Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
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Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar


Doctor Bandar Hajjar was awarded a bachelor’s degree with First-Class Honours in Economics and Political Sciences from King Saud University, Riyadh, and a master’s degree in Economics from Indiana University, USA. In 1982, he returned to Saudi Arabia, where he worked as a lecturer for four years. In 1986, he attended Loughborough University in the United Kingdom on a scholarship, where he received a Ph.D. in Economics. In his thesis titled “Financing Small Enterprises in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he argued that Islamic financing is appropriate for small enterprises, which often lack collateral, administrative, and marketing expertise. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Hajjar occupied the posts of Deputy Dean of the College of Economy and Administration; Deputy Director of the Islamic Economics Research Center; and Head of the Committee on Curricula Taught from an Islamic Perspective. He delivered university courses on monetary issues, banks, economic development, the Islamic economic system, and macroeconomics. He integrates both theory and practice into his teachings, with a focus on outlooks. He encourages his students to engage in voluntary work.