Mr. Mohammed A. El-Kuwaiz was appointed as the Chairman of the board of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia in July 2017. Prior to being Chairman, Mr. El-Kuwaiz was the Vice Chairman of the board of the CMA since August 2016.

Prior to joining the CMA, Mr. El-Kuwaiz was the Co-founder and CEO of Derayah Financial Company. He was formerly a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking and corporate finance with Samba Financial Group.

Moreover, Mr. Elkuwaiz has served as a board member in the Public Pension Agency, Al Yamamah Company for Reinforcing Steel Bars, Al Bilad Bank, in addition to his membership in the Securities and Investments Committee in Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Investment Committee in King Faisal Foundation, the Investment Committee in Sulaiman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi Holding Company, as well as the CMA’s Advisory Committee.

Mr. El-Kuwaiz obtained an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, specializing in finance and entrepreneurship in 2003. He received a Bachelors of Administrative Sciences with Honors from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia majoring in Law in 1998.

H.E. Mohammed A. El-Kuwaiz

Chairman of the Board

Capital Market Authority Saudi Arabia


Day 2 | 7 December 2022 | Leadership dialogue 2 – Turning the ESG theory into action