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Jihad Nader

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development

Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development

Dr. Jihad S. Nader is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development and Professor of Finance at the American University in Dubai (AUD). For 13 years, he was AUD’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer. He was formerly Dean of the School of Business Administration, Dean of Executive Programs and Professional Services, and MBA Program Director at AUD. His academic and professional career is long and varied and includes positions as a Citibank officer, a faculty member and/or an administrator at the American University of Beirut, the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, Concordia University in Montreal (Associate Dean), the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (Director of Studies), and AUD. Dr. Nader has done consulting work for numerous academic and training institutions, business firms, professional bodies, and government agencies in North America, Europe and the Middle East.


Dr. Nader holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. from the American University of Beirut. His research on financial institutions and markets, corporate finance, pension plan design and liability valuation, real estate lease valuation, banking education, and many other finance topics, is published in leading academic and professional journals. He is or has been a member of the editorial boards of The Banking and Finance Review (USA), Logistics Information Management(UK), The Journal of Developing Areas (USA) and Engineering Education Letters (Texas A&M University). Claims, a leading risk management journal in the US, ranked Dr. Nader's book, The Manager's Concise Guide to Risk (Wiley Finance Series), among the "Top 10 Risk Management Books" in its year of publication.


Dr. Nader has received several fellowships and awards for academic and research excellence, including the Chase Manhattan Bank Scholarship at the American University of Beirut, the Government of Ontario Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, Concordia University's "Distinguished Teaching Award" of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, the Real Estate Institute of Canada and Morguard Investment Company's "Literary Award" (Academic Category, First Place Canada-Wide), the AUD President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Middle East Education Leadership (MEEL) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education (2016), and the MEEL Education Leadership Award (2017).


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • M.B.A., American University of Beirut
  • B.B.A., American University of Beirut