بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Specifically Merciful
Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi has a PhD in economics with specialization in monetary and international economics from George Mason University and two master’s degrees in applied economics and finance from John Hopkins University. For his undergraduate studies Abdi went to Pace University in New York with a major in accounting. In the 1980s in New York, he worked for PriceCoopersWaterhouse and Citibank at their headquarters. He also worked for the Investment Banking firm, Salomon Brothers in New York, where as a senior financial analyst he provided economic reports to traders in New York, London, and Tokyo. From 1989 to 2004, he worked for the World Bank, where he was a treasury operations official in the assets & liability management unit, responsible for managing the Bank’s $115 billion balance sheet portfolio. Dr. Abdi is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Economic Association (AEA).
He currently works as a financial and economic consultant. His deep academic background combined with his hands-on knowledge gleaned from a career on Wall Street and in the World Bank makes him highly knowledgeable about the macro economy, operations of business enterprises, and how financial information and economic activities impact markets in financial securities, commodities, and exchange rates.
Dr. Abdi is the author of an upcoming book titled Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times? which will be published early this summer (2012) that explains Islamic finance and compares the stability of conventional banks with those of Islamic banks. The book also explores what lessons Islamic finance might offer to the current global financial system plagued by recurring financial crises as shown clearly by the empirical evidence of the last four centuries.
Dr. Abdi was born September 23rd, 1955 in Sheikh, Somalia. He is the third child of Mr. Mohamed Abdi Hashi, the former President of Puntland State of Somalia, and Ms. Rawi Omar Mursal.
Dr. Abdi is married to Ms. Muna Jama Abdi since May 31st, 1999 (13 years).
- Las Anod Elementary School
Las Anod, 1964 – 1966
- Hodan Elementary School
- Mogadishu Education Center in Shangani
Private School, Mogadishu, 1968 – 1969
- Lafole Demonstration School
Lafole Teaching College, Mogadishu, 1970
- Media Centrale
- Benadir Secondary School
Mogadishu, 1972 – 1974
- 15th May Secondary School
Mogadishu – 1975
National Teaching Service:
- Dagaxtuur Elementary School in Hodan
- Pace University
New York, New York
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Accounting, 1982
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- The University of the State of New York
Education Department, 1985
After obtaining satisfactory evidence of the completion of professional and other requirements prescribed by law a license was issued to Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi to practice in the State of New York as a Certified Public Accountant.
- Johns Hopkins University
Master of Arts in Applied Economics, 2003
Master of Science in Finance, 2005
Post Graduate School
- George Mason University
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, 2010