AHMED AL OMRAN is a Saudi journalist and correspondent for the Financial Times.

Born and raised in Hofuf, eastern Saudi Arabia, he graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. He has worked for the National Public Radio in Washington DC, before returning to his home country to become the Saudi correspondent for The Wall Street Jounal between 2013 and 2017.

Earlier, his blog Saudi Jeans was one of the most well-known and long standing blogs in the Middle East. His work has also appeared in other major publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Foreign Policy.

Ahmed is currently based in Riyadh. You can reach him via Twitter at @ahmed, or via email on alomran [at] gmaildotcom.


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