Rodney Wilson is the director of postgraduate studies at Durham University. He was previously, visiting professor at the Universities of Kuwait and Paris X, the International University of Japan, and the Qatar Foundation’s Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. He is a worldwide expert on Islamic economics and finance, Middle Eastern political economy, and the political economy of oil and gas. He presently directs the academic committee of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance in London and is serving as advisor to the Islamic Financial Services Board in respect of its shariah administration directions.

He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He also works as a Visiting Professor at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies and an Adjunct Professor at International Centre of Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Kuala Lumpur. Professor Wilson was the Director of the Durham University on Islamic Finance Programme between the years of 2000 and 2011, and the Director of Postgraduate Studies at School of Government and International Affairs between the years of 2004 and 2009. He is the writer of  so many books and articles on banking, trade, and investment in the Middle East and North Africa and biweekly column in Islamic Finance News. His current advisories cover as a member of the GTZ team, Ministry of Planning, Riyadh; advisor on Shari’ah governance, Islamic Financial Services Board, Kuala Lumpur; consultant to the Central Bank of Qatar on monetary policy and prudential ratios; Project for African Development Bank on status and potential for Islamic finance in North Africa; and work on capital markets in North Africa for African Development Bank.

He currently teaches at INCEIF University at the Department of Islamic Economics and Islamic Finance.


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