Amal Moussa is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where she leads the Single Stocks Exotic Derivatives Trading team in New York. Prior to that, Amal held senior level positions in equity derivatives trading at J.P. Morgan, UBS and Citigroup. In addition to her work in Markets, Amal is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where she teaches a graduate course on Modeling and Trading Derivatives in the Mathematics of Finance Masters program and in the Financial Engineering Masters program.
Amal has a Ph.D. in Statistics, obtained with distinction, from Columbia University. Her thesis “Contagion and Systemic Risk in Financial Networks” shed light on the importance of the network structure in identifying systemic financial institutions and formulating regulatory policies, and has been cited by several scholars and industry professionals including former Federal Reserve president Janet Yellen and Nobel Prize recipient Joseph Stieglitz. Prior to her Ph.D., Amal graduated with a Masters in Mathematical Finance from Sorbonne Université (former Paris VI) and a Grande Ecole engineering degree from Télécom Paris.
Amal is an advisory board member of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business Analytics and Financial Technology at Columbia University. She is as well a board member of Teach for Lebanon, an NGO working to ensure that all children in Lebanon have access to education regardless of socioeconomic background.
Amal is an active member of the Women in Trading network at Goldman Sachs and she is involved in the mentorship of young students and professionals across the financial industry.