Dr Shehab Marzban is the Senior Economic Advisor to Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Investment & International Cooperation, Cairo Governorate Egypt
He is also a Visiting Professor for Islamic Finance at Zayed University in the UAE and an expert in computer-based financial services with consulting, research and teaching experience in Islamic Finance, Funds and Decision Support Models.
Prior to this, he has worked with a number of startups in various capacities: Product Development Director and Head of Research for IdealRatings Inc., a San Francisco-based startup, and CIWI GmbH, a software service for grant and fund management in Germany.
He received his PhD specialising in Shariah-compliant Portfolio Management from the University of Cologne in Germany and has published papers in the areas of Shariah-compliant Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurship, Portfolio Management and Islamic funds which have appeared or were presented in numerous ranked international journals and events such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Banker, the Harvard Islamic Finance Forum, Cambridge University and UC Berkeley.
He has been a Visiting Fellow at the School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University in the UK and is currently a visiting lecturer at various universities in Europe, Malaysia and MENA and a co-founder and board member of the Egyptian Islamic Finance Association.