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Tarek El Masri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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✆ +966 12 510 6116


Dr. Tarek El Masri holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut and a PhD in Business Administration (Accountancy) from the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In recognition of his high scholastic achievement, he was selected for lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business. In 2018, he has obtained the Ethical Leadership Certification from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust, USA. More recently in 2023, Dr. El Masri earned the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification from The Institute of Internal Auditors.


Dr. Tarek El Masri researches several topics related to corporate governance with a particular focus on family firms for what they represent in importance to the world economy. Corporate governance topics he is mostly interested in, but not limited to, are board of directors’ composition, top management team compensation, gender diversity on the board of directors, and ownership distribution. His research has won several awards in Canada such as the National Bank Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Family Business Award and the Bell Research Centre – Scholarship Award.
Moreover, Dr. El Masri’s research was published in international peer reviewed academic journals and presented in international conferences such as the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, the International Management Control Conference, and the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Conference.


Dr. El Masri has been teaching Financial Accounting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate (MBA) levels along with Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Financial Accounting for Non-Business major students.