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Professor Habib Ahmed, MA Economics (Chittagong, Bangladesh), MEcon (Oslo, Norway), PhD (Connecticut, USA)

Sharjah Chair in Islamic Law and Finance in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45114
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 45201
Room number: MHL 381

(email at habib.ahmed@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Before joining Durham University as the Sharjah Chair, Habib Ahmed was Manager, Research and Development, Islamic Banking Development Group, The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also worked at Islamic Research & Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Saudi Arabia and taught at the University of Connecticut, USA, National University of Singapore, and University of Bahrain. He has been a member of the Capital Adequacy Working Group of Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) which is responsible for, among others, setting standards and guidelines for Islamic banks and financial institutions.

Mini Biography

Before joining Durham University as the Sharjah Chair, Habib Ahmed was Manager, Research and Development, Islamic Banking Development Group, The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also worked at Islamic Research & Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Saudi Arabia and taught at the University of Connecticut, USA, National University of Singapore, and University of Bahrain.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Islamic Economics and Finance
  • Contemporary applications of Islamic commercial law
  • Economics of law
  • Non Profit Organisations and Waqf

Publications

Supervises