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Conference Overview

Financial technology (Fintech) is transforming the delivery of financial services across the Middle East. The Middle East is one of the world’s highest-potential fintech ecosystems. Across the Middle East, fintech is driven both by technology-enabled innovation that improves existing financial services, but also provides routes for unbanked populations to access financial services.

Fintech Middle East Summit 2022, a Virtual Expo and Summit under the theme "Future of Fintech in Middle East", will take place on 23rd February 2022 at 10:00 AM KSA. The Summit will feature an expansive line-up of stellar speakers, case studies, Interactive panel discussions, unique presentations providing access to a wealth of industry-leading knowledge, sharing best practices & experiences, spotlighting trends, information exchange, cutting-edge insights, and outlooks with actionable takeaways.

The cutting-edge agenda at Fintech Middle East Summit 2022 will explore trends driving innovation, optimization, and improvement across the industry from Financial Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Digital Banking, Islamic Banking, Payments, Artificial Intelligence, Customer Experience, Insurtech, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Open Banking, Cryptocurrency and more. Stay up to date with the latest topics shaping the fintech landscape.

Fintech Middle East Summit 2022 is the exclusive meeting place facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue with power packed networking opportunities among C-Level executives, leading Industry experts, decision makers, policy makers and government officials from across the value chain to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges, business opportunities, develop market strategies, share knowledge, and identify solutions aimed at shaping the future of Fintech across Middle East. Our focus is to enable delegates and the financial services industry to find new ways of driving profitability and customer satisfaction through innovation.

Why Attend?

FinTech is becoming mainstream – with more investment than ever before. Meet with the full ecosystem from startup to global financial institution, under one ‘digital’ roof.


Financial Inclusion

Islamic Banking

Digital Transformation

Open Banking

Digital Banking


Artificial Intelligence

Cyber Security

Customer Experience





C-Level Executives

Management Level Executives

Why Sponsor & Exhibit?

FinTech Middle East Summit 2022 is the right place to stimulate collaborations and inclusion of the new technologies. This is an opportunity for Fintech Startups and other Fintech Companies looking to launch new products on the Middle East market.

Sponsoring an event like the Fintech Middle East Summit provides you with a perfect opportunity to showcase your products & solutions, interact directly with your target audience and grow your business network.

Our Sponsorship package includes: a dedicated keynote presentation, inclusion on industry expert panel discussions, pre-qualified meeting package, branding, pre- and post-event promotions, and social media campaigns.

Revolutionizing the World

Visionary Speakers

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Head of Market Infrastructure, Digital and VC/FinTech Head of South Asia

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Ahmed Darwish Elsayed

Head of Digital Delivery

Bank AlBilad

Neeraj Gupta

Chief Executive officer

Policybazaar UAE

Yaser Bashar

Director - Corporate Banking Group

Al Rajhi Bank

Amit Malhotra

General Manager, Personal Banking Group

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Suresh Lalwani

Managing Director & Head of Coverage, Commercial Banking

First Abu Dhabi Bank


Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Head of Market Infrastructure, Digital and VC/FinTech Head of South Asia

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta is responsible for market development, new product & eco-system development, developing go-to-market strategies, managing new initiatives and delivering a significant increase in the number of firms listed in ADGM and AUM. Sectors include Exchanges and Market Infrastructure, Virtual/Digital Assets, Digital Banking, Broker / Dealers, Venture Capital, FinTech, Sustainable Finance, Transaction Banking, Commodities. He is also responsible for South Asia as a region.

Prior to joining ADGM in 2019, Dr Dasgupta was the Chief Operating Officer of UK Export Finance at the Department of International Trade in the UK Government. His 25 year career included senior level leadership, business development and transformation roles in investment banking, transaction banking, technology and consulting in firms such as HSBC, ABN AMRO, Citigroup and PwC.

Dr Dasgupta holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bhopal, an MBA in Finance from Indore University, a PhD in Financial Modelling & AI from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Politics from Kings College London. He is currently completing his third PhD in Food History from Brunel University, UK.

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Ahmed Darwish Elsayed

Head of Digital Delivery

Bank AlBilad

Ahmed Darwish Elsayed With over 29 years of experience working for IBM, Fujitsu, Siemens, Al Rajhi Bank, Alinma Bank, and Bank Al Bilad, Ahmed Darwish is one of the few in the middle east to consult for outstanding results in managing digital transformations and portfolios.

He is the author of the Service Management approach "SLAStand" (2005), PMO Transformation process "PMOTrans" (2014) and the Digital Delivery Operating Model "RASHEEQ" (2019) developed for Fujitsu, Saudi Fransi Capital and Bank Albilad, respectively.

At the research level, he is a Doctor of Business Administration in Digital Government from Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), the UK and the author of the pioneer theory of Intergovernmental Information Systems Adoption.

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Mohamed Roushdy


Fintech Bazaar

Mohamed Roushdy : Multi-faceted information technology professional with more than 20 years of extensive experiences in different industries and business segments, financial services (conventional, Islamic), conglomerate, real estate, consulting/advisory services and software services, attaining 15 years’ experience as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and CXO advisor in leading organisations in GCC.
Demonstrated success leading and fostering teams in completing major business and digital transformation programs conforming to unique and challenging goals and timelines while keeping Customer Experience CX and Innovations as a key pillar.

