Dr. Ali Aslan Gümüsay is a postdoctoral DAAD Prime Fellow at Vienna University of Economics & Business and the University of Hamburg. He is an associate member of the Think Tank 30 of the Club of Rome, Head of the Advisory Board of the Social Incubator Zahnräder Network, board member at the Concordia Forum, academic board member at Ramsa and Non-Executive Director in various companies. Ali works as an academic, entrepreneur, speaker and consultant.
Ali’s research and teaching interests include: organisation, management and institutional theory, strategic management, innovation, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, leadership and business ethics, Islamic Finance as well as the interconnection of religion and business.
Prior to his Fellowship, Ali was a Doctoral Scholar at Saïd Business School and Lecturer at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, member of Christ Church, and the Centre for Professional Services Firms at Oxford as well as a research fellow at LEAD. Before, he worked as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
He gained an MSc in Management Research, graduating with Distinction from Saïd Business School and Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Diplôme in Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris and a First Class Honours for his BSc in Economics, Politics and International Studies at Warwick University. He has a certificate in Islamic Finance Executive Education from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, was an Affiliate at the Institute for Science, Innovation & Society, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and read Islamic Studies at Magdalen College and the Oriental Studies Department of the University of Oxford.