Ahmed Tabaqchali, Assistant Professor

 
 
Office: B-F1-14
 
 
 
Ahmed Tabaqchali, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AFC Iraq Fund, is an experienced Capital Markets professional with over 25 years experiences in US and MENA markets. He is currently a fellow at the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) and advisor to the AUIS Entrepreneurship Initiative (AEI). He is also a board member of the Credit Bank of Iraq.
 
Ahmed is a former Executive Director of NBK Capital, the investment banking arm of the National Bank of Kuwait, as head of Brokerage. Prior to that, a Managing Director and Head of International Institutional Sales at WR Hambrecht + Co. based in London, New York, and San Francisco. These followed roles as a Managing Director at KeyBanc in London, charged with international sales, and before that as Director & Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Sales at Jefferies Int’l in London. He started his career at Dean Witter International in London.
 
Ahmed has an M.Sc. in Mathematics from Oxford University in the UK, a B.Sc. (Hons, 1st class) in Mathematics from Victoria University in New Zealand and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
 
His research at IRIS focuses on the development and sustainability of the post-ISIS economies of Iraq and Kurdistan, and on the economic roots for the rise of extremism.
 

PUBLICATIONS

Iraq (General)

Iraq’s Investment Spending Deficit 
 
A review of Iraq’s 2019’s Budget Law
 
A Parallel Iraq – A thriving entrepreneurial culture has taken root
 
Effects on Iran’s sanctions on Iraq’s economy
 
An overview of Iraq’s debt
 
New dynamics on the reconstruction of Iraq
 
The recent Iraqi Elections, the Economy and the Stock market
 
The Kuwait conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq
 
“Iraq's Economy after ISIS: An Investor's Perspective” 
 
Economic implications for Iraq post Mosul
 
AFC’s review of the Iraqi equity market in 2017 and an outlook for 2018
 
Kurdistan 
 
The Economic Future of the Kurds
 
“Statehood in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq through an Economic Lens”
 
The wider geopolitical dimension of Rosenft’s major investment in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
 
Historical background to the Kurdish referendum
 
Other
 
The Protest Movement
 
Economic perils of Iraqi youth’s nostalgia for authoritarianism
 
The recent Iraqi Elections, the Economy and the Stock market
 
Articles on the Iraq Stock Exchange in Iraq Business News
 
In Persian. On Iran & Iraq’s relationship:  Interviews with Iranian think tank “Rahborde Moaser”