Dr. Adel is a highly experienced professional with over 30 years of experience in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and excellent teaching, research, and senior leadership skills. He has worked in the UK and the Middle East, designing innovative curricula and emphasising the importance of employability skills, including resilience, adaptability, and lifelong learning attitudes. Dr. Adel believes in collaboration between higher education institutions and industry and professional bodies to make a positive impact on society.  

As a full-time professor at Amity University Dubai’s Business School, he specialises in Ethical Finance and Impact Investing. He has previously held managerial roles at other universities, including Academic President of Birmingham City University - UAE campus, Vice President - Institutional Effectiveness at Amity University Dubai and Dean of the College of Business at Al Ain University and was the Founding Head of the Accounting and Finance division as part of Liverpool Hope Business School, UK (LHBS). He is committed to developing well-rounded individuals and has published in academic journals and book chapters. Dr. Adel is a member of the British Accounting Association (BAA) and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), as well as a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA).

His research interest revolves around promoting financial inclusion through technology and ethical finance practices with a focus on impact investing, sustainable development goals, including the development of frameworks for measuring impact and promoting responsible investment.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting and Finance, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, 1999
  • Master of Science in Accounting, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1993   
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1986

  • Adel Ahmed, (2022), Do Financial Crises Matter for Nonlinear Exchange Rate and Stock Market Cointegration? A Heterogeneous Nonlinear Panel Data Model with PMG Approach, International Journal of Financial Studies 11, no. 1: 7 
  • Adel Ahmed, (2022), Developing “7/20/7” Employability Strategy in Higher Education Institutions in MENA Region, Journal of Positive School Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 6.
  • Adel Ahmed, (2021), Sustainable Financial Planning for Event Management, In: Salama, M. (ed). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.
  • Adel Ahmed, (2020), From Data to Wisdom Using Machine Learning Capabilities in Accounting and Finance Professionals, Talent Development & Excellence, Vol.12, No.3s.

  • Working in Partnership with Business organisations to Enhance Students Employability- Case study of Accounting and Finance Internship program.
  • Toward Holistic Approach for scaling Student Success post COVID-19 pandemic and era of Uncertainty
  • Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age
  • Financial inclusion in the MENA region: a gap analysis approach
  • Exploring the Sustainable Finance Practice in Gulf Region
  • Ethical Finance with Impact Investing and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • An Investigation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting in the MENA region

  • Fellow member - The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK
  • Fellow member - Institute of Training and Occupational Learning, (ITOL), UK
  • Member, ASET - The Work Based and Placement Learning Association, UK
  • Member - International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), USA
  • Member - The e-Assessment Association, UK
  • Member - British Accounting and Finance Association. (BAFA), UK
  • Member - UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), UK
  • Member - BMAF Employability Special Interest Group, UK
  • Member - BMAF Internationalisation Special Interest Group, UK
  • Member - Islamic banking and Finance (IBF) NET Group, UK
  • Member - Higher Education Academy Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Subject Centre (BMAF), UK
  • Member - Higher Education Academy, Islamic Studies Network, UK

  • FIBA601 Financial Management, MBA 
  • FIBA202 Financial Services, BCom
  • FIBA704 Financial Engineering, MBA
  • ECON115 Concept of Economics for Managers, BBA 
  • ECON 111 Economic for Managers, BBA 
  • ACCT313 Basics of Accounting, BBA 
  • ECON236 Basics of Public Finance, BA
  • ACCT602 Accounting for Managers, MBA 
  • FIBA721 Management of Financial Services, MBA

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