Mohamed Omran, EGX Chairman
Published Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:10 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
Egyptian former Prime Minister Essam Sharaf named September 2011 Mohamed Abdel Gawad Omran as EGX new chairman, succeeding Dr. Mohamed Abdel Salam.
The Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange served as a Vice Chairman for Operation of the Insurance Holding Company for one year and a Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange for four years from 2006-2010.
He severed 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.
Professor Omran holds an MS 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, University of Oklahoma, the World Bank, University of Laval, and Vaasa University.
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 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.
He had been awarded several research grants and prizes, and he was a Full bright Scholar and he is a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum. He served as reviewer for more than a dozen of Economics and Finance Journals.