Mohammed Omran - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mohammed Omran

Policy Affiliates

Executive Chairman, The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)

Areas of Interest:

  • Financial Markets
  • Economic Growth
  • Macroeconomics


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Plymouth Business School, UK, 1999
  • M.Sc., Business Administration, Cairo University, Egypt, 1996


  • Executive Chairman, The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)
  • The Egyptian Exchange
  • Vice Chairman, Insurance Holding Company, Oct. 2010
  • Vice Chairman, Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange, Nov. 2006-Sep. 2010
  • Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund,Nov.2005-Nov.2006
  • Acting Executive Director, Egyptian Institute of Directors, Jun.2005-Nov.2005

Latest Publications:

  • Al-Hassan, A., Delgado, F., and Omran, M., (Forthcoming), “The Under-Pricing of IPOs in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries”, Research in International Business and Finance.
  • Omran, M., (2009),”Post-Privatization Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: The Role of Private Ownership Concentration, Identity and Board Composition”, Journal of Comparative Economic, 37 (4), 658-673.
  • Girarad, E., and Omran, M., (2009),”On the Relationship between Trading Volume and Stock Price Volatility in CASE”, International Journal of Managerial Finance, 5 (1), 110-134
Working Papers

Initial and Aftermarket Performance of Egyptian Share Issue Privatization

The phenomenon of under pricing initial public offerings is documented for 53 Egyptian share issue ... read more

Working Papers

The Effects of Bank Regulations, Competition and Financial Reforms on MENA Banks’ Profitability

Abstract In this paper, we examine the influence of bank regulations, concentration, financial and institutional development on ... read more


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