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prof. Wajeeh Elali

Vice President Ahlia UniversityAdministration and Finance


Location: Manama, Bahrain


Wajeeh Elali is a professor of finance and Vice President for Administration and Finance at Ahlia University, Bahrain. He joined Ahlia University after more than a decade teaching at McGill University, Canada. He has also taught various finance courses at Concordia University (Canada). His educational accomplishments include an M.A. in Economics from Northeastern University (USA), and a PhD in Finance from the University of Westminster, London (UK). From 1981 to 1982 he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He has attended and presented numerous papers at international conferences and professional meetings. His work has been published in various refereed journals. He is also the (co-) author of eight books in the field of finance and productivity including “Advanced Corporate Finance: A Practical Approach” published by Pearson/Addison Wesley in 2009. Throughout his career, he has received a number of awards for excellence in teaching and research. Among his prestigious recognitions, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management in 2003.

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