Dr Ahmed Barakat is an Assistant Professor in Banking at Nottingham University Business School. He has written several research papers on risk management, corporate governance, banking, insurance and financial reporting quality which are published in high quality international academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance and International Review of Financial Analysis. He also serves as a referee for several reputable academic journals such as International Journal of Accounting, Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Risk Research. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules as well as supervises MSc dissertations, MBA projects and PhD theses in risk management, corporate governance, financial institutions, accounting and auditing. He has well-established experience in designing and delivering executive training courses and providing professional financial consultancy to international organisations in Europe and the Gulf area.