Dr. Ullas Rao is the Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. He earned his doctorate in finance for his work on ‘Posterior Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions in International Financial Scenario during the Last Decade’ from the University of Mysore, India, under the guidance of Dr. M. R. Suryanarayana Murthy (PhD Birmingham, UK).
With more than 12 years of teaching, consulting and research experience, Dr. Rao has made significant contributions in disseminating financial education through high-impact educational programmes for a wide audience of undergraduate, postgraduate, and management students.
He has also conducted a significant number of training and consulting programmes on finance for some leading Indian and multi-national corporations, which have been rated highly by their participants. In addition, to demonstrating strong organisational skills, he has conducted numerous high-impact and influential conferences and seminars on finance in India and the UAE.
Dr. Rao has published extensively in journals of international repute and presented papers at leading International conferences, including the 22nd Australasian Conference on Banking & Finance, held in Sydney, Australia, in 2009.