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Ahlia University

Prof. Jasim Yusuf Ali Abdulla Al Ajmi

Professor – College of Business & Finance – Accounting Finance and Banking Dept.

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Jasim Al-Ajmi is a Bahraini-UK qualified individual with a Ph.D. from the University of Exeter, with executive experience and skills in banking and financial institutions. He has an established track record of leadership with strong background in investment, corporate governance corporate and retail banking, marketing, planning, budgeting, general management, economic and financial analysis; management of higher education institutions, risk management and corporate governance. Demonstrated record of developing and implementing solutions to multidimensional, complex operational problems; established ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues that impact productivity and cost; as well as project management and designing value-chain related infrastructure components of projects.
Jasim was a member of the committee formed by HRH Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Aal Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minster in 2002 to develop the first law of government procurement law. He was a member of the Steering Committee formed by the Minister of Industry and commerce that developed the first combined code of corporate governance. He also served as a board member of Eskan Bank.
He published numerus articles in reputable international journals in a number of areas in finance, including capital markets, corporate finance, conventional and Islamic financial institutions, and sustainable (ESG) finance.
Prior to joining Ahlia University as a professor of Finance in 2016, he served as a professor of Finance in University of Bahrain (UoB). Furthermore, Jasim also worked for Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait and ABC Bank prior to joining UoB.






Research Areas

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • ESG
  • Risk Management

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Sustainability reporting and bank performance after financial crisis: Evidence from developed and developing countries

Amina, Buallay, Prof. Shahrokh Saudagaran, University of Washington

Sustainability reporting and performance of MENA banks: is there a trade-off?

Amina, Buallay, Prof. S Saudagaran

The role of audit committee attributes in corporate sustainability reporting: Evidence from banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Jasim, Yusuf, AlAjmi, Buallay, A.

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