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SPEAKERS

2021 SPEAKERS

H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi
H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi

Chairman
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi
H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi

Chairman/ Vice Chairman
ADIO, ADX, ADDED, Etihad / ADGM

H.E. Dr Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy
H.E. Dr Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy

Director General Chairman of the Board
Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)

H.E. Mohamed Alabbar
H.E. Mohamed Alabbar

Founder & Managing Director
EMAAR

Jeffrey Sprecher
Jeffrey C. Sprecher

Founder & CEO, Intercontintal Exchange
Chairman, The New York Stock Exchange

John Collison
John Collison

President and Co-Founder
Stripe

Bill Winters
Bill Winters

Group CEO
Standard Chartered Bank

Hana Al Rostamani
Hana Al Rostamani

Group CEO
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sandeep Chouhan
Sandeep Chouhan

Group CEO
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)

Dr. Bernd Van Linder
Dr. Bernd van Linder

CEO
Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)

Brad Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse

CEO
Ripple Labs

AKON
Akon Thaim

Fintech Entrepreneur & Co-Founder
Akoin

Nuseir Yassin
Nuseir Yassin

CEO & Founder
Nas Daily & Nas Academy

Brady Dougan
Brady Dougan

CEO & Founder
Exos

Tarek Chouman
Tarek Chouman

Global Head of Business Development
Blackrock

Annerie Vreugdenhil
Annerie Vreugdenhil

Chief Innovation Officer
ING

Claire Calmejane
Claire Calmejane

Chief Innovation Officer
Société Générale

Ahmed Abdelaal
Ahmed Abdelaal

Group CEO
Mashreq Bank

Rim Tehraoui
Rim Tehraoui

Group Chief Data Officer & Global ESG Risks Executive
BNP Paribas

Denelle Dixon
Denelle Dixon

CEO and Executive Director
Stellar Development Foundation

Simon Loong
Simon Loong

Group CEO & Founder
WeLab

Magnus Grimeland
Magnus Grimeland

CEO & Co-Founder
Antler

Mattia Fugazza
Mattia Fugazza

Head of MENA Ventures
Mubadala Investment Company

H.E. Salama Al Ameemi
H.E. Salama Al Ameemi

Director General
MA'AN

H.E. Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balooshi
H.E. Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balooshi

Undersecretary
ADDED

Ferid Belhaj
Ferid Belhaj

Vice President, MENA
World Bank

Christina Milian
Christina Milian

Investor

Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O'Leary

Chairman
O'Shares Investment

Metta Sandiford-Artest
Metta Sandiford-Artest

Founder
XvsX

Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra

Founder
I Love This Game

Faraz Khalid
Faraz Khalid

CEO
Noon

Amit Jain
Amit Jain

Managing Director
Sequoia Capital

Matthew Hurn
Matthew Hurn

CFO, Disruptive Investments
Mubadala Investment Company

Mark Cutis
Mark Cutis

CEO
ADGM Authority

Emmanuel Givanakis
Emmanuel Givanakis

CEO
FSRA, ADGM

Henri Arslanian
Henri Arslanian

Global Head of Cypto
PWC

Hon. Silvio Schembri
Hon. Silvio Schembri

Minister of Economy & Industry
Govt. of Malta

Bin Ru Tan
Bin Ru Tan

CEO (Southeast Asia)
OneConnect Financial Technology

Alessandra Perrazzelli
Alessandra Perrazzelli

Deputy Governor
Banca D'Italia

Hadley Gamble
Hadley Gamble

Correspondent
CNBC

Daniel Flatt
Daniel Flatt

Editor in Chief
New Statesman

Virginia Furness
Virginia Furness

Sustainable Banking Editor
Capital Monitor

Dan Doney
Dan Doney

CEO & Founder
Securrency

Courtney Powell
Courtney Powell

COO
500 Global

Saeed Amidi
Saeed Amidi

Founder & CEO
Plug & Play

Arnaud Caudoux
Arnaud Caudoux

Deputy Director General
BPIFrance

Massimo Proverbio
Massimo Proverbio

Chief Innovation and Digital Officer
Intesa SanPaolo

Jeremy Hodara
Jeremy Hodara

CEO & Founder
Jumia

Adeeb Ahamed
Adeeb Ahamed

Managing Director
Lulu Financial

Hill Harper
Hill Harper

Founder
Black Wall Street App

Prof. José Ignacio De La Torre
Prof. José Ignacio De La Torre

Chief Researcher, Quantum
Technology Innovation Institute

Dr Najwa Aaraj
Dr. Najwa Aaraj

Chief Cryptographer
Technology Innovation Institute

Dr Bijna Kotak
Dr. Bijna Kotak

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Matthieu Heslouin
Matthieu Heslouin

Chief Digital Officer
BPIFrance

Mohamed Okasha
Mohamed Okasha

Managing Partner
DisrupTech

Chris Bayliss
Chris Bayliss

Co-Founder
Judo Bank

Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy

Anchor
CNBC

Scott Armstrong
Scott Armstrong

Editor in Chief
Arabian Business

Yorick Naeff
Yorick Naeff

CEO
Bux

Vijay Tirathrai
Vijay Tirathrai

Managing Director
TechStars

Jean Claