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Ahmed Sewaid, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact Details:


✆ +966 12 510 6135


Dr. Ahmed Sewaid is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC). He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (with distinction) from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, which was sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya. Additionally, he holds a M.Sc. in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco. Furthermore, Dr. Sewaid is a CFA® charterholder.

Dr. Sewaid’s primary area of interest centers around the intersection of entrepreneurship and finance. His research primarily focuses on the resource acquisition process of entrepreneurs and the impact of financing platforms on entrepreneurship. His scholarly contributions have been published in esteemed journals such as Research Policy and the Journal of Business Venturing, both of which are globally renowned (FT50) publications. Moreover, his work has also appeared in other highly ranked international journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance and the British Journal of Management, among others.

Before joining MBSC, Dr. Ahmed Sewaid served as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at INSPER, a prestigious business school located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and recognized as a leading institution in South America. At MBSC, Dr. Sewaid actively contributes to the Executive MBA (EMBA) and the Masters in Finance (MIF) programs. His teaching portfolio encompasses various courses such as Entrepreneurial Finance, Portfolio Management, and Private Wealth Planning. Through his teaching, he imparts valuable knowledge and skills to aspiring entrepreneurs, business leaders, and finance professionals.

Selected Publications

Sewaid, A., Parker, S. C., & Kaakeh, A. (2021). Explaining serial crowdfunders’ dynamic fundraising performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(4), 106124.

Sewaid, A., Garcia-Cestona, M., & Silaghi, F. (2021). Resolving information asymmetries in financing new product development: The case of reward-based crowdfunding. Research Policy, 50(10), 104345.

Other Publications

Alsagr, N., Cumming, D. J., Davis, J., & Sewaid, A. Geopolitical risk and crowdfunding performance (2023). Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, 85, 101766.

Cumming, D. J., Martinez-Salgueiro, A., Reardon, R. S., & Sewaid, A. (2022). COVID-19 bust, policy response, and rebound: Equity crowdfunding and P2P versus banks. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 47(6), 1825–1846.

Silaghi, F., Martin-Oliver, A., & Sewaid, A. (2022). The CDS market reaction to loan renegotiation announcements. Journal of Banking and Finance, 138, 106431.

Sewaid, A., Garcia-Cestona, M., & Silaghi, F. (2021). Do learning benefits accrue equally over successive fundraising attempts? Strategic change and the moderating role of experience. British Journal of Management, 12551.