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Professor A. A. Azeez

Department of Finance, Faculty of Management and Finance

Email: aazeez72@dfn.cmb.ac.lk


Prof. Athambawa Abdul Azeez has been serving the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, since 1991. He currently holds the post of Professor in Finance and Coordinator of the Doctor of Business Administration Programme in the Faculty of Management and Finance. He is also the Unit Coordinator of Postgraduate and Mid-Career Development Unit and Coordinator of Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing Programme in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

He obtained his Ph.D. with Finance Specialization from the Yokohama National University in Japan, MBA from the University of Colombo and B. Com. (Hons) from the University of Peradeniya. He is a recipient of the prestigious Japanese Government Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Monbukagakusho. He is also a recipient of Japan Foundation Fellowship under which he conducted his post-doctoral research at the Waseda University in Japan in 2008.

Prof. Azeez is actively engaged in conducting research, teaching and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervising undergraduate, masters and Phil/PhD level research. He has already contributed to producing two PhD in the field of finance at the University of Colombo. He teaches Financial Management, Investment Management, Contemporary Issues in Finance, Financial Econometrics and Business Statistics.  He has publications in a number of international and local journals including Japan and the World Economy, The Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Journal of Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Electronic Finance, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, Asian Economic and Financial Review, Journal of Finance and Bank Management, and The International Journal of Accounting and Business Society. He also presented papers at many local and international conferences held in Japan, Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom. He has contributed to several publications as a member of research and editorial teams.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • PhD

    YNU, Japan

  • MBA

    University of Colombo

  • BCom


  • Japan Foundation Fellow

    Waseda University, Japan


  • Now


    University of Colombo

  • Unit Coordinator- Postgraduate and Mid-Career Development Unit

    University of Colombo

  • Coordinator-Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Cocordinator of Post-graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Managemnt

    Faculy of Graduate Studies

  • Former Coordinator - Doctor of Business Administration Programme

    University of Colombo

  • Former Head

    Department of Finance

  • Former coordinator

    MBA in Finance Program

  • Former Chairperson

    Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Management and Finance