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Assistant Professor of Innovation Finance, Athabasca University

Dr. F. Haider Alvi is a former corporate financier turned academic and company director. Having grown up in North America, he went on to work in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.

As a management scholar, he studies the global diffusion of financial standards. From innovation finance to international entrepreneurship, his work often takes a critical view of Global North practices that exploit post-colonial contexts of the Global South. Methodologically, he has utilized autoethnography to explore issues of race and racism and neo-colonial behaviour in management.

In addition to his academic appointment at Athabasca University, he is presently the Chair of the Board of OECM (Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace) and Member of the Board of Innovate Edmonton.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor of Innovation Finance, Athabasca University


  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, Ph.D, Management
  • 1988 
    University of Chicago, AB, Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law