The COVID-19 pandemic has created one of the most complicated challenges faced by the financial sector globally. The impact of the pandemic on banking services has been severe due to demand reduction, income reduction, closure of public and private sector and the overall curb on economic activities.
The present situation has forced MENA businesses, consumers and financial intermediaries to shift focus on crafting a strategic response across the fintech and banking ecosystem. The pandemic has undeniably acted as a catalyst in enabling rapid adoption and use of FinTech platforms as contactless offerings become the new norm.
Sr. Executive Director, Capital Markets Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Abu Dhabi Global Market
Board Member, AlJazira Capital Executive Vice President
Social Development Bank (SDB)
Co-Founder, Infynit Former COO, HSBC Member, G20 Initiative, Financial Inclusion
Advisor, Open Banking, EU & Africa
Head of Project Group for New Economy& Blockchain Technology
Ministry of Economic Development& Technology
Award Winning Author, CEO, Futurist Co-Founder,
British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association
Director (Digital and Technology) Financial Services
Qatar FinTech Hub, Ernst & Young, Qatar
Country Head, Micro Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME),
Banque Saudi Fransi , Saudi