Omer Ahmed, Chief Risk Officer

Omer Ahmed is Chief Risk Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, where he oversees the MSRB’s enterprise risk management, internal auditing and strategic and organizational planning. Mr. Ahmed has been with the MSRB for over 10 years.

Before joining the MSRB, Mr. Ahmed was a management consultant advising clients on bankruptcy, restructuring and technology related matters.

He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Wayne State University and a master’s degree in business administration and corporate restructuring from the University of Detroit Mercy.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Leah Szarek
Director, Communications