Mohammed Omran is the Executive Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), Egypt – the single Regulatory Authority for Non-Banking Financial Institutions and a Professor of Finance at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. He is currently a board member at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), a member of its Monetary Policy Committee and the Head of its Audit Committee.
Prior to his current appointment, he was the Executive Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange for six years. He was also the Chairman of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS). He served as a Vice Chairman for Operation of the Insurance Holding Company for one year and the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange for four years from 2006-2010. He served for several years as an Economist at both the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. He was an advisor to the Minister of Investment and an Acting Executive Director of the Egyptian Institute of Directors. He also served as an International Board Member at the Privatization Agency of Kosovo for 5 years from 2009-2014.
Professor Omran holds an MSc from Cairo University and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Plymouth. UK. He was a visiting Professor in several research and academic institutions such as University of Plymouth in UK, University of Oklahoma in U.S., the World Bank in Washington, University of Laval in Canada, and Vaasa University in Finland.
Professor Omran had been awarded several research grants and prizes. He was the Winner of the Capital Market Personality of the year 2017 in Africa. In the same year, he was one of nine selected globally and the First and Only Egyptian to get the Distinguished Hubert Humphrey Leadership Award.
Professor Omran was a Fulbright Scholar and he served as a reviewer for more than a dozen of Economics and Finance Journals.
Professor Omran specializes in financial markets, corporate governance, corporate finance and privatization concentrating on the MENA region. He authored and co-authored around 40 papers and his work appears in several international Economics and Finance Journals such as: Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, World Development, International Review of Law and Economics, Multinational Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Investing, Emerging Market Review, International Journal of Business, Review of Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, and Global Finance Journal.