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Mr. Ragheed Moughrabi

Mr. Ragheed Moghrabi holds an MBA degree in finance and marketing from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, an MA degree in economics from Northeastern University and BA in economics at Colorado State University. He is a Certified Corporate Director (IFC Program). Mr. Moghrabi is an investments and venture capital management instructor at the American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business. He trains and coaches company employees in the Arab World on investments, risk management and geo-economic analysis. His published commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Gulf News, the Daily Star (Beirut) and Arab Business Review. Mr. Moghrabi has extensive experience in banking, including leadership of Investment Advisory teams, Portfolio Specialists, in addition to marketing/sales and product specialists across all Capital Markets asset classes. He has led investment sales and marketing teams in the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE combining coverage of real estate, private equity and venture capital arenas. His client segments, investors in direct and fund investments, include high-net-worth individuals, private-sector institutions, as well as foundations and public trusts. Mr. Moghrabi concurrently serves at Solidere SAL as Treasury and Corporate Finance Manager and an Expert Advisor in Banking and Finance to the United Nations.

Courses offered (1)

Enrolled Students (8)


PHD Candidate, Management (Investment Markets Concentration), University of Antwerp, 2023, Belgium

MBA, Finance & Marketing, The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, 2003, New York, USA

MA, Financial Economics, Northeastern University, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

BA, Economics, Colorado State University, 1991, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Lecturer, Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon.


Retail & Institutional Equities Manager, Solidere, Lebanon.

Expert Advisor, Investments & Islamic Banking, United Nations (UN), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.


Head of Islamic Banking Project Management Office, National Bank of Abu Dhabi Islamic (ADNIF Division); Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Senior Investment Advisor, ValueIQ (Islamic & Traditional) Dubai, UAE.

Vice President of Investment Sales, Marketing & Public Relations, Sidra Capital (Bin Mahfouz Family); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales, Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd. (Carlyle Group Representative); Dubai, UAE.

Director of Investments & Placement, Q Invest Investment Bank, LLC (Islamic); Doha, Qatar.

Investment Advisor, Middle East Client Markets, ABN AMRO Private Bank, Dubai, UAE.

Deputy Head of Sales-Investment & Treasury Products, Banque Saudi Fransi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Director, Investment Advisory, Global Investment Services, American Express Bank, New York, New York, USA.

Investment Funds Marketing Manager, Prudential International Investments, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Private Banking Manager, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Marketing Communications Associate, Mellon Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Macroeconomics – ECO 202

The Macroeconomics course is an introduction to the basic macroeconomic concepts that helps in understanding the economic forces that shape our economic environment. As economic agents, we choose to open businesses, to seek employment, to vote for this politician or that one - forming an informed decision is difficult without an understanding of the economics underpinning the policies that can transform it and the implications of developments in the news. Our actions are within an econo-political context framed by our governments and monetary authorities. A description of the roles and responsibilities of both actors will be explored. Students will be able to entertain discussions pertaining to GDP and its growth, unemployment rates, monetary and fiscal policy implications. The course deals also with the principles of national income accounting, national income determination, macroeconomics’ objectives and policy instruments, and the relative effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policies in stabilizing the economy.