Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi

Aide to the President on Ranking & Internationalization & Chair - Department of Accounting, PSU


Professor Mohammad Nurunnabi, PhD (Edinburgh), SFHEA, FRSA, FAIA (Acad), CMBE, FFA,
FIPA, CMA, CPA is the Aide to the President on Ranking and Internationalization, and Chair of the
Department of Accounting at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. He is an Academic Visitor
(Senior Member) of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. Previously he
has taught in University of East London, United Kingdom (UK), University of Bedfordshire (UK), and
Edge Hill University (UK). Prior to his academic career, he worked as a financial team member in
ADVFN Plc (covers in excess of 70 stock exchanges from across the globe), London, UK. He holds a
PhD with an outright pass (no corrections) from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), a senior fellow of Higher
Education Academy (SFHEA), UK, an academic fellow of the Association of International Accountants
(FAIA-Acad), fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Certified Management & Business Educator
(CMBE), Fellow, Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA), and Fellow of Institute of Public
Accountants (FIPA). He is an academic member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA),
European Accounting Association (EAA), British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), and
American Accounting Association (AAA). He has been active within the accounting profession and is
a Vice President (Education) of the IMA Riyadh Chapter, Saudi Arabia and a Global Advisory member
of the Diversity Thought Leadership Pipeline (DTLP) Committee of the IMA, USA. Under his
leadership, Prince Sultan University (PSU) became the second private university in the world (outside
US) to earn AACSB accounting accreditation in 2022. Recently, he is co-chairing Teaching &
Curriculum Committee of International Accounting Section of American Accounting Association
His article on Saudi Vision 2030 was the most downloaded article after the announcement of
Saudi Vision 2030. His most recent book is The Role of the State and Accounting
Transparency (Routledge: London and New York). He has published over 130 articles in international
journals including ABDC Ranked, ERA Ranked, ABS Ranked and Scopus/ISI indexed. His paper was
ranked first in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the most downloaded published articles in Research in
Accounting Regulation. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of PSU Research Review: An
International Journal, Emerald, and Series Editor-in-Chief of Contributions to International Accounting.
He serves on the editorial boards over 20 journals. He is also the reviewer over 100 leading
international journals.
He has received numerous prestigious researches and teaching awards including Prince
Sultan University President’s Distinguished Research Award (2020), the IMA Faculty Leadership
Award from Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA in 2017, ‘Outstanding Research
Certificate’ (2015), Certificate of Appreciation on ‘Financial Leadership and Reporting’ from ACCA
(2014), Recognition of ‘Outstanding Service as an IMA Campus Advocate’ from Institute of
Management Accountants (IMA), USA in 2014, USA and ‘Academic Excellence in Research and
Teaching’ Award from Channel S, UK based TV Channel in 2013. He was awarded a Platinum Lever
Leader by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in 2019. He has significantly contributed to
G20 Saudi Arabia and principal investigators for several policy papers. He is also conducting policy
papers with The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and The
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). He is a regular invited speaker for international
conferences and policy forums. He is also a regulatory reviewer of government regulations on SME in
Saudi Arabia. Recently, he was invited global distinguished speakers in International Conference and
Exhibition for Education (ICEE 2022), Saudi Ministry of Education, 9 May 2022; and also from the
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the World Bank MENA Group , United States.
Regarding sustainability, he is leading the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(SDG) for Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings for Prince Sultan University, and also 1 st
Saudi University to Pledge Net Zero Carbon University by 2060 (Prince Sultan University) in Race to
Zero for Universities and Colleges campaign is run in partnership with EAUC, Second Nature and UN
Environment. He also established Financial Literacy for Women in Business (SDG 5), and Zakat and
Tax Clinic (SDG 8) to support Micro, Small and Medium Business. He is editing two special issues
with collection of 140 articles in Sustainability.
He is one of the founding leaders of three global think tank including - Global SME Policy
Network (GSPN); Global Education Policy Network (GEPN); Global Islamic Finance, Tax and Zakat
Center (GIFTZ Center). He is contributing to policy issues on Global SME, Tax, IFRS, and Labour
Market, Market-Driven Curricula, Sustainability and Climate issues in Education. He can be contacted
at: mnurunnabi@psu.edu.sa

All sessions by Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi

Re-imagining the Role of Education on Sustainability
02:50 PM

Auditorium (Building 20), KAUST

Dr. Ana Margarida Costa

Head of Sustainability at KAUST

Dr. Suzana Nunes

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, KAUST

Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi

Aide to the President on Ranking & Internationalization & Chair - Department of Accounting, PSU

Dr. Larry Carin

Provost, KAUST

Dr. Gyorgy Szekely

Assistant Professor, KAUST