Dr Elias Boukrami

Elias Boukrami

Position: Principal Lecturer Finance (Associate Professor); Programme Director, MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management; Associate Director, Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies
Email: boukramil@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Business & Management
School/institute(s): Business & Management, Politics & International Relations
Areas of Expertise: Empirical Finance and Energy Trading

Professional Biography

Dr Elias Boukrami is the programme director of the MSc Oil and Gas Trade Management, a programme that he created and successfully developed. Dr Boukrami is the associate director of the Regent’s Centre for Transitional Studies (Transnational Finance Group), where he recently contributed with fellow colleagues of RCTS in raising a research grant of £14,750 from the an external research funding.  He participated in the last revalidations of BA International Business as subject leader for accounting, finance and economics modules. Dr Boukrami is a Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Chartered Management Institute. Dr Boukrami holds a PhD in Empirical Finance. His core area of research is financial derivatives and particularly swaps. His books publications include “The History of the Algerian Banking Industry, 1830 to 2010”, this title was edited by Mellen Press Publishing. Dr Boukrami a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding, published by Inderscience Publishers.  Dr Boukrami acted recently as book reviewer for Palgrave McMillan Publishers for a major Oil and Gas management textbook, in addition to his reviews of the Financial Services related conference papers for the Euromed Research Business Institute Conference. He led a consultancy project with a group of senior trading analysts at an international bank. The project aimed to optimize the FX and money markets positions of the bank portfolios. In 2012 Dr Boukrami acted as an external academic advisor for East London University during the development and the validation of the MSc Programme in Islamic Banking and Finance. More recently Dr Boukrami acted as external member of the validation panel during the validation process of three MSc finance programmes at Staffordshire University. Dr Boukrami chaired PhD examinations and is an invited professor at University of Lyon 3 IAE. He also appears regularly in the press and media (BBC, Banker Magazine, World Commerce Review). He also speaks regularly in the UKTI conferences promoting Regents University London and British Higher Education from a global perspective.   

Qualifications

  • PhD: Philosophy Doctorate in Finance, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Manchester Graduate Business School, 2002 – 2006
  • Char Acc: Certified and Chartered Accountant, Conseil de l'Ordre National des Experts Compatbles, (Algerian Senior Accountants Committee), 2002
  • MSc: Master of Science in Financial Services Management, University of Surrey UK, The Surrey European Management School, 1999 – 2001
  • Dip: Diploma in English and Business,  King's College London, 1998 – 1999  
  • BSc Hons: Maîtrise in Business and Finance, Ecole Suprieure de Commerce, Algiers, 1994 – 1998
  • PGCHE: Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Westminster, 2009 – 2011.

Relevant Past Employment

Dec 2012-Present: Cardiff Metropolitan University. PhD Supervisor

Currently supervising two doctorate students and leading research seminars. 

Jan -Dec 2012: University of East London, Royal Dockland Business School  

External advisor for the newly developed MSc Islamic Banking and Finance. 

Oct 2009-2014: University of Westminster, Visiting Lecturer in Finance. 

Supervise post graduate’s projects and dissertations; establish research and discussion groups

Sept 2006-now: Visiting Lecturer in Risk Management at the Bank of Algeria and Universite de Lyon III.

Oct 07-Dec 2009: Project Manager of Financial Consultancy in Banking Treasury.

Led a team of financial traders and risk analyst that designed and implemented a quantitative model that optimised the revenues of the daily foreign exchange activities of a client bank Lead investment training course in London for the Kuwait Financial Authority senior staff.              

Sept 04-Jun 2008: Lecturer and Module Leader in Corporate Finance, Global Financial Investment and Financial Securitization at Salford University, Salford Business School.

Design, Concept and Leads lectures in Corporate Finance, Global Financial Investments and Securitisation, Supervise students’ projects and MSc dissertations, establish research and discussion groups with the students.

June 03-Dec 2005: Research Associate with Financial Management Research Group at the Metropolitan University of Manchester

Conduct Quantitative and Statistical Analysis for the research group with specific financial and economic project.

Jun 01-Oct 2002: Financial Assistant with Labandji Accounting Cabinet, Algeria                                   

Jan 98 – Jul 1998: FX Trading assistant,  Banque Algerienne du Developement Rurale, Algeria                     

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • MEI: Member of the Energy Institute; elected 2014.
  • WEF: Member of the Westminster Energy Forum; Elected 2013.
  • FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; elected 2011.
  • CMI: Chartered Management Institute, Full Member 2014; elected 2012 (fellow member).
  • Char Acc: Member of the Algerian Chartered and Certified Accountants Association; elected 2002.

Teaching & Course Development

Teaching

  • Coordinated the Faculty team during the professional accreditation of MSc Oil and Gas Trade Management by the Energy Institute.
  • Led the development team during validation process of the MSc Oil and Gas Trade Management.
  • Currently Module Leader for International Financial Management and International Finance for MSc and MBA level, Introduction to Financial Markets, Global Banking and Islamic Finance at BA level.
  • New MSc Oil and Gas Trade Management, Programme Development Team Leader, 09/2012-now
  • Run research seminars and Thomson Reuters Eikon workshops
  • Taught Macroeconomics Analysis for undergraduate level in 2009 and 2010, at Regents College.
  • Designed, Developed  and Lead lectures for postgraduate programmes (MSc Investment Banking and MSc Banking and Finance), Corporate Finance, Global Financial Investments and Securitisation at University of Salford 2004-2008,
  • Subject Leader for Finance, Accounting, Economics and Quants’ Modules for BAIB 2012 revalidation.       
  • Designed and developed new undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Islamic Finance. 

