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Salim Chahine

Salim Chahine
Curriculum Vitae

Primary Office
Office Olayan School of Business Dean's Office
Extension: 3722
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm or Upon Appointment

Short Bio

Salim Chahine is currently Professor of Finance and holds the Abdul Aziz Al Sagar Endowed Chair in Finance. He was the Interim Dean at the Olayan School of Business, the American University of Beirut from April 2013 to December 2015.

Salim Chahine has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Aix-Marseille III, and two MSc in Financial Engineering and in Banking and Finance. His research is mainly in Initial Public Offerings, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Governance. He has several publications in international academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Small Business Management, the European Accounting Review, Journal of Management and Governance, the International Review of Financial Analysis, Managerial Finance, and the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Banque et Marchés, and Finance, Contrôle et Stratégie.

His work has been profiled in Bankers and the National Bureau of Economic Research in the US. It was presented in leading international conferences including the American Finance Association, the European Finance Association, the European Finance Management Association, and other leading international conferences.

He was the recipient of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Award for the Best Young Arab Researcher in Economics, Banking, Financial and Management Sciences 2008 (The Arab Bank), for outstanding research output over the period 2005-2007. He also received an Excellence Medal for distinguished Scholarship fellow given by Late Prime Minister Rafik HARIRI.

In addition to multiple consulting experiences in both the public and the private sectors in Europe, North Africa, and the GCC, he has taught and held visiting positions in several universities in the US, Europe, and the Arab World including the Johnson School-Cornell, the University of London, Bradford School of Management, Audencia-Nantes School of Management -France, St-Gallen-Switzerland, EADA-Spain, and the University of Sharjah.

Research Interests

Initial Public Offerings, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Corporate Governance

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Risk Management

Work Experience

Apr 2013 - Present Acting Dean American University of Beirut
2011 - Present Professor of Finance American University of Beirut
Oct 2007 - Jun 2011 Associate Professor of Finance American University of Beirut
2007 - 2007 Visiting Researcher Johnson School - Cornell University
Jan 2004 - Jan 2007 Assistant Professor of Finance American University of Beirut
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006 Visiting Researcher King’s College, University of London

Honors and Awards

2007 The Shoman Award The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (The Arab Bank)
2003 Habilitation Dauphine University
2002 Excellence Medal for distinguished Scholarship fellow Lebanese Prime Minister R.HARIRI