Samer Habbal is the Head of Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME based in Dubai, U.A.E. In his role, Samer is responsible for growing MENA-incubated businesses of Thomson Reuters, including the Islamic Finance practice, AccelerateSME ecosystem, and Zawya.com the regional leader in digital business and economic news.
Samer is an expert in the areas of financial technology, complex sales, and customer experience. In previous roles, Samer successfully managed the Financial & Risk business in MENA, and led large sales teams across multiple disciplines. Samer is a frequent speaker at conferences, roundtables and events.
Samer graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Master’s degree in Computer & Communications Engineering, and currently lives in Dubai with his family.