Assistant Professor

Pôle : Finance and Accounting

Nationalités :


  • Business Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Management Accounting


  • PhD in Accounting
  • Master of Sciences

Research interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Board diversity
  • Auditing

Work experience

  • Assistant Professor, Finance and Accounting Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September 2017 – Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia (March 2017 – August 2017)
  • Post doctorate Fellow, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (Sep 2016 – August 2017)
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College, Malaysia (Dec 2015 – February 2017)
  • Research Assistant, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (July 2012 – Dec 2015)
  • Management Consultant, Arabic Express Sdn Bhd, Penang, Malaysia (July 2008 – Aug 2010)

Academic background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, College of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia (2015)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Management Accountants, Victoria, Australia (2012)
  • MSc in International Accounting, College of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia (2010)
  • BSc in Commerce, Accounting Majoring, Sana’a University, Yemen (2006)

Honors and Awards

  • Geran Penjanaan – University Funding (MYR 10,000), Research and Innovation Management Centre, University Utara Malaysia (May 2016 – April 2017)
  • Research grant (MYR 10,000), OYA Graduate School of Business, University Utara Malaysia. (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015)
  • Scholarship for a PhD in Accounting from the Ministry of Higher Education, Yemen (USD$ 36,000) (July 2011 – June 2016)
  • Scholarship for an MSc in Accounting from the Ministry of Higher Education, Yemen (USD$ 27,000) (Jan 2008 – Dec 2010)

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles

  • Al-dhamari, R., Al-Gamrh, Bakr & Ku Ismail, K. N (2017). Related Party Transactions and Audit Fees: The Role of the Internal Audit Function. Journal of Management & Governance, 1-26
  • Al-Dhamari, R., Ku Ismail, Ku Nor. & Al-Gamrh, Bakr (2016). Board diversity and corporate payout policy: do free cash flow and ownership concentration matter? Corporate Ownership and Control, 14 (1), 373-383.
  • Al-Gamrh, Bakr, & AL-Dhamari, R. A. (2016). Firm Characteristics and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure. International Business Management, 10(18), 4283-4291. doi: 10.3923/ibm.2016.4283.4291.

Refereed Proceedings

Discipline-Based Scholarship

  • Al-dhamari, R., & Al-Gamrh, Bakr, (2016) Audit Committee Characteristics and Internal Audit Budget: Malaysian Evidence. Paper presented at the Workshop of Corporate Accountability: Major Actors, Innovative Instruments and Performance”, Paris, November 24, 2016 at ISTEC (France).
  • Al-dhamari, R., Al-Gamrh, Bakr & Ku Ismail, K. N (2015). Do Internal audit Function Attribute Audit fees? Evidence from Related Party Transactions in Malaysia. 2nd International Conference on Modern Research in Management, Economic and Accounting, Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015)
  • Bakr Al-gamrh, and Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail. Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in the UAE, International Conference on Financial and Actuarial Engineering, World Academy of Science, Holiday Inn Wembley, London (2015)
  • Bakr Al-gamrh, and Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail. The Influence of Corporate Governance Strength on the Symptoms of the Financial Crisis, workshop of FTAs in a changing landscape of global governance, Keele University, the UK (2015)
  • Bakr Al-gamrh, and Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail. Leverage, Risk and the Role of Corporate Governance Strength during Crisis and Non-Crisis Times, Fourth IIFT Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India (2014)
  • Bakr Al-gamrh. The Influence of Corporate governance on firm performance, 7th Symposium on Business Postgraduate Research, UUM (2011)
  • Bakr Al-gamrh. Social and Environmental Disclosure in Saudi Companies, Master Dissertation, College of Business, UUM, 2010.