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Dr Praveen Gupta is an experienced investment banking professional, who has worked in treasury sales function in multinational banks like Citibank, Standard Chartered and HSBC for nearly 20 years (1996-2015). His last banking role was Managing Director, Head of Corporate Sales, Global Markets MENA, where he was based in Dubai and was heading a team of 45 sales professionals, based in 10 different countries, delivering financial risk management solutions to corporate clients of all sizes. 

He decided to change career from Investment banking to academia, and completed his PhD in financial risk management using derivatives from Queen Mary University in London (2017-2021)

He has been working as Senior Lecturer at University of Roehampton, Faculty of Business and Law, since July 2021, where he is also the Programme Convener for MSc Global Financial Management and MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management.

He has also taught various undergraduate and postgraduate finance courses in Queen Mary University and University of Greenwich as visiting lecturer. 

He holds a graduate degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1994) and an MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 1996).

Research interests

Praveen's research interests are related to any areas of finacial markets. Specifically, his research is focussed in areas of Foreign Exchange, Interest rates, financial derivatives, corporate finance, banking, emerging markets, investments, financial planning, climate change, and sustainability in finance.


University of Roehampton (July 2021 - till date)

Module Convener:

  • International Corporate Finance (Level 7)
  • Banking and Wealth Management (Level 7)
  • Global Financial Markets (Level 5, approx. 60 students)
  • Understanding Financial Derivatives (Level 7, under development)

Other Modules Taught:

  • Strategic Investment Appraisal (Level 7)
  • Business Finance (Level 6, Past module convener)
  • Economics of Money Banking and Finance (Level 6)

Queen Mary University of London (Sep 2018 - Aug 2021)

  • International Finance (Level 7)
  • Financial Management (Level 6)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (Level 6)
  • International Business Finance (Level 5)
  • Corporate Finance and Strategy (Level 5)
  • Financial Institutions (Level 5)

University of Greenwich (Jan 2018 - Jun 2020)

  • Financial Markets and Products (Level 7)
  • Introduction to Finance and Economics (Level 4)

Education/Academic qualification

Financial Risk Management, PhD, Value of derivative usage for non-financial and financial firms in India: The role of financial leverage and funding type, Queen Mary, University of London

15 Sept 20177 Dec 2021

Award Date: 30 Apr 2022

Finance, MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

1 Jul 199428 Feb 1996

Award Date: 13 Mar 1996

Electrical Engineering, BSc (Hons), Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

1 Aug 199030 Apr 1994

Award Date: 23 May 1994

External positions

Member, Board of Directors, FOSTIIMA BUSINESS SCHOOL

1 Jul 2022 → …

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