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Dr Wael Saghir

Dr Wael Saghir

saghirw@lsbu.ac.uk

Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-974X

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I'm Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and MSc International Business Management Course Director at LSBU and I'm on a mission to unlock the full potential of my students' minds. Through my leadership and design of the cutting-edge Consultancy, Enterprise & Innovation module, I encourage creative thinking and challenge conventional wisdom. I believe that innovation is the key to solving the world's most pressing challenges, and I'm passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators.

With years of experience in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, I'm constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible and seeking out new tools and techniques to make learning engaging, immersive and fun.

As an accomplished author and co-author of numerous research outputs, my work has been recognized and archived by international organisations like the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the US Export Import Bank, and referenced in policy papers by EU institutions. My book on FDI protection was even nominated for the prestigious British Insurance Law Association Book Award.

My academic background includes a PhD in International Business/Financial Law and an LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and Economic Law from the University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. I also hold a BSc in International Business and an LLB in Law.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I've worked as an international consultant, helping companies and organizations across the EMEA region tackle challenges related to international business protection, corporate restructuring, and corporate digitisation strategies. As a visiting lecturer and consulting professor at some of the leading institutions in the UK and the US, I've helped design and deliver postgraduate modules and programs that push the boundaries of what's possible.

My expertise and passion for innovation and sustainability has led me to co-create and co-direct a groundbreaking Think Tank program in the UK on Digital Culture, Finance & Ecological Sustainability. As an active member of organizations like the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Swiss Arbitration Association below 40, and the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), I'm committed to driving positive change through innovation and collaboration.

At the end of the day, I believe that true innovation requires a mindset shift, a willingness to question the status quo and take bold risks. By inspiring and empowering the next generation of leaders, I'm confident that we can build a brighter, more innovative future for all.

PhD in International Business/Financial Law

University of London (IALS)

2013
2018
LLM International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

University of London (IALS)

2011
2012
BSc International Business

Lebanese American University (LAU)

2008
2011
LLB Law

La Sagesse University

2003
2007
Legal Writing and Oral Argument Skills

American Bar Association

2007
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Greater London Authority2023UKSPF Inclusive Supply Chain NEWABLECo-Investigator
Society of Legal Scholars
2018
Global Research NEtwork
2018
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
2015
Young Arbitrators Forum (LCIA YAF)
2015
2026
Swiss Arbitration Association below 40
2015
2026

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Corporate Structure and Governance of Export Credit Agencies: A UKEF Overview
Saghir, W. (2020). Corporate Structure and Governance of Export Credit Agencies: A UKEF Overview. Financial Law Review. 18 (2), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.4467/22996834flr.20.006.12428

The Legal Allocation of Currency Exchange Risk in Foreign Direct Investment
Saghir, W. (2019). The Legal Allocation of Currency Exchange Risk in Foreign Direct Investment. Financial Law Review. 16 (4), pp. 17-28. https://doi.org/10.4467/22996834FLR.19.020.11276

Categorizing Foreign Direct Investment Protection Mechanisms
Saghir, W. (2019). Categorizing Foreign Direct Investment Protection Mechanisms. IALS Student Law Review. 6 (1), pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.14296/islr.v0i0.4953

The Online Age: The Shift From Traditional Banking to Online Banking in the UK and Its Effect on Applied Regulations
Saghir, W. (2021). The Online Age: The Shift From Traditional Banking to Online Banking in the UK and Its Effect on Applied Regulations. Financial Law Review. 23 (3), pp. 63 - 76. https://doi.org/10.4467/22996834flr.21.021.14441

Applicable Law on Demobilized and Dematerialized Securities
Saghir, W. (2017). Applicable Law on Demobilized and Dematerialized Securities. IALS Student Law Review. 4 (2), pp. 19 - 24. https://doi.org/10.14296/islr.v4i2.2424