Associate Professor

2015: PhD in Accounting, University of Aberdeen, UK
2016: PGCert in Higher Education, University of East London, UK
2009: MSc in Accounting and Auditing, Cairo University- Beni-Suef Branch, Egypt


Ahmed Aboud is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Before joining Zayed University, he served as the Associate Head of Research and Innovation at the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He was also a co-founder and Deputy Director of The Centre for Innovative and Sustainable Finance at the University of Portsmouth.

Over the past two decades, he has showcased proficiency in instructing various accountancy modules, covering a broad spectrum that includes Financial Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting, Taxation, and Business Analytics at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Dr. Aboud's research expertise focuses on financial reporting and sustainability, with publications featured in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals such as The International Journal of Accounting, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, and the Journal of Business Ethics, among others. His current research explores Management Reporting Choices, Regulatory Changes, and their consequences, with attention to cross-country variations.

Moreover, his research publications also address sustainability issues in both developed and developing markets, with special attention given to Corporate Tax Avoidance, Sustainable Development Goals, and ESG decoupling.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-2-033


+971 2 599 3565

Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Auditing and Taxation
Business Analytics and Information Systems

Research and Professional Activities

Aboud, A., Saleh, A., & Eliwa, Y. (2023). Does mandating ESG reporting reduce ESG decoupling? Evidence from the European Union's Directive 2014/95. Business Strategy and the Environment.

Aboud. A (2023) Segmental Reporting and Analyst Forecast Disagreement in the EU. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Helfaya, A., Aboud, A., & Amin, E. (2023). An examination of corporate environmental goals disclosure, sustainability performance, and firm value Egyptian evidence. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 52, 100561.

Eliwa Y, & Saleh A Aboud, A (2023). Board gender diversity and ESG decoupling: Does religiosity matter? 2023. Business Strategy and the Environment.

Ibrahim, A. E. A., & Aboud, A. (2023). Corporate risk disclosure and cost of capital: Does measurement matter? International Journal of Finance & Economics.