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Mohamed Hegazy

Brief Biography

Mohamed Hegazy is a professor of accounting and auditing at the Department of Accounting, School of Business. Hegazy is a partner at Dr A. M Hegazy & Co, a member of Crowe Horwath International, Chartered Accountants and Consultants. Dr Hegazy is a fellow of the Egyptian Association of Accountants and Auditors (EAAA) and the Egyptian Tax Association (ETA). Further, Hegazy is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

Hegazy has two bachelor's degrees from Cairo University, the first in accounting and the second in law. He holds two master's degrees, one in accounting from Birmingham University, UK and the other in knowledge-based systems (i.e. Expert Systems) from Edinburgh University, UK. Hegazy has a PhD in accounting and finance from Birmingham University, UK. His research and teaching interests include financial reporting (i.e. IFRS and GAAP), auditing and other assurance services, information systems, corporate governance, financial and administrative restructuring of business enterprises and corporate finance. Hegazy has published more than thirty articles in the fields of financial accounting, corporate governance, internal and external auditing and information systems in leading international journals. Hegazy has also presented research papers in international conferences such as the American Accounting Association (AAA), European Accounting Association (EAA) and Eurasia Business and Economic Society. Hegazy published chapters in international books in the areas of accounting, auditing and taxation. He also published ten books and co-authored the famous book Auditing and Assurance Services with Arens, Elder and Beasley, a book which is taught at many of the leading business schools in the Arab World.

Hegazy is a member of the advisory board of Eurasia Business and Economics Society, EBES, Istanbul, Turkey which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of accounting, management, economics and other related fields. He is also a member of the international advisory board for the First and Second International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management, held in New Delhi and Sydney. He has reviewed many research papers presented for publications in refereed journals and conferences such as the Managerial Auditing Journal, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation, and EAA and AAA annual conferences. Professor Hegazy has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses (MSc and MBA) and has supervised students studying for their master's and PhD degrees in accounting and finance.

Because of his wide knowledge, qualifications and experience, Hegazy is also a specialist in providing assurance services as well as management advisory services at a leading multinational CPA firm Crowe Horwath Dr. A. M. Hegazy & Co. He has managed the audit and consulting services for banks, financial institutions, mutual funds, manufacturing and service companies, hotels and tourism, insurance, not for profit organizations for the past thirty years. He also provides management advisory services such as corporate finance, due diligence, tax services, internal audit outsourcing, corporate governance, accounting and bookkeeping. Hegazy is the co-founder and chairman of the Financial Consultancies Company for Marketable Securities which provides corporate finance for Egyptian listed companies. He is also an active member of the board of directors and audit committees of some companies in the areas of insurance, medical and mortgage industries. Hegazy provided training workshops and seminars for top management level and board members in the areas of external auditing, internal auditing, and corporate governance with both the Egyptian Institute of Directors as well as the Egyptian Banking Institute.