Mohammed El-Kuwaiz

Vice Chairman of Capital Market Authority

Mohammed El-Kuwaiz

Mohammed El-Kuwaiz is the Vice Chairman of Capital Market Authority. He was the co-founder and CEO of Derayah Financial, a CMA licensed Saudi investment firm. Mohammed was formerly a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he advised multiple firms in the areas of financial services, investment banking, investment products, corporate finance and public policy. Prior to that, Mohammed worked in investment banking and corporate finance with Samba Financial Group, where he was responsible for alternative investment products and subsequently M&A advisory. Prior to that, he was a dealer in foreign exchange, precious metals and international equities at Arab National Bank in Saudi Arabia. He is a co-founder and a member of the Board of Trustees of Oqal, the first angel investment network in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Through Oqal, Mohammed has had the opportunity to invest in and support numerous high growth ventures. Mohammed is a member on the Board of the Public Pension Agency in Saudi Arabia, the Young Businessmen Committee and the Investment and Securities Committee in Riyadh’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Saudi Capital Market Authority’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the investment committees of King Faisal Foundation and Awqaf Sulaiman AlRajhi Company, the largest private Waqf (Islamic Endowment) in the world. Mohammed holds Bachelors of Administrative Sciences with Honors from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia majoring in Law. He obtained an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, specializing in finance and entrepreneurship. While at NYU, he co-founded the Stern Private Equity Club and conducted research on the long-term performance of private equity investments, and on the competing financial and social objectives of corporations.