Dr Hafiz Muhammad Usman Rana

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Programme Director for BSc Business Finance

Birmingham City Business School
0121 202 4684

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Usman Rana is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and heads the Business Finance program at Birmingham City Business School. As a founding member of the Centre for Accountancy, Finance, and Economics (CAFE) and a seminar convenor, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role.

Prior to joining BCU, Dr. Rana gained practical insights into financial markets as a Financial Analyst at S&P Global, enriching his expertise in both academic and professional realms. With a PhD in Finance focusing on the global precious metals market, he possesses strong analytical and business skills honed through practical experience, which he now applies to his teaching and research.

Externally, Dr. Rana serves as an external examiner for various finance programs, contributing his expertise to academic institutions such as Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. He also serves as a peer reviewer for leading academic journals, Journal of Commodity Markets and Research in International Business and Finance.

Beyond academia, Dr. Rana holds a position as a Senior Policy Advisor on Fiscal Policy and Monetary Strategy at Pakistan's Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), influencing innovative fiscal, monetary, and financial policies that promote inclusive growth.

As an expert speaker on precious metals economics, climate finance, economic recovery, and sustainable development, Dr. Rana has made significant contributions at international conferences, finance summits, and various media platforms. His regular contributions to newspapers, Radio and TV such as Bauer Media Group, Dawn, The News, The Express Tribune and SAMAA TV further demonstrate his dedication to addressing current economics and international finance issues.

Currently, he is engaged in various research projects that focus on carbon markets, central bank digital currency volatilities, precious metals pricing and SMEs' access to finance.

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