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The Finance Concentration, on the Cambridge MBA


Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education
Senior Faculty in Management PracticeDirector of the Executive MBA ProgrammeDirector of the Circular Economy Centre (CEC)Director of the Middle East Research CentreFellow of Clare Hall College

Senior Faculty in Management Practice
Director of the Executive MBA Programme
Director of the Circular Economy Centre (CEC)
Director of the Middle East Research Centre
Fellow of Clare Hall College

PhD (University of Nottingham)

Research interests

Corporate finance; financial and managerial strategy; entrepreneurial finance; the economics and finance of small-medium sized enterprises; financial economics.

Subject group: Economics & Policy

Professional experience

A Senior Faculty in Management Practice and a member of the Economics Group at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Dr Soufani holds a masters degree in Applied Economics and a PhD in Financial Economics.

Dr Soufani has published extensively in economics and finance in areas relating to financial management, corporate restructuring, M&A, private equity, venture capital and family business and the financial and economic affairs of small to medium-sized enterprises. His research also includes work on economic growth and innovation relating to the circular economy and fast-growing markets and economies. His work is widely cited and included in policy reports by organisations such as the EU, OECD and the Institute of Directors. His work has also been cited and published by the World Economic Forum. He sits on the editorial boards of a number of international academic journals. Before joining academia, Dr Soufani worked in investment banking in the area of bond and money market trading. Dr Soufani has been the academic programme director for many Executive Education programmes for major companies and financial institutions as well as government organisations.

Previous appointments

Dr Soufani was an Associate Professor of Finance at Concordia University in Canada until April 2013.

Awards & honours

  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2013
  • Thirst for Knowledge Best Teacher of the Year Award, Aalto EE (Helsinki, Finland), 2012
  • Distinguished Researcher Award with an honourable mention, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), 2003

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Khaled Soufani''s publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Esposito, M., Tse, T. and Soufani, K. (2016) "How businesses can support a circular economy." Harvard Business Review, 1 February 2016

Esposito, M., Soufani, K. and Tse, T. (2016) "Entreprise, consommateur: pourquoi l’économie circulaire est la voie à suivre." Harvard Business Review (France), 11 February 2016

Tse, T., Esposito, M. and Soufani, K. (2015) "How companies can benefit from the circular economy." California Management Review Blog, 4 November

Dbouk, W., Jamali, I. and Soufani, K. (2014) "The effectiveness of technical trading for Arab stocks." Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 50(4): 5-25 (DOI: 10.2753/REE1540-496X500401)

Soufani, K. (2012) "Factoring and invoice financing." In: Cumming, D. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of entrepreneurial finance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.558-577

Pavlov, A., Poutziouris, P. and Soufani, K. (2004) "Evaluating flexibility in small business finance." Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 9(1): 73-97

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