Solid background and knowledge in Technology, different business industries, Financial services as well as strategic management. Charted success constructing the IT organization and systems of four Islamic financial services Banking start-ups in MENA as well the first conversion ever for conventional to Islamic Bank.

Nominated as one of the top 50 CIO’s in Middle East at the IDC CIO Summit 2021, top 50 Digital leaders in Middle East CXO50 by CXO insights Middle east in 2020, top 50 CIO’s in the Middle East by CNME magazine in 2012, and as Manchester Business School Distinguished Ambassador of the Middle East Centre where obtained MBA degree focusing on strategy management. Distinguished speaker at major regional and international conferences about Fintech, Proptech and disruptive technologies Blockchain, AI, IOT and Big Data, as well one of the main Fintech and Digital Banking contributors in the Middle East through TV and business portals interviews, and member of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) Fintech Working Group (FWG).

Proven technology leader equipped with advanced communication and interpersonal skills, fluent in both English and Arabic. Technically proficient in multiple back office solutions, core banking, ERP, digital platforms and digital solutions spanning across different industries

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Neeraj Gupta

Chief Executive officer

Policybazaar UAE

Neeraj Gupta is the CEO of Policybazaar.ae, which is the overseas venture of India’s biggest insurance aggregator Policybazaar.com. Neeraj envisions fostering behavioral change in the UAE relating to how finances and social security is perceived in the region by the masses and promoting digital channel as the preferred medium for the consumers when managing personal finance.

Furthermore, he seeks to rejuvenate the fintech ecosystem in the state by offering a robust alternative to traditional methodologies through Policybazaar.ae.

Prior to his elevation as the CEO of Policybazaar UAE, Gupta was heading the motor insurance vertical for the flagship venture in India.

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Noha Shaker

Secretary General

Egyptian Fintech Association

Noha Shaker Is the founder and Secretary General of the Egyptian Fintech Association and the co-founder and elected Vice President of the Africa FinTech Network – both are non-profit organizations that serve Financial Inclusion and equitable economic growth across Africa, using FinTech and entrepreneurship as means to democratize finance!

Over the past 4 years, both organizations have worked on mobilizing financial industry’s key players to engage I the FinTech ecosystem around the continent.

The Egyptian FinTech Association’s members- include leading banks, insurance companies, private banks , telecommunications companies and think tanks/academia – fintech engagements and activities have managed to position Egypt as a leading FinTech hub in th region in less than 5 years!

Africa FinTech network is the union of local FinTech associations across 34 African markets, mobilizing private sector’s efforts towards achieving a more inclusive financial industry!

Noha currently leads the Digital Innovation efforts for Financial Sector Deepening, Africa. FSD Africa is a non-profit that focuses on building market capacities from regulatory, policy and infrastructure perspective. Through her engagement with FSD Africa, Noha runs initiatives across banking, insurance, capital markets and green finance sectors across key African markets.

Noha is also a Venture Partner in Gobi Partners- the most interconnected Pan-Asian venture capital firm with US$1.2 billion in assets under management (AUM) across North Asia, South Asia, and ASEAN.

Prior to that she headed the Digital Ventures and Strategic Alliance at CIB- Egypt’s largest private bank, and the recipient of the best bank in the emerging markets award for 3 years in a row by Global Finance- where she managed Digital Banking and FinTech innovation!

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Fintech Middle East Summit Agenda

KSA 10:00 – KSA 10:05

Welcoming Remarks & Introduction

KSA 10:05 – KSA 10:10

Opening Remarks from the Organizer

Session One

KSA 10:10 – KSA 10:35

Opening Keynote

How AI & Machine Learning Will Transform Banking & Finance

KSA 10:35 – KSA 11:20

Panel Discussion

Future of Banking: Tomorrow will be different

KSA 11:20 – KSA 11:40


Opportunities & Challenges of Islamic Finance & Islamic FinTech

KSA 11:40 – KSA 12:00


The future of payments & Cross-Border Payments: Digital currencies for a Digital Future

KSA 12:00 – KSA 12:15


Cybersecurity in Fintech: Threats, Challenges and Solution

KSA 12:15 – KSA 13:00

Panel Discussion

Harnessing Innovation for Financial Inclusion (HiFi)

Break & Networking 10 Min

Session Two

KSA 13:10 – KSA 13:30


Delivering a seamless Customer Experience in Financial Services

KSA 13:30 – KSA 13:45


Are Crypto and DeFi the Future of Finance?

KSA 13:45 – KSA 14:00


How can Blockchain Help with AML & KYC?

KSA 14:00 – KSA 14:15


Insurtech: Rethinking Life & Health insurance end to end

KSA 14:15 – KSA 15:05

Panel Discussion

Wonder Women in FinTech: The Importance of Women in Tech and Innovation

KSA 15:05 – KSA 15:10

Closing Remarks

FinTech Africa Summit 2021 Gallery

Panel Discussion

Challenges & Strategies in Banking the unbanked

The Era of Digital Transformation and the Modern Customer: How is Digital Transformation shaping Customer Experience




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