Dr. Naji Mohammad Al-Shammasi, the Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Finance, is an Assistant Professor of Finance. He graduated with a PhD in Finance and a minor in Econometrics from the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2015. Dr. Naji also holds a Master of Science in Finance from UNT. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance with honors from KFUPM Business School (KBS). His research interests include: corporate Finance and its capital market implications, asset pricing, and market Efficiency. He has been involved in research and consulting with government organization and private companies. He serves as an advisor for the Capital Market Authority (CMA) from 2019. Before he pursued his academic career, he worked as a financial analyst and a portfolio manager at the Saudi Investment Bank. He managed mutual funds and discretionary portfolios with assets under management of SR 3 billion. In 2006 he was awarded the Lipper Funds Award for the best fund performance in Saudi Arabia.
PhD in Finance (2015), College of Business, University of North Texas, USA
MS in Finance (2010), College of Business, University of North Texas, USA
BS in Finance (2004), KFUPM Business School