SPEAKERS

Global Finance’s Digital Bank and Innovators Conference brings together digital banking leaders from across the Middle East and around the world. They include senior digital executives from traditional banks, neo-banks, fintechs, and other industry experts – the pioneers driving the digital agenda within their organizations and in the Middle East region.

They will share best practices and strategies and provide valuable insights on:

* Creating innovative environments in-house and via partnerships

* Navigating regulatory roadblocks

* Creating meaningful and engaging user experiences

* The payments landscape

* The tools and technologies transforming the Middle East financial secto

Interested in speaking opportunities?

The conference will have sessions covering a variety of topics relating to start-ups, fintech collaboration, digital banking and digital transformation across the region. Industry leaders from media, fintech’s and banks will provide unique analysis and insights for a regional and global audience. If you are interested to find out more on speaking opportunities, please contact:

Richard Scholtz

richard@gfinance.co.uk

Aref Al Ramli

Head of Digital Banking and Innovation
Retail Banking Group | Mashreq Bank

PANEL ONE: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL BANKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Craig Moore

Founder and CEO
Beehive Group

PANEL TWO: ACCELERATING STARTUPS

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Sam Quawasmi

Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Eureeca

PANEL TWO: ACCELERATING STARTUPS

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Emre Karter

Treasury and Trade Solutions Head Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey
CITI

PANEL ONE: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL BANKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Seham Hanif

Head Of Digital Banking, UAE
Standard Chartered

PANEL ONE: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL BANKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Omar Christidis

Founder & CEO
ArabNet

GUEST SPEAKER

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Walid Hanna

Founder & CEO
Middle East Venture Partners

PANEL TWO: ACCELRATING STARTUPS

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Mohamed Farag

Chief Digital Officer & Head of Global Transaction Services
CIB

PANEL FOUR: MIDDLE EAST INNOVATION CULTURE

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Amol Bahuguna

Head of Payments and Cash Management
Commercial Bank of Dubai

PANEL FIVE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN TRANSACTION BANKING

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Elie Nasr

Managing Partner
FOO

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Mohamed Badat

Chief Commercial Officer
Bidaya Home Finance

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Eric Modave

Chief Operating Officer
Arab Bank

PANEL TWO: ACCELERATING STARTUPS

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Kareem Elsirafy

Managing Partner
Modus Capital

PANEL TWO: ACCELERATING STARTUPS

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Navin Gupta

Managing Director, South Asia & MENA
Ripple

PANEL FIVE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN TRANSACTION BANKING

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Tanvir Shah

Managing Director
The Partnership Consulting

PANEL FOUR: MIDDLE EAST INNOVATION CULTURE

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Mirna Sleiman

Founder & CEO
Fintech Galaxy

PANEL ONE: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL BANKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST MODERATOR

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Chloe Domat

Multimedia Journalist

PANEL FOUR: MIDDLE EAST INNOVATION CULTURE MODERATOR

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Hazem Rasbeih

Executive Director, Head of Investment Products
NBK Capital

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERICNE

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Jonathan Rawling

CFO
yallacompare

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Sridhar Iyer

Head of Marketing at Mashreq and Head of Mashreq Neo
Mashreq Bank

DIGITAL DEBATE: BANK OF THE FUTURE

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Ramana Kumar

SVP & Head of Payments
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Max Di Gregorio

Partner, Digital and Technology Consulting, Middle East
PwC

PANEL FOUR: MIDDLE EAST INNOVATION CULTURE

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Serhat Yildirim

Chief Digital Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Isaac Thomas

Head of Transaction Banking, Wholesale Banking Group
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE

PANEL FIVE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN TRANSACTION BANKING

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Omar Soudodi

Managing Director
Payfort

DIGITAL DEBATE: BANK OF THE FUTURE

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Fahad Al Bader

CEO
Neo Technologies

DIGITAL DEBATE: BANK OF THE FUTURE

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Padmini Gupta

Co-Founder and CEO
Rise

PANEL ONE: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL BANKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Owais Manzoor

Regional Sales Head
PayTabs

PANEL FOUR: MIDDLE EAST INNOVATION CULTURE

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Sanjay Sethi

Group Head for Transaction Banking 
Bank ABC

PANEL FIVE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN TRANSACTION BANKING

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Samer Habbal

Head of Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME 
Thomson Reuters

PANEL TWO: ACCELERATING STARTUPS MODERATOR

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Gilly Wright

Contributing Writer and Event Programme Development Director 
Global Finance Magazine

PANEL THREE: REVOLUTIONISING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MODERATOR

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Anita Hawser

European Editor 
Global Finance Magazine

DIGITAL DEBATE: BANK OF THE FUTURE MODERATOR & PANEL FIVE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN TRANSACTION BANKING MODERATOR

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Do you have any questions?

Contact us:

+44 207 929 0777

richard@gfinance.co.uk

Global Finance, 123 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AX

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