Associate Professor

2015: PhD in Accounting, Heriot-Watt University, UK
2016: PGCert in Higher Education, Brighton University, UK
2012: MPhil in Accounting, Aberdeen University, UK


Yasser, an Associate Professor in Accounting at Zayed University, brings over 18 years of academic excellence from prestigious UK institutions, including senior Lecturer roles at Loughborough and Brighton Universities. A Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, he excels in teaching advanced accountancy modules—ranging from Financial Accounting and Reporting to Data Analytics, Corporate Governance and Management Accounting. Yasser is dedicated to leveraging accounting for environmental and social betterment, with a research portfolio emphasising CSR, ESG, and climate change impacts, alongside corporate practices like earnings quality and disclosure. His work aims to combat corruption, fraud and address climate change challenges through accounting perspectives. 


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-2-031


+971 2 599 3597

Teaching Areas

Yasser has taught and led various accountancy modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Financial Accounting and Reporting, Data Analytics in Accounting & Finance, Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Research Methods, and Management Accounting.

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.

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

Saleh, A, Aboud, A, & Eliwa, Y (2022) IFRS 8 and the cost of capital in Europe, International Journal of Finance and Economics.

Eliwa, Y, Haslam, J, & Abraham, S (2021) Earnings quality and analysts' information environment: Evidence from the EU market, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Eliwa, Y, Aboud, A, & Saleh, A. (2021). ESG practices and the cost of debt: Evidence from EU countries. Critical Perspectives on Accounting.