Nedal Elghattis


Prior to joining Bahrain Polytechnic,Dr. Nedal worked for seven years as a Senior Lecturer at the Centre of Islamic Finance, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). He has over twelve years of working experience in a broad range of fields, including banking, construction, auditing, teaching and training.

He holds an Accounting degree from Yarmouk University; a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia; and a PhD from University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia; he is a Certified Shariah Auditor and Advisor from Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain; and a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) from AAOIFI, Bahrain. His core areas of interest are Islamic finance, Shariah audit, futures studies and political economy.

Academic Qualifications Obtained

2016PhD, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
2006MBA, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
1997B.Sc. Business Admin. – Accounting Major, Yarmouk University, Jordan

Professional Certifications

2009CSAA – Certified Shari’a Adviser and Auditor, Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
2007CIPA – Certified Islamic Professional Accountant, Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain

Teaching Expertise

2008-2014Senior Lecturer, Bahrain Institute of Banking Institute of Banking (BIBF), Bahrain.

Relevant Industry Expertise

2008-2008Accountant/Credit Control Officer, Muslim Community Co-operative Australia Ltd (MCCA), Bahrain. 
2005-2006Vice President & Project Coordinator, FAMSY, Australia.
1998-2001Auditor, Spicer and Pegler, Chartered Accountants, UAE


Area of Research Interest

Islamic Banking and Finance, Futures Studies, Progressive Islam, and Political Economy.



  1. El-Ghattis, Nedal. (2016). Challenges facing education and training in Islamic banking: The case of Bahrain. Journal of Islamic Financial Studies, 2(1).
  2. El-Ghattis, Nedal. (2016). Deconstructing Islamic banking – History of debates, and steps to an alternative future, Foresight, 18(2). doi: 10.1108/FS-09-2015-0044
  3. El-Ghattis, Nedal. (2015). Tazkiah Banks: A future model for the establishment of endowment-based business start-ups. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 7(1).
  4. El-Ghattis, Nedal. (2015). The Arab economic integration: Implications for Islamic banking, World Future Review, 7(1), 12-29.
  5. Farooq, M. O., & El-Ghattis, N. (2015). Qard hasan, credit cards and Islamic financial product structuring: Some Qur’anic and practical considerations. Journal of Islamic Financial Studies, 1(1).
  6. El-Ghattis, Nedal. (2014). The Future of Islamic Banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Journal of Futures Studies, 18(4): 27-44.
  7.  El-Ghattis, Nedal. (2013).The Futures studies from Islamic prospective, Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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