Samir Alamad

Samir Alamad

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    Biography

    Dr Samir Alamad is a Lecturer in Finance who transitioned to academia after more than 15 years of professional experience in the banking and financial services industry in the UK, where he held senior positions and was the Head of product development and ethical compliance. He has worked in Islamic banking and financial services and has been an adviser to government departments to advance social and financial inclusion in the UK and also to various financial institutions globally.

    Samir is a Certified Adviser and Auditor by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), which is the global standard-setting body for the Islamic finance and banking industry. He is also a member of the Curriculum Review Committee (CRC) of AAOIFI. 

    While working in financial services, Samir has also taught at the University of Birmingham as a visiting lecturer on their MBA course for several years. Samir holds a Ph.D. degree in financial innovation and engineering from Aston Business School and MA in Islamic banking finance and management from Loughborough University. He is a published author with two books in Islamic financial engineering and accounting and has authored chapters in a further three books. He has also published research papers, including a recent article in the British Accounting Review.

    Since 2012, Samir has been advising the UK government across various departments including HM Treasury, BIS, Department for Education, Bank of England and other departments, on structuring various alternative finance schemes and initiatives for financial inclusion and advancement of Islamic finance and its infrastructure in the UK. For example, he innovated and structured the Takaful Alternative Student Finance (TASF) scheme; which the UK government will be offering to students alongside the existing students loan system. He also played a key role in structuring the Sharia compliant central bank liquidity facility for the Bank of England. Samir is very active as an academic and as an expert and adviser in the Islamic finance and banking sector.  

    Research Interests

    Samir has an interest in contributing to a deeper understanding of extending his research interest, which is qualitative in nature and has been working towards connecting research and practice for societal impacts. His research interest includes:

    • Banking and its regulations,
    • Islamic finance and banking,
    • Ethical and alternative finance,
    • Faith-based governance and audit in organisations and financial institutions,
    • FinTech and its application
    • Financial engineering, and 
    • Risk management. 

     

     

    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

    Education/Academic qualification

    Financial Innovation and Engineering, Doctorate, Aston Business School

    Award Date: 7 Apr 2016

    MA, Loughborough University

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

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