Director, Islamic Finance and Banking, Capital Intelligence Ratings

Dr. Ghassan Chammas

Dr. Ghassan Chammas is the Director, of Business Development (Islamic Finance) at Capital Intelligence Ratings Limited, an ESMA regulated independent international credit rating agency established for over 35 years and specialized in emerging markets, especially in the Middle East and South East Asia regions.

Ghassan is an Islamic finance proponent and financial engineer with wide experience on the regulatory as well as the banking fronts. He advised the Central Bank of Lebanon on Islamic financial affairs and advised several Islamic banks boards on product innovation and corporate governance as well as on risk management.

Dr. Ghassan Chammas is a graduate of Rotterdam School of Management with a PhD degree in Finance. He holds a Masters degree in Finance from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP),  France,  A Masters degree in International Finance and Treasury from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) Beirut, Lebanon, a Masters degree in International Marketing  from EAFIT University, Colombia and an Electrical Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

He is a lecturer in Islamic finance in various universities and institutions in the world like Lebanon, France, UK, USA, Kuwait, UAE, Sultanate of Oman, Curacao and Argentina.

He is widely published in specialized magazines and reviews in several languages. He publishes on concentration measures in Islamic investment portfolios, diversification measures in Islamic investment and on filtering and depuration methodologies in Islamic investment universe, among other subjects.