Who attends Finovate?

For more than 10 years, Finovate has attracted the best and brightest both on stage and in the audience:

  • Decision-makers from across the financial services spectrum including banks, brokerages, card issuers, payment providers, investment companies, insurance providers and everything in between
  • Execs and founders of fintech and general technology companies
  • VC, corporate, private equity and angel investors interested in funding fintech companies
  • Influential research analysts, press and consultants from large financial services practices
  • Leading government, regulator, and industry association representatives focused on the emerging fintech sector


Treasury Manager, ABB United Arab Emirates

Country Head of Compliance, ABN AMRO Bank

e-Channels & Online Services Lead, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Capital Markets Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Global Head of Retail Banking, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

CEO, ActivEdge Technologies

Director, Information Technology, Al Hilal Bank

CEO, Allied Investment Partners

CEO, AIRaedah Finance

CTO, American Express Middle East

CEO, Angivest Ventures

CIO & Sr. Portfolio Manager, Qatar, Aventicum Capital Management

Director Commercial Banking, Bank of Beirut

CEO, BitPesa

CEO, Capital Works

CFO & Co-Founder, Clearly

Head of Digital, Collinson Group

Head of Products, Commercial Bank International

Business Development Manager, CRIF Solutions Gulf

EVP, Fintech Hive at DIFC

Manager of Group Strategy, DIFC

Blogger, DZon

CEO, ebankIT

International Business Executive, ebankIT

Project Director, ebankIT

CEO & Co-Founder, Ebury Partners

Executive Director, Economic Development Board of Bahrain

Manager of Financial Services, Economic Development Board of Bahrain

CTO & President, Efigence

VP & Managing Director, Efigence

Ambassador, Embassy of Luxembourg

CIO & Managing Director, Eminence Investments

Investments Director, Emirates Investment Authority

Chief Investment Officer, Emirates Investment Bank

Head of Payments Platform & Delivery, Emirates Islamic Bank

CIO, Emirates NBD

Head of Fintech, Emirates NDB

Head of Online Banking & e-Commerce, Emirates NBD

Head of Security Architecture, Emirates NBD

Head of IT, Evocabank

Head of Software Development, Evocabank

Director, F&TRC

Group CIO, Finance House

Journalist & Blogger, finanzjournalisten.de

Community Partner, Fintech Connector

Founder, Fintechnews

CEO, Flamelily Capital

Regional Manager, MEA, Forrester

SVP, Forrester

CTO, FrontierLab

CEO, Fusion Labs

CEO & Managing Director, Global Accelerex

Editor, GrowthBusiness.co.uk

Executive Director, Gulf Capital

Founder Managing Director, Gulf Crypto

VP, Gulf International Bank

Head of Islamic Banking, Habib Bank AG Zurich

Managing Director, Hanseatic Bank

Strategic Intelligence Analyst, HSBC Bank Middle East

CEO, Jordan Ahli Bank

Deputy CEO, Jordan Ahli Bank

General Manager, Kuwait International Bank

Managing Director, Lulu International Exchange

CTO, Luminous Software

Head Middle East & North Africa, Mergermarket

Associate Director, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)

Head of Digital Channels, Mirum

Managing Director, Mirum

Head of Strategic Partnerships, AMEAP, MoneyGram

VP APAC, Moven

VP EMEA, Moven

Innovation Manager, National Bank of Kuwait

Sr. Product Developer, QNB Group

Sr. Manager, Architecture, RAKBank

Director of Business Development, RapidValue Solutions



Head of the FOUNDeRY, RMB, a Division of FirstRand Bank

Digital Transformation Leader, SAP

CFO & COO, Sedco Capital

Sr. Director of Sales, EMEA, Simility

Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Regional Head Operational Risk Assurance, Standard Chartered Bank

Co-Founder & MD SBC, Fintech & Cybersecity, Startupbootcamp

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Fintech

CEO, Switch

Founder, Switch

Business Development Manager, Thomson Reuters

AVP, IT, UAE Exchange

Head of Cash Management, United Arab Bank

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