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ISQOLS Member, Dr. Dr. Fouad Hamdi Beseiso (1943-2024)

29 May 2024 3:16 PM | Jill Johnson (Administrator)

 ISQOLS mourns the loss of member, Dr. Fouad Hamdi Beseiso (1943-2024)


Center of Economic Future for Consultancy and Strategic Studies

Independent Senior Regional Economic Adviser and Senior Researcher on Economics, Finance and Central Banking



Dr. Fouad Hamdi Beseiso (1943-2024)

Professor Fouad Beseiso was a distinguished former Central Bank Governor, a prominent regional economic adviser, publisher, scholar, and economic thinker specializing in International Economics, Islamic Economics, and Happiness Economics. With over 50 years of experience in Jordanian, Arab Gulf States, Palestinian, regional, and international banking, finance, and economic development, he significantly contributed to the development of many Arab economies. He was appointed as the first Governor and Founder of the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA) in 1994, serving until 2002.

Summary of Expertise and Academic Skills & Qualifications:

  • Founder and owner of the Center of Economic Future for Consultancy and Strategic Studies. (2002-2024)

  • Professor of Economics, Banking, Business, and Finance Sciences, at several Arab universities (Apr 2002 - Sep 2012).

  • Chief Program Planning Officer and Senior Regional Consultant on Development Planning and Policies (1989-2003, UN ESCWA).

  • Secretary General & Director General, Fund for The Development of Palestinians under Occupation, Jordan (1979-4989)

  • Economic Expert, Sultanate of Oman Government, Oman (1973-1979). 

  • Advisor for developmental activities and planning in the Ministry of Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Petroleum & Minerals, Sultanate of Oman Government, Oman (1973-1979).

  • Central Bank of Jordan, Division Chief "Research & Monetary Policy Department", Jordan (1968-1973).

  • Approved examiner by numerous international universities and scientific research institutions for doctoral and master's theses, and recognized by many scientific research organizations as a reviewer for research submitted to international journals and conferences.

  • Specialized in Monetary Economics, particularly Central and Development Banking.


  • University of Durham, Collingwood College, UK
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), International Economics (1979-1982)

  • Alexandria University, Faculty of Commerce
    BA Degree in Economics and Political Sciences (1964-1971)
    MA Degree in Economics, Development Economics, and International Development (1964-1971)

Activities and Societies:

  • Life Member, Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, Durham, U.K.

  • Member, Arab Economic Research Association, Cairo, Egypt.

  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Palestinian Economists’ Society.

  • Senior Adviser, Joint Jordanian–Palestinian Business Forum. 

  • Full Member, Middle East Studies Association of North America. U.S.A

  • Former Member- Arab Central banks & Monetary Authorities Council, Arab     Member - Arab Monetary Fund, Abu Dhabi- UAE

  • Former Member-Board of Trustees, Arab Academy for Financial & Banking Sciences, Arab League, Amman- Jordan

  • Former Member- Board of Directors, Union of Arab Banks, Beirut- Lebanon

  • Member- Jordanian Economists' Society

  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Palestinian Economists’ Society

Awards & Prizes:

  • World's Most Respected Experts, International Directory of Experts and Expertise, American Biographical Institute, U.S.A.

  • Arab Banks Union Prize for Most Respected Bankers


  • Towards Human Role for the Green Financial and Monetary System Addressing Climate Change Crisis (Feb. 2024)

  • A Strategic Ethical Vision for the Financial Regulation System for Managing Challenges and Crisis (Aug. 2021)

  • Towards A New Human Approach for Economics, Banking and Finance (Dec. 2017)

  • Islamic Economics and Happiness Economics: A Case Study on the Role of Central Banks in Approaching Human Wellbeing (Nov. 2016)

  • Central Banks’ Role in Shaping the Future of Islamic Banking (Aug. 2014)

  • The Developing Role of Islamic Banking and Finance: From Local to Global Perspective (Emerald Group Publishing, 2014)

  • Determinants of Economic, Financial and Banking Crisis Management (Arab Banks Union, Beirut, 2010, in Arabic)

  • Integrating a Sustainable Environment into Human Development: Conceptual and Practical Approach (Taylor & Francis Group, London, CRC Press, 2009)

  • The Israeli Economy between War and Peace (Al Galeel House for Publications, Amman, 1984)

  • Pragmatic Approach to Arab Gulf States Development Cooperation (Arab Unity Studies Centre, Beirut, 1984)

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