Oumar Diallo is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow and director of fintech and innovation at the Financial Markets Authority in Montreal. He has nearly fifteen years of experience in strategic and regulatory analysis, risk management and financial technology and has worked closely with decision makers in the financial sector and in international organizations. He is perfectly trilingual in French, English, and German and has held senior positions at organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Laurentian Bank of Canada, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and The Economist.
Diallo is a Canadian citizen originally from Niger and Austria. His life journey is one building bridges between North America, Europe, and Africa. He is very involved in this community. He currently serves as board director at the Montreal Port Authority and has been on many other boards and selection committees. Diallo has served as president of the Network of African Entrepreneurs and Professionals in Canada. He has received several honors for his civic and professional leadership and was named as a Laureate of Black History Month 2020, being chosen as a finalist for the Young International Leader of Quebec award at the 2020 ARISTA provincial competition. He is also a member of the third Excellence Quebec cohort.
Diallo has bachelor’s degrees in economics and politics from the University of Montreal, a postgraduate certificate in international studies with a specialization in international economics from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and an MPA from the École Nationale d’Administration of France (ENA). He also graduated from the Collège des Administrateurs de Sociétés with a university certification in corporate governance and holds a dual Corporate/Chartered Director designation.