Speaker Profile

Dr. Amal Moussa

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

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.  She is as well a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Financial Technology at Columbia University.

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 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. She sits as well on the board of directors of ABANA, the preeminent US organization for finance professionals and institutions with interest in the Middle East and North Africa.