Dr Wael Saghir
Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management
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I joined LSBU in 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in Innovation where I lead the Consultancy, Enterprise & Innovation module. I am also the Academic Lead for LSBU’s Business Solutions Centre.
My research and teaching are based on extensive professional experience and passion for innovation, creative thinking, technology, and entrepreneurship where I use different tools to engage with my students to ensure they understand different complex notions in an easily engaging and fun manner. To think outside the box and unleash the full potential of your mind to find a way around dead-ends is my teaching and working philosophy.
Building on my diverse experience and strong interest in innovation, business, finance, and technology, I authored, and co-authored numerous research outputs archived at international organisations like the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the US Export Import Bank among others. Some of these outputs were referenced in policy papers by EU institutions while the book I wrote on FDI protection was nominated for the British Insurance Law Association Book Award. I regularly present my research at international conferences on emerging issues in the field of technology, finance, business, and the law.
Academically, I hold a PhD in International Business/Financial Law, an LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law from the University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Additionally, I have a BSc in International Business and an LLB in Law.
Professionally, I’ve been an international consultant for several years where I assisted companies and organisations across the EMEA region on numerous issues related to international business protection, corporate restructuring, and corporate digitisation strategies. Furthermore, I've been a consulting professor and visiting lecturer to UK and US institutions where I contributed to designing and delivering postgraduate modules and programmes.
Such experience resulted in being entrusted with setting up a new Think Tank programme in the UK on Digital Culture, Finance & Ecological Sustainability which I currently co-direct.
I am an active member at numerous oragnisations including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Swiss Arbitration Association below 40 and the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) among others.
University of London (IALS)
University of London (IALS)
Lebanese American University (LAU)
La Sagesse University
American Bar Association
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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. 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