Dr. Hatem El-Karanshawy is the Founding Dean of QFIS. His efforts have been instrumental in building the Faculty from the ground up. He had come to QFIS with a long and distinguished career both in academia and policy. Before joining QFIS, Dr. Hatem was Professor of Finance, and Director of the Public Administration Program at the American University in Cairo. He was also Dean at the Faculty of Commerce in Al Azhar University. Dr. El-Karanshawy was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt. He has and continues to advise extensively on Islamic Finance and economic development. In addition to advising the Prime Minister of Egypt and other senior Cabinet Members, he has contributed to negotiations with the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the US State Department. He is also a member of the Arab-Japanese Dialogue Forum, regularly participates and presents at international events and is an active member of several academic committees. Among his numerous intellectual contributions are 30 articles and books related to economic development and Islamic Finance. Dr. El Karanshawy received his PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, UK in 1976.
Former Dean of QFIS and Professor of Economics