Pedagogic interests

  • Currently lead two teaching teams (3 teachers per team) for level 4 and level 5 modules. Interested in keeping consistency across the team and fully applying student centred,
  • Did a teaching qualification (PGCert HE), Fellow of the HEA, Module Leader for large cohort leading other teaching staff.

Membership of University committee(s) and task group(s)

  • Elected Member of the College Senate Committee, (2010-2014), Representing Business and Management Faculty’ Staff
  • Member of the Senate Academic Affairs Committee, (2013-2014)
  • Member of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, (2011-2013)
  • Member of the Working Party and the Development Team for PGCert HE, 2011.

Research Supervision

Omar Al Serhan, Current Student, PhD, starting in 2011,

First Supervisor, “The Impact of boycott on consumers  behaviour”.  

Abdul Baki, Current Student, PhD, starting in 2013,

First Supervisor, “The impact of capital structure, Interest rates and tax on Islamic and conventional banks financial performance: A comparative study”.  

Examining

  • External examiner for University of Bradford, Finance Modules and International Programmes.
  • External examiner and External Member of the Validation Panel at University of Staffordshire, for the 06/2013 Validation of three MSc Finance programmes.
  • External examiner for University of Hertfordshire, Finance Modules and International Programmes.
  • Chaired Phd Examinations in October 2013 for the University of Wales and HASS faculty.
  • MSc of Islamic Banking and Finance, University of East London, 2012, Programme External Advisor for Validation.
  • Reviewer for the 2013 EuroMed Business and Management Conference

Research Interests

My  key area of research includes the effect of various types of derivatives uses on organisations risks profiles. I am also interested in non-conventional banking such as Islamic Banking and whether its current application is an alternative to conventional banking or just an extension of it.

Publications

2015 Anabel Gutierrez, Elias Boukrami & Ranald. I. Lumsden; (2014),  “Cloud Computing adoption: UK end users perspective”. International Journal of Information Management. (2* ABS).

2015 Carl Dafgard, Elias Boukrami & Abdelhafid Benamraoui; (2014), “Rethinking the Practice of the UK Islamic Retail Banking”. Paper submitted in Journal of Business Ethics. (3* ABS).

2014 The InnerCirle Regents University London Magazine. “Is Oil just a commodity or more than that?”

2012 The Algerian Journal of Public Finance, Vol 1(2) “The Impact of Interest Rates Swap Activity on Bank’s Stock Volatility: An Empirical Portfolio Approach,”

2007 Handbooks of Management Accounting Research Volume 1, Elsevier “Risk and Control: Drivers, Practices and Consequences”, Research Project funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and led By Prof: Tony Berry.

2003 “The Use of Interest Rate Swap by US. Commercial Banks”, The Manchester Graduate Business School, The Social Science Network Review, USA. www.ssrn.com

2002 “British Universities Accounting Management and its Impact on the Performance” Research Project Leaded by Dr T.Beasley, Manchester Metropolitan University and The British Association of Management. 

Other Outputs

2014 Book manuscript “The History of the Algerian Banking System: 1830-2010”, Mellen Press Ney York, Co-authored with Dr A. Benamraoui, University of Westminster.

2014 Book chapter 27: “Swaps and Risk”, book edited by Professor Kent Baker and Professor Greg Filbeck, “Financial Investment Risk Management” University of Oxford Press, NY.

2014 Member of the Editorial Board for the Inderscience Publishers peer reviewed journal, “The International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding”

2014 Reviewed a major Oil and Gas management textbook for Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

Conference Papers Given

2014 UK Trade & Investment Energy Education & Training 2014, London. “What Role can British Universities Play in Supporting the Global Energy Industry?”

2013 The 4th Global Islamic Marketing Conference, Istanbul, “Islamic Retail Banking in the UK between Challenges and Opportunities” 

2012 Middle East Association London, UKTI, “The Maghreb” Conference, “The Algerian Baking System Between Challenges and Opportunities”           

2012 Research Conference at Lyon III University. The Euro Crisis and the Future of the Euro as Common Currency, International

2011 Unviersity of Ouergla, Algeria, Finance and the Environment Conference  paper’s presentation: The EU public debts crisis and its impact on the Algerian economy. 

2011 Algeria Summer University in Tlemcen, Association of Algerian Competences, Led Presentation about the term structure of interest rates and monetary policy of UK and Algeria economies

2011 Unviersity of Lyon III, Jean Moulin, International Research Conference, Led Presentation about the Role of Financial Markets in Economic Growth or Recession.

2008 Unviersity of Ouergla, Hassi Messaoud, Algeria, Economic Conference, Led conference with paper presentation on the financial crisis and its impact on the emerging economies in the region. Major participants were academics, media and oil industry managers from Sonatrach, BP, Schlumberger.  

2008 Credit Populaire d’Algerie,  Two day workshop seminar on the Corporate Governance and Risk Management in the Retail Banking. Major participants were regional managers and branch managers of the bank.  

Grants Awarded

Was awarded with the MSC OGTM team the prize of the 2014 Trustees’ prize for the Regents University London best team.

Raised a research grant of £14,750 financing a research project on “The Impact of Financial Bubbles on the Global Real Economy”. The funding was granted by the Algerian Department of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies.

Was awarded a government scholarship for postgraduate doctoral studies in the UK, by the Algerian Government.   

Last updated: 21 June 2017