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Abdulkader Mostafa

Assistant Professor in Finance, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Abdulkader Mostafa is is Assistant Professor, Finance at EBS and teaches various UG and PG finance courses. Before moving into academia, Abdulkader had more than 20 years of work experience in both the commercial and investment banking. During his career in investment banking he had extensive exposure to all types of transactions including Islamic finance, real estate funds, IPO, private equity, M&A and restructuring finance. He gained comprehensive experience in detailed financial modelling, fundamental financial analysis, financial due-diligence and corporate valuation. He also gained excellent experience in debt financing. He managed a large credit portfolio of corporate clients and participated in a large number of project finance transactions in both conventional and Islamic modes. Dr Mostafa completed his MSc and PhD degrees in the field of real estate investment and finance at Heriot-Watt University. His primary research is centred round real estate investment and finance.

2017 – PhD, Heriot-Watt University
2011 – MSc, Heriot-Watt University
2001 – MBA, Heriot-Watt University
1983 – BA(Hons), Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Mostafa, A. (2014) ‘Changing Financial Returns from House Buying:
Example of London Region (1975-2013)’ European Network for Housing Research Conference, Edinburgh.

Mostafa, A. (2017) ‘The Financial Returns from Buying versus Renting, the Experience of First Time Buyers in Different Regions of the UK, 1975-2011’ European Real Estate Society (ERES) Conference, Delft University, Netherlands.

Mostafa, A. (2018) ‘Overcoming the Affordable Housing Crisis in MENA Region - Proposed Solution’ Ankara University Conference.

Fadel, L., Mostafa, A. Brown, K. (2017) in Nic Craith, M. and Strani, K. (Eds.) ‘Intercultural Issues in Finance’, Intercultural Issues in Business Management (core course C48IB in the International Business Management Programme, HWU).

Mostafa, A. and Jones, C. (2019) ‘The Financial Returns from Buying versus Renting: The experience of first time buyers in different regions of Britain’ the Journal of European Real Estate Research.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor in Finance, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University