Mr Ahmed Baya

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Qualifications
MSc (Liverpool), MSc (Southampton)
Email address
a_baya@soas.ac.uk
Thesis title
Studies on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and merger waves : Evidence from USA, Europe and Asia. (Working title).
Internal Supervisors
Professor Pasquale Scaramozzino

Research interests

Ahmed's main research interests are: Corporate Finance, Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics, Financial Risk Measurement, Mergers & Acquisitions (merger waves) and International Business.

On the other hand, alongside his studies, Ahmed worked for few years as a consultant in Mauritania.

Ahmed is also very interested in Entrepreneurship and startups world, especially in his country. Thus, he founded recently ʺStartup Mauritaniaʺ : the first accelerator of Startups in Mauritania, in partnership with some public and private institutions in the country (website: www.startupmauritania.com). Moreover, he is working on the launch of the first Incubator of Startups with a ʺco-working spaceʺ in Mauritania.

Ahmed's main objective is to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and keep the entrepreneurial community (especially young entrepreneurs) active and growing. He believes that Africa in general has a very strong potential in term of entrepreneurship and that will help the continent come over its major issues like unemployment, poverty, starvation, diseases etc... He is writing a paper at the moment about his entrepreneurial experiences in Mauritania.

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