Dr N Joy Saleh, CFA


I am a Senior Policy Advisor, Certified Non-Executive Director, holder of CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Charter Holder, educator & published author. I have worked for more than 25 years across global markets, holding various leading roles with USAID, EBRD, AfDB, Central Bank of Egypt, S&P Global & KPMG Corporate Finance. Some of the markets I covered include: Brazil, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Morocco, Jordan & Tunisia.

I am a passionate finance & fintech academic. Before joining KBS, I held various senior academic roles including Director of the Full Time MBA at Cranfield, Senior Lecturer in Finance at De Montfort University (DMU), visiting professor at ESCP, Cambridge Judge Business School & the American University in Cairo.

Recipient of the Cass Business School bursary award, I received my PhD in 2012, with a dissertation on Early Warning Signals for Financial Crises. I published a book in 2010 entitled An Anatomy of the Financial Crisis, Blowing Tumbleweed.

I am a FHEA, an active Chevening Scholar & holder of an MSc in Finance from London Business School & BA in Business Administration from AUC.

As a member of the CFA UK Society, the UK IoD & various public policy fora I am engaging in helping shape financial sector policies & practices.

I currently hold a number of impactful board roles including non-executive director & chair of audit committee at Sandah Microfinance (founded by KfW & AAIB) & board member of the Egyptian Factoring Company (subsidiary of Egypt's Export Development Bank). I speak French, English & Arabic.

In 2022, I was included in the highly regarded UK Innovate Finance ‘Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022' with some of my mentors and peers. The Powerlist shines a light on some of those making a difference in FinTech globally.

Check the full list: 

https://lnkd.in/eF23Vzzf#fintech #WIFPowerlist22

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor of Finance & Fintech


  • PhD in Finance, Cass Business School
  • MSc in Finance, London Business School
  • B.A in Business Administration, The American University in Cairo
  • FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute
  • Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA UK
  • CNED, UK IoD
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), IMA.

Teaching and learning

I engage in teaching finance, fintech, & investments modules.

Postgraduate courses taught