Ahmed Elmasry


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    Ahmed A Elmasry is a Professor of Corporate Finance and Governance and the Lead of the Corporate Finance, Governance, and Sustainability (CFGS) Theme at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI), Coventry, UK. Prior to joining Coventry University, Ahmed was a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Financial Management at Plymouth Business School, UK where he taught various courses such as corporate finance, international finance, financial analysis, research methods, and Islamic finance and banking. During the period 2013-2018, he has also been a Professor at the College of Business, Umm AlQura University, Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is Affiliate Professor in Finance, at Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France and Mansoura University, Egypt.

    Prof. Elmasry holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Manchester (2006) for studying the determinants of exchange rate risk of UK nonfinancial firms. His main research interests lie in the areas of prediction of hedging, risk management and foreign exchange market efficiency and Islamic finance and banking. His research papers appear in various academic journals of international standing, such as the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economic Modelling, Computers in Human Behaviour, International Journal of Hospitality ManagementManchester School Journal, JKAU: Islamic Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & MoneyMaritime Policy and Management, Managerial Finance, Expert Systems with Applications, Journal of Operational Research Society, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and Journal of Travel ResearchCurrently, his research concentrates on the prediction of credit risk and cryptocurrencies using machine and deep learning applications in addition to modern slavery governance and the impact of Islam on CSR behaviour.

    Ahmed serves on various editorial and scientific advisory boards including the Editor of the International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review and the Indian Journal of Finance and Banking; Senior Editor, of the International Journal of Emerging Markets; Associate Editor, Future Business Journal, Asian Journal of Accounting Research (AJAR), Journal of Business Strategy, Finance and Management, and International Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management; and Editorial Board member of International Journal of Financial Studies published by MDPI, International Journal of Online Marketing (IJOM) published by IGI Global; the International Research Journal "Insurance Markets and Companies, Mega Journal of Business Research, Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis, Corporate Law and Governance Review, Sustainability and PSU Research Review: An International Journal, published by Emerald. Ahmed is a certified management and business educator (CMBE)) and a Fellow of the Advance Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK.

    Current Research Interests

    Corporate Finance; Credit Risk, Sustainability Risk; Modern Slavery, Islamic Finance.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    Finance, Doctorate, Foreign exchange exposure and its determinants of UK non-financial companies: Firm and industry analysis: , University of Manchester

    Award Date: 24 Feb 2006


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