CFO, City of Atlanta, GA
Mohamed Balla serves as Chief Financial Officer for the City of Atlanta. Mr. Balla joined the City in 2011 and began serving as CFO in July 2021. In his current role, Mr. Balla advises the Mayor and City Council on a variety of policies, issues, and financial activities. Previously, Mohamed served the Department of Watershed Management (DWM) as the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Balla provided leadership over the Department's multibillion dollar financial functions. Prior to joining DWM Mohamed served as a key member of the City's pension reform team responsible for restructuring the City's $3 billion pension plan. Mr. Balla also served as the City's Cash and Investment Manager overseeing the City's $1.5 billion cash and investment portfolio.
CFO Balla has over 15 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, and public finance. Before joining the City, CFO Balla worked as an investment banking professional at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities. Mr. Balla has intensive background in financial modeling & analysis, leverage lending, and public finance. Mr. Balla earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College with a concentration in Finance and an M.B.A from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.