Rima Charbaji El-Kassem is currently a research project manager at The Social & Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) – Qatar University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (2008) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (2004) from the American University of Beirut. Her thesis entitled “Antecedents and Consequences of the Risk Taking Behaviour of Mobile Commerce Adoption in Lebanon,” was published in 2008 in Handbook of research on E-government readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies, IGI Global, United States of America. She has worked for two credit rating agencies, Standard and Poors and FitchRatings, in London. She has also worked as a research analyst for the investment management department at Europe Arab bank in London.

Professional Experience

  • PresentSept 2014

    Research Project Manager

    Social & Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) – Qatar University

  • Aug 2014May 2014

    Research Project Coordinator

    Social & Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) – Qatar University

  • April 2014Feb 2014

    Project Manager

    Italian Chamber of Commerce (Qatar)

  • Dec 2011Sept 2011

    Market Manager

    Standard and Poors (London)

  • Aug 2010Sept 2008

    Research Analyst (Investment Banking)

    Europe Arab Bank (London)

  • Aug 2008April 2008

    Database Analyst

    FitchRatings (London)

  • Feb 2008Sept 2007

    Graduate Assistant

    American University of Beirut

  • May 2006May 2005

    Administrative Assistant

    ProFinance (Lebanon)

  • April 2005Sept 2004

    Finance Coordinator

    Chelder Abdul Lattif Jamil (Lebanon)

  • July 2002Sept 2001

    Marketing Research Assistant

    CHARBAJI Consultants (Lebanon)


  • Master 2006 - 2008

    Master of Business Administration

    American University of Beirut

  • B.A 2001 - 2004

    Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance

    American University of Beirut

  • High School 1991 - 2001

    National Baccalaureate

    Rawdah High School (Lebanon)


  • July 2004June 2004


    BLOM Bank (Lebanon)

  • Sept 2003August 2003


    HSBC (Lebanon)

  • July 2003June 2003


    Byblos Bank (Lebanon)

Data Analysis & Computer Skills

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Excel as a modeling tool in business finance (capital budgeting, project evaluation and financial analysis)
  • STATA, SPSS, and E-Views in business research

Language Proficiency

  • Native Level Proficiency in Arabic and English