Jihad al Wahshi

University of Sheffield, DCT

Information School, 1st year PhD student

Thesis title: An investigation of the role of information governance practices in combating the risks of Bitcoin money laundering in the Omani banking sector.

My name is Jihad Al Wahshi (International student) from the Sultanate of Oman. I have worked as a Senior Business Analyst at the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) with over 10 years of experience in IT, project management, data Analytics and the banking industry. In 2016, I was awarded a master degree with a distinction grade in Data Science (Big data Analytics) from the University of Sheffield. Also, I was a student representative for the MSc Data Science programme academic year 2015-2016
My professional certifications include PMP, ITIL foundation and intermediate in service strategy, Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool (BIRT) and Technical Analysis. My interests lie in the area of data mining and visualization, prediction techniques, data governance and information systems.
I have started my PhD study as a full time PGR in October 2019 and expected to graduate by October 2023. The overall research aim is to investigate the role of information governance practices (or IG programme) in mitigating the risks that Bitcoin cryptocurrencies present to money laundering and terrorism financing in the Omani banking sector. Specifically, the study is intended to address the research question: What are the risks that Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies present to global anti-money laundering in general, and to the Omani banking sector in particular?
In term of the publications, recently I have published a peer reviewed book chapter for 2nd Edited Volume Book on “Financial Sector in Oman: Developments, Issues, and Prospects. The book aims to explicitly expound achievements, strategic issues, challenges and changing scenarios in financial sector in Oman. The full book is indexed by EBSCO and available in the below link