Salim is currently Professor of Finance and holds the Abdul Aziz Al Sagar Endowed Chair in Finance. He was also the Interim Dean at the Olayan School of Business, the American University of Beirut. He has several publications in international academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Corporate Finance. His work has been profiled in Bankers and the National Bureau of Economic Research in the US and was presented in leading international conferences. He was the recipient of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Award for the Best Young Arab Researcher in Economics, Banking, Financial and Management Sciences 2008 (The Arab Bank), for outstanding research output over the period 2005-2007. He also received an Excellence Medal for distinguished Scholarship fellow given by Late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He has taught and held visiting positions in several universities in the US, Europe, and the Arab World. He has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Aix-Marseille III, and two MSc in Financial Engineering and in Banking and Finance. His research is mainly in Initial Public Offerings, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Governance.