Dr Hafiz Muhammad Usman Rana
Programme Director for BSc Business Finance
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Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Usman Rana is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and heads the Business Finance Business Finance - BSc (Hons) programme at Birmingham City Business School. He has been a founder member of the Centre for Accountancy, Finance and Economics (CAFE) and has been working as a seminar convenor since the centre's establishment.
Dr Rana joined Birmingham City Business School in 2019. Prior to this, he worked as a Financial Analyst at S&P Global, gaining valuable insights into the practical and policy aspects of financial markets. He has extensive academic and professional experience in the field of finance. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and holds a PhD in Finance, focusing on the functioning of the global precious metals market. He has developed strong analytical and business skills that he applies to teaching and research.
Externally, he is an external examiner for Financial Economics, MSc Finance (Banking and Risk Management), and BSc Finance programmes at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland.
In addition to his work at BCU, he also serves as a Senior Policy Advisor on Fiscal Policy and Monetary Strategy at Pakistan's independent policy think tank Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). His role at SDPI is to advise Pakistan's government on innovative fiscal, monetary, and financial policy solutions to build more robust policies and institutions that foster inclusive growth.
He also speaks as an expert on the economics and finance of precious metals, climate finance, economic recovery, and sustainable development at international conferences, leading finance summits and talk shows around the globe. He regularly writes for newspapers such as Dawn, The News, and The Express Tribune on current economics and international finance issues.