SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

School of Finance and Management Staff

Head of School

Prof Victor Murinde

Director of Research

Dr Yoshikatsu Shinozawa

Director of Distance Learning & CPD

Dr Alberto Asquer

Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Dr Senija Causevic

Director of Postgraduate Programmes

Dr Huan Zou

Director of PhD Programme

Dr Ibrahim Abosag

Director of External Engagement

Dr Richard Alexander

Director of Student Experience

Dr Eunsuk Hong


Professor Chris Adcock
Professor of Quantitative Finance
Chris Adcock

Asset pricing; Non-normal multivariate probability distributions; Portfolio performance measurement, Portfolio selection; Stein’s Lemma.

Professor Hong Bo
Professor in Financial Economics
Hong Bo

Firm investment decisions under uncertainty; capital market imperfections; corporate finance; corporate governance; financial economics; China.

Professor Ciaran Driver
Professor in Financial Economics
Ciaran Driver

Theories of corporate governance; testing real-options theory; capital investment studies; policy.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4993
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  • Room: 540
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 2:30 - 3:30

Professor Bassam Fattouh
Professor in Finance and Management for the Middle East
Bassam Fattouh

Management in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), managerial systems and management of renewable and non-renewable resources in the Middle East (MSc), and Islamic banking and finance.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4053
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  • Room: 526
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment
Professor Laurence Harris
Professor of Economics
Laurence Harris

Corporate Finance, Ethics and Finance, Central Banking and Macroeconomics.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4051/ 4050
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  • Room: 516
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Professor Victor Murinde
AXA Professor in Global Finance
Head of School
Victor Murinde

Mega Trends in Global Finance; Inclusive Finance; Financial Institutions, Markets and Instruments; Financial Modelling & Forecasting

  • Tel: 020 7898 4057
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  • Room: 541
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment
Professor Christine Oughton
Professor of Managerial Economics
Christine Oughton

Industrial organisation and policy, innovation, sustainable development and corporate governance, including the governance and regulation of sport

  • Tel: 020 7898 4410
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  • Room: 532
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 2 - 4 or by email appointment

Professor Laixiang Sun
Professor of Chinese Business and Management
Laixiang Sun
Corporate finance and governance, comparative economics, integrated modelling, business management and Chinese economy

Professor Kemi Yekini
Professor of Accounting
Kemi Yekini

Corporate Disclosure Practices from an interdisciplinary perspective, with reference to the transparency and quality of narrative disclosures, earnings quality, corporate governance, auditing, and financial statement fraud.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4545
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  • Room: 539
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment


Dr Ibrahim Abosag
Reader in International Business and Marketing
Ibrahim Abosag

Cross-cultural marketing, international consumer behaviour.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4223
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  • Room: 584
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 11 - 1
Dr Orly Levy
Reader in International Management
Orly Levy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4821
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  • Room: 529
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 3-5 or by email appointment

Senior Lecturers

Dr Alberto Asquer
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management
Alberto Asquer

Public policy and management, especially in the political economy of regulation and regulatory reforms, public policy implementation, public management.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4757
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  • Room: 517
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 1 - 2
Dr Senija Causevic
Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Senija Causevic

Critical management; critical marketing; (contested) heritage marketing, management and interpretation; experiential marketing; destination branding/marketing/representation; post-conflict cultural settings; Ottoman Empire; Balkans; India

  • Tel: 0207 898 4514
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  • Room: 542
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Dr Alberto Feduzi
Senior Lecturer in Strategy
Alberto Feduzi

Individual, strategic and organisational decision-making under uncertainty; Understanding and managing unknown unknowns and Black Swans; Innovation and entrepreneurial behaviour; Behavioural strategy

  • Tel: 020 7898 4460
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  • Room: 442
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 12 - 1
Dr Ben Hardy
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management
Ben Hardy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4460
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  • Room: 442
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 11 - 1

Dr Eunsuk Hong
Senior Lecturer in International Business & Management (China)
Eunsuk Hong

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging-Market Multinationals, Applied spatial econometrics, Chinese management/economy

  • Tel: 0207 898 4564
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  • Room: 527
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Dr Yoshikatsu Shinozawa
Senior Lecturer in Financial Studies; Research Coordinator
Yoshkatsu Shinozawa

Dr Shinozawa's research interests lie in asset management firms and their products. Recently he has developed a special interest in the areas of corporate governance, and the banking industry in Japan.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4084
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  • Room: 556
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 2 - 4

Dr Huan Zou
Senior Lecturer in International Management
Huan Zou

International entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, economic development and international business under climate change, internationalisation of emerging economy firms, creative industry and firm growth.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4056
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  • Room: 530
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment


Dr Richard Alexander
Lecturer in Financial Law
Richard Alexander

Financial Services Law and regulation, control of economic crime, human rights law (especially European Convention on Human Rights – measures taken to fight organised and economic crime and terrorism), European Union Law

Dr Tolulola Lawal
Lecturer in Accounting
Tolulola Lawal

Determinants and capital market implications of accounting information, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4620
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  • Room: 525
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 1-3

Dr Sahar Rad
Lecturer in International Management (MENA)
Sahar Rad

Dr Sahar T. Rad is a development economist focusing on the political economy of international development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. She holds a PhD in development economics from SOAS. Her areas of research and work include international trade and investment, conflict and economic development, political transition and economic transformation, political economy of institutions, and the global development architecture. Dr Rad has taught international economics, political economy and development economics at King's College London, SOAS and the University of Westminster, and has also worked as a senior economist in several international development organisations, including the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation, and the African Development Bank.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4145
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  • Room: 548
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 11 - 1

Senior Teaching Fellows

Professor Robert F Ash
Emeritus Professor with reference to China and Taiwan
Bob Ash
China’s economic development in the 20th and 21st centuries (especially agricultural and rural change, demographic and employment issues, consumption and living standards); evolution of ‘Greater China’; economic development of Taiwan and cross-Strait economic relations
  • Tel: 020 7898 4525
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  • Room: S134
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment
Dr Jing Bian
Senior Teaching Fellow
Staff Silhouette

Financial Regulation, International Economic Law, Chinese Law, Corporate Governance, Cross-border Mergers and Aquisitions

Associate Members

Professor Machiko Nissanke
Machiko Nissanke
North-South Economic relations, adjustment and development, finance and development, international trade and finance, and comparative economics policy studies in Asia and Africa. Teaching interests include open economy macroeconomics, international trade and finance and financial economics. Africa and Asia.

Professorial Research Associates

Professor Tony Allan
Professorial Research Associate
Tony Allan

Analysis of water resources in semi-arid regions and the role of global systems in ameliorating local and regional water deficits. Established the concept of Virtual Water. Was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in 2008 in recognition of his contribution to water science.

Professor Leonardo Becchetti
Staff Silhouette

Extensive publication record in the areas of corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, public economics, labour economics, and development economics.   President of the Supervising Committee, Etica sgr.

Research Associates

Dr Alessandra Dal Colle
Staff Silhouette

Dr Dal Colle has a strong and established research record in the field of development finance, with publications in leading journals in the field. She also has relevant professional expertise in banking, including with regard to the third sector.

Dr Inna Krachkovskaya
Staff Silhouette

Dr Krachkovskaya is an expert in the fields of Central Counterparts and of Agent-Based Simulation Models, which she has applied in her research to the regulation of financial markets and public finance. She also has professional expertise in management and business consulting. She actively contributes to the research cluster on finance in emerging markets in the School of Finance and Management.

Ms Sonja Ruehl
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette
Financial Sector Development in Japan and Vietnam. Gender Issues in Financing Development. Microfinance Institutions in Vietnam

Research Fellows