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Dr Shamsuddeen Aujara

Business Research Impact Fellow

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Shamsuddeen joined University of Exeter in 2021 as Business Research Fellow and currently working on European Social Fund (ESF) Project. His role mainly is engagement with businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) and delivers economic impact of research, development and innovation (RD&I) activities within participating companies, to develop appropriate higher level skills that meets business needs. Shamsuddeen provides research support in smart specialisation areas towards businesses and project partners in the field of marine technology, e-health, agritech, space & aerospace and digital technologies.   

Prior to Joining University of Exeter, Shamsuddeen worked in the Nigerian Energy sector and has extensive business experience working on different electricity distribution projects. In 2019, he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Trade Finance from University of Central Lancashire with thesis titled “Documentary letter of credit Discrepancy and Risk Management in the Nigerian Crude Oil Export”. He obtained Certificate in International Trade Finance (CITF) and Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from London Institute of Banking & Finance and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment respectively.   


PhD Trade Finance, University of Central Lancashire, Preston 

MSc Oil and Gas Accounting, University of Abertay, Dundee 

BSc Business Administration, Bayero University Kano  

Research interests

  • International Trade Finance
  • Crude oil export