Dr. Velid Efendić is Assistant professor at the School of Economics and Business (SEBS) of the University of Sarajevo in the field of Finance, Banking and subfields of Islamic banking and finance. With over ten years of experience in teaching at the university level, Dr. Efendic was a mentor on tens of undergraduate thesis and several master’s theses in the field of Banking and Islamic banking and finance.
Besides academic experiences, Dr. Efendic was actively involved in the establishment and organization of Banking Academy SEBS (and appointed as a first director), as well as the Center for Islamic Economics Banking and Finance. From 2013 he was appointed as the head of the international Joint degree MA programme “Islamic Banking” which the SEBS organized in collaboration with the University of Bolton, UK. In addition, Dr. Efendic was engaged as a consultant and researcher in many research and investment projects in a variety of public, private and non-governmental, national and international institutions and companies. In the last ten years he was the head / author, organizer and lecturer at many practical/professional seminars and training courses in various fields of Banking and Islamic banking and finance. In the previous academic work, Dr. Efendic has participated in several national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and training courses in various fields of Economy, Finance, Banking and Islamic banking and finance, both in B-H and the region, the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Qatar, UK, etc. He has got the prestigious visiting scholar programme of the State Department of the United States of America, and spent a semester in 2011 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, College of Business Administration.
As a visiting academic he spent one month in November 2014 at the University of Bolton, UK. He has been author or co-authored of several scientific papers that were presented at international and national conferences and published in indexed journals with a peer review. He is the author of a recently published book by the SEBS: The Banks Efficiency in South Eastern Europe with a special focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is one of the founders and members of the managing board of European Association for Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance. He is married and has two children.