Prof Jasim Al-Ajmi

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1. College: Business Administration
2. Department: Economics and Finance
3. Name: Jasim Yusuf Ali Abdulla Al-Ajmi
4. Rank: Professor
5. Email: [email protected]
6. Experience:
2010 Professor, University of Bahrain
1999, Associate Professor, University of Bahrain.
1990, Assistant Professor, University of Bahrain
1987, Lecturer, University of Bahrain
1986, Instructor, University of Bahrain
1982, Officer-Sovereign Risk, Arab Banking Corporation, Bahrain
7. Research Interests:
Islamic finance
Capital markets
Corporate finance
Corporate governance
Banking profitability and efficiency
8. Education:
Degree
Specialization
Graduation date
University/Country
PhD
Accounting and Finance
June 1990
Exeter/UK
MA
Economics and Finance
June 1986
Exeter/UK
Post Graduate
Diploma
BSc
Business Analysis
June 1985
Lancaster/UK
Managerial Statistics
June 1982
Kuwait/Kuwait
9. Membership in Professional Societies:
10. Hon ors, Award and Grants:
Scholarship, Kuwait University - BSc.
Scholarship, Gulf Polytechnique , Postgraduate Diploma
Scholarship, Gulf Polytechnique , Masters
Scholarship, University of Bahrain, PhD.
11. Professional Development Activities (within the past 5 years only):
Attending
1. Seminar on disclosure standards issued by BMA., Bahrain Accountants Association, 8th
March 2004
2. Seminar on Managing Corporate Governance in Bahrain, Bahrain Accountants Association,
3rd May 2004
3. Seminar on Middle East Accounting and IFRS, Bahrain Accountants Association, 30th
November 2005
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4. Seminar on Issues related to Insider Trading, Bahrain Accountants Association, 31st January
2004
5. Seminar on Raising the Bar: Recent Developments on International Standards on Auditing,
Bahrain Accountants Association, 28th March 2006
6. Seminar on the Role of the Audit Committees, Bahrain Accountants Association, 21st June
2006
7. Seminar on Management of non-profit organizations, Bahrain Accountants Association, 18th
September 2006
8. Seminar on Best Practices of Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in the Private
Sector, Bahrain Accountants Association, 17th March 2007
9. Seminar on International Accounting Standards Relevant to SMEs, Bahrain Accountants
Association, 17th June 2007.
10. Bahrain Accountants Association, conference on developing a corporate governance
framework for Bahrain, 6th May 2008.
11. Bahrain Accountants Association and Bahrain family Business Association, Seminar on
Mechanisms for Implementing Corporate Governance Requirements by Family Business,
22nd February 2009.
12. Roundtable Discussion on High Prices of Raw Material and Consumer Protection, 6 th May,
2007.
13. Roundtable discussion on Labor Market Reform, 15th April, 2009.
14. Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Roundtable Discussion on Inflation
Phenomena in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, 24th March 2008.
15. International Conference on Business Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges &
Opportunities, College of Business Administration, 21st – 22nd April 2008.
16. The 4th Conference of Sharia’a Boards of Islamic financial Institutions, 3rd-4th October 2004.
17. Seminar on Corporate Governance: The Main Principles, Bahrain Management Society, 26th
April 2005.
18. The 4th Annual Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF), 8th May 2007.
19. AAOIFI – World Bank Annual Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance 2007, 18th-19th
November 2007.
20. The 14th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference, 8th – 10th December 2007.
21. Islamic Sukuk Conference, 18th – 19th March 2008.
22. The 4th Annual World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference (WIFCMC), 26th – 27th
May 2008.
23. Regional Corporate Governance Forum, Center for International Enterprise, Middle East
Partnership Initiative Global Corporate Governance Forum, Jordan, 25th January 2005.
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25. The Third Scientific Research and Development, Deanship of Scientific Research,
University of Bahrain, December 2008.
26. Bahrain Country Profile Seminar, Economic Research Forum, Bahrain, 7th July 2007.
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28. Seminar on Islamic Finance, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance
(INCEIF), Kuala Lumpur, 7th- 21st November 2008.
29. World Economic Forum, Workshop on the GCC and the World 2025, 2007.
30. Developing a Corporate Governance Framework for Bahrain, A conference organized under
the patronage of H.E. Dr. Hassan bin Abdulla Fakhro, the Bahraini Minister of Industry and
Commerce and hosted by Bahrain Accountants Association (BAA), Bahrain Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Bahrain Family Business Association (BFBA), Bahrain
Competitiveness Council (BCC), The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE),
Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF), May 2008.
31. Islamic International Rating Agency, Financial Institutions Analysis workshop, 14 th April
2008.
12. Institutional and Professional Service Activities (within the past 5 years only)
1. Member of the College Industrial Committee, 2009 - .
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2. Member of the Organizing Committee – International Conference on Business Globalization
in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities, 2007-2008.
3. Chairman of the Budget Committee of the International conference on Business
Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities, 2007-2008.
4. Member of the Research Review Committee – International Conference on Business
Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities, 2007-2008.
5. Chairman of the Committee of Minor in Insurance Program, 2008.
6. Chairman of the College Website Committee, 2009 -.
7. Member of the Committee of the University website, 2009 -.
8. Member of the Organizing Committee, The Third Scientific Research and Development,
Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Bahrain , 2008.
9. Convener of the Committee of the College of Business Research Forum, 2008-2009.
10. Chair of the Committee of the Islamic Finance Center, 2007-2008.
11. Chairman of the MBA admission Committee, 2008.
12. Chairman of the MBA admission Committee, 2009.
13. Chairman of the Research Committee of the Department of Economics and Finance, 2007 –
14. Chairman of the Research Committee of the College of Business Administration, 2007 –
15. Member of the University Research Committee, 2007 - .
16. Convener of the College Committee of the Policies and Procedures of the University
Information Technology Center, 2004.
17. Convener of the recruitment and contract renewal Committee – Department of Economics
and Finance, 2004 -.
18. Convener of the Promotion Committee - Department of Economics and Finance, 2004 -.
19. Member of the Promotion of the College of Business Administration, 2007-2008.
20. Member of the Departmental Strategic Committee, 2005 – 2006.
21. Member of the Committee of MSc. In Finance, 2007-2008.
22. Member of the Committee to Review the programs of the College of Applied Sciences,
2008.
23. Member of the Committee to Study Inflation Phenomena in Bahrain, 2008.
24. Member of the Committee of CFA Center, 2008-2009.
25. Coordinator of the Finance Subjects Group, 2008-.
26. Acting Coordinator of the MBA Program, 2008-2009.
27. Director, Continuing Management Education Program, 2008-.
28. Course coordinator- Fin 411 Islamic Financial institutions and markets, 2009-.
29. Course coordinator- Fin 424 Investment Management, 2006 -.
30. Coordinating with the College of Engineering regarding the Course Offerings, 2008-.
31. Follow-up and reviewing postgraduate Catalogue, 2008-2009.
32. Follow-up and reviewing undergraduate Catalogue, 2008-2009.
33. Academic Advisor, Stock Market Exchange Challenge 2008-2009.
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MENA-Center for Investment, MENA-OECD Enterprise Network, May 2006.
MENA-Center for Investment, MENA-OECD Ministerial Meeting, September 2006.
MENA-Center for Investment, MENA-OECD Corporate Governance, March 2007.
MENA-Center for Investment, MENA-OECD Developing Sound Insolvency Systems in the
MENA, May 2008.
5. Scientific Society of Accountants, Qatar University, Disclosure and Transparency and
Current Financial Crisis, Doha, Qatar, 13th January 2009.
Professional Service
1. Board Member – Eskan Bank 2008 – to date
2. Chairman of the Remuneration, Nomination and corporate Governance Committee, Eskan
bank 20083. Member of the Audit Committee, Eskan Banks, 2008-.
4. Member of the Economics and Finance Committee, Bahraini Chamber of Commerce,
January – 2004-2005.
5. Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Member of the National Steering Committee of
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Corporate Governance, 2005 – to date.
6. Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Co-Coordinator of the Implementation of the Code of
Corporate Governance, 2007 – to date.
7. Chair of the Committee of the Country MENA 100 Competition, MENA-OECD Investment
Center, 2009-.
8. MENA 100 Jury, MENA 100 Competition, OECD, 2009.
9. Chaired a session “Accounting Programs” of the Forum “Tamkeen Supports to SME”
organized by the Labor Fund (Tamkeen), 8th October 2009.
10. MENA-Center for Investment, member of the Corporate Governance Committee 2005.
11. MENA-Center for Investment, member of the Corporate Governance Committee 2006.
12. MENA-Center for Investment, member of the Corporate Governance Committee 2007
13. MENA-Center for Investment, member of the Corporate Governance Committee 2008.
14. MENA-Center for Investment, Coordinator, Transparency Committee 2005.
15. MENA-Center for Investment, Coordinator, Transparency Committee 2006.
16. MENA-Center for Investment, Coordinator, Transparency Committee 2007.
17. MENA-Center for Investment, Coordinator, Transparency Committee 2008.
18. Member, Audit Committee, Real Estate Finance Company, Bahrain, 2006
19. Member, Audit Committee, Real Estate Finance Company, Bahrain, 2007
20. Member, Audit Committee, Real Estate Finance Company, Bahrain, 2008
21. Board Member of the Specific Council for Training in the Construction Industry, 2005-2007.
22. Board Member of the Specific Council for Training in the Construction Industry, 2006-2007.
23. Board Member of the Specific Council for Training in the Construction Industry, 2007-2008.
24. Board Member of the Specific Council for Training in the Construction Industry, 2008-2009.
25. Chairman of Administrative and Finance Committee, Specific Council for Training in the
Construction Industry, 2005-2007.
26. Chairman of Administrative and Finance Committee, Specific Council for Training in the
Construction Industry, 2006-2007.
27. Chairman of Administrative and Finance Committee, Specific Council for Training in the
Construction Industry, 2007-2008.
28. Chairman of Administrative and Finance Committee, Specific Council for Training in the
Construction Industry, 2008-2009.
29. Deputy Chairman of Bahrain Competitiveness Council, 2009 –
30. Member of the Standing Economics Committee, Supreme for Women, 2003.
31. Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Developed disclosure requirements of corporate
governance as a part of the Bahrain Corporate Governance Code, 2008.
32. WAIPA - World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies, WAIPA Cluster Creation
and Development Workshop, Bahrain, 12th – 13th December 2004.
33. United Nations Development Program, National Youth Strategy, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2004.
34. United Nations Development Program, Control of Hereditary Blood Diseases, Kingdom of
Bahrain, 2007.
35. Bahrain Stock Exchange, Reviewing the Publications of the Bahrain Stock Exchange, 20042008.
36. MENA-Center for Investment, Training Workshop on FDI Statistics, 2005.
37. MENA-Center for Investment, MENA Task Force on Business Integrity, 2006.
38. MENA-Center for Investment, MENA Task Force on Business Integrity – Combating
Bribery in of Public Officials, 2007.
39. MENA-Center for Investment, Task Force on Developing Sound Insolvency and Creditors
Right Systems in the MENA region, 2008.
40. Advisor to the Corporate Governance Project, Bahrain Accountants Association, January
2008 – to date.
41. Shura Council, Children Budget in Kingdom of Bahrain, 2006.
42. Moderator of the Session on the Bahrain’s Draft Code: Nuts Bolts, Enhancing SME Access
to Finance & Transparency in Corporate Governance Conference, February 25, 2007.
43. Moderator of the Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Corporate Governance Code,
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Enhancing SME Access to Finance & Transparency in Corporate Governance Conference,
February 25, 2007.
Shura Council, Workshop on Children Budget in Kingdom of Bahrain 2002-2006, 29th-31st
May 2006.
Publications (within the past 5 years only):
Joshi, P.L., Bremser, Wayne G., and Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Perceptions of accounting
professionals in the adoption and implementation of a single set of global accounting
standards: Evidence from Bahrain, Advances in Accounting, 2008, Vol. 24 Issue 1, pp. 4148.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Determinants of Dividend Policy in a tax-free environment: The case of
Saudi Arabia, 2008, proceedings of the International Conference on Business Globalization
in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities, University of Bahrain, College of Business
Administration, Bahrain.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Risk Tolerance of Individual Investors in an Emerging Market, International
Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 2008, Year 3 Issue 17, pp. 15-26.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, The Usefulness of Corporate Governance and Financial Ratios to Credit and
Financial Analysts: Evidence from Bahrain, European Journal of Economics, Finance and
Administrative Sciences, 2008, Year 3, Issue 11, 107-125.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Audit and reporting delays: Evidence from an emerging market, Advances
in Accounting, 2008, Vol. 24 Issue 2, pp. 217-226.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Investors' use of corporate reports in Bahrain, Managerial Auditing Journal,
2009, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 266-289.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Audit firm, corporate governance, and audit quality: Evidence from
Bahrain, Advances in Accounting, 2009, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 64-74.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Abu Hussain, Hameeda, and Al-Saleh, Nadhem, Clients of Conventional
and Islamic Banks in Bahrain: How they choose which bank to patronize, International
Journal of Social Economics, 2009, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp.1086-112.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Abu Hussain, Hameeda, and Al-Saleh, Nadhem, Decisions on Capital
Structure in a Zakat Environment with Prohibition of Riba: The Case of Saudi Arabia,
Journal of Risk Finance, 2009, Vol. 10, Issue 5, pp. 460-476.
Al-Ajmi, Jasim, Modelling the dividend policy of banks in Gulf Cooperation Council
countries, Applied Economic Letters, 2010, Vol. 17, Issue 14, 1423–1428.
Joshi, P.L., Deshmukh, A., and Al-Ajmi, Jasim, A study of compliance with international
auditing standards by auditors in Bahrain, International Journal of Applied Decision
Sciences, 2010, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 259 – 279.
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