Dr. Muhammad Fuad Farooqi is the area head of the business administration program and an associate teaching professor of finance at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He conducts his research in the areas of Islamic finance, with a focus on the banking sector, and financial technology.
Dr. Farooqi’s research has been looking at the application of the Blockchain technology to a Triple Entry Accounting System. The research has implications for the way firms record and report their financial statements, as it allows for greater transparency and a reduced need for costly audit resources.
Over the last 11 years, Dr. Farooqi has also taught corporate finance and risk management courses at some of Canada’s leading business schools, at the undergraduate and MBA levels. Other than academia, Dr. Farooqi has over 7 years of corporate and investment banking experience at ABN AMRO N.V.
Dr. Farooqi is also the co-creator of the CMU-Q SmartLab, which has been designed to offer real-world learning opportunities to students through partnerships with financial institutions, such as the Qatar Central Bank and the Qatar Stock Exchange.
After completing his MBA, Dr. Farooqi went on to complete his Ph.D. in finance with a focus on credit derivatives.