Research Fellow, Said Business School
Abrar is an experienced professional with over 15 years’ rich technology, advisory and consulting experience as a partner in a leading accounting firm. He has worked extensively on global consulting and research projects across multiple continents and sectors. Abrar is currently pursuing projects in climate change, food security and sustainable business. He is working on the Beacon Project (EY/Oxford joint project) researching on the changing nature of ‘purpose’ of large corporations. He is also the project lead for a World Bank funded project, developing climate smart agriculture profiles in developing countries.
Previously Abrar worked on a multidisciplinary research project funded by CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security Research Program (CCAFS) focused on resilience and adaptive capacity of food systems to climate change across social, political-institutional, economic and environmental scales and levels. He led research on the organisational design and delivery features of national climate change adaptation initiatives.
Abrar holds a PHD in climate change, MBA and MSc in Environmental Change and Management (Distinction) from University of Oxford and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA). He tutors Oxford MBAs, publishes widely in leading academic journals and presents at numerous global conferences.