Associate Professor of Economics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Head of the master’s degree in finance, 1st year (in charge of admissions). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org