Prof. Victor Murinde


Professor Victor Murinde (PhD, FRSA, FAcSS) holds the AXA Chair in Global Finance and is the Founding Director of the Research Centre for Global Finance, at the School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; he is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

He has contributed over 100 research papers to the finance and economics literature. According to the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), his research on “Shaping Bank Regulatory Reforms in Africa” was recognized for exceptional impact.

He is the Principal Investigator of a DFID-ESRC research project on “Inclusive Finance”, 2016-2021, leading a consortium of: SOAS University of London; University of Birmingham; Columbia University; University of Sussex; University of Nottingham; ODI London; University of Groningen; Laval University; University of Ghana, Legon; & the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He is also Co-Investigator on “China’s financial system towards sustainable growth: The role of innovation, diversity and financial regulation”, funded by ESRC and the China National Science Funding Council (NSFC). His other current roles include: Chair of Group C (Finance) for the AERC; and Visiting Professor of Financial Economics at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi.

He was the founding Director of the African Development Institute, at the African Development Bank (2011-2014); he was also Chair, Econometric Society, Africa Region Standing Committee (2014-2018).