Dr. Mohamed Farid Saleh, PhD

Dr. Mohamed Farid Saleh has been appointed as Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) in August 2022 as per the Presidential Decree; No. 353/2022 and No. 326/2023. He is also a Board Member at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and a Member of the CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Since September 2022, Dr. Farid was elected as the Chair of the IOSCO’s Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC) and the Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board. Dr. Farid is currently the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the GFANZ Africa Network. He is also a member of the High-level Expert Group for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Scaling up investment and finance to deliver on climate ambition and development goals supported by the COP26 Presidency and COP27 Presidency. Before joining the FRA in August 2022, Farid served as the Executive Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) since August 2017 as per the Prime Ministerial Decree; No. 1759/2017 and No. 1832/2021. During this period, Farid held many significant international positions; the Chairman of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) from 2017- 2019 and from 2021-2022; the Chairman of the Arab Federation of Capital Markets (AFCM) from 2019 till 2021; the Chairman of the Emerging Markets Working Group at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) from 2017 till 2021; a Board Member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) throughout his Chairmanship of the EGX. Prior to his appointment as EGX Executive Chairman, Farid served as the Chairman and the CEO of Dcode EFC - a leading economic forecasting firm in Egypt. Furthermore, between 2013 and 2016, Farid was an External Consultant on Venture Capital (VC) and Financial Leasing for the World Bank Group in Egypt, and was a Member of the Capital Market Advisory Committee established by the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA). Additionally, he served as the Vice Chairman of EGX in 2010-2011. He also served as a part-time lecturer in Financial Markets, International Finance, and Financial Derivatives at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). Farid holds a PhD in Financial Economics from Cardiff Metropolitan University - UK, an LLM in International Financial & Commercial law from King's Collage London – UK, an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Bayes Business School - City, University of London - UK, an MSc in Economics, (Project Analysis, Finance & Investment) from York University - UK, and an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (ASST) - Egypt. He also holds a certificate in Venture Capital from UC Berkley - the United States of America, a certificate in Time-Series Analysis from Timberlakes, Cambridge University - UK, and a BSc in Foreign Trade and Economics from Helwan University - Egypt.