Jihad Al Wahshi

Email: jralwahshi1@sheffield.ac.uk
Location: Information School, Regent Court

Jihad Al Wahshi


My name is Jihad Al Wahshi from the Sultanate of Oman. Working 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 have completed the master degree in Data Science (Big data analytics) from the University of Sheffield. I was a student representative for the MSc Data Science program during the academic year 2015-2016. Currently, I am a WRDTP student Representatives for the 2019/2020 academic year.

PhD title

An Investigation study into information governance implementation and its role on combating the risks of Bitcoin money laundering in the Omani banking industry

Project description

This research aims to investigate the role of information governance practices (or IG program) 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 develop a governance framework based IG for addressing the risks that Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies present to global anti-money laundering in general, and to the Omani banking sector in particular.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the areas related to of data science, business intelligence, information governance, virtual currencies, Fintech, and information systems in general

Funding and awards

Ministry of Higher Education - Oman


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 here.