Abdulkader is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Utrecht University. His research focusses on Entrepreneurial Finance, Islamic finance and small business decision making . He published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He holds a PhD and MA from Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona. Abdulkader was an Academic visitor at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MBA from the America n University in Dubai. He has 10 years of banking experience, structuring and developing financial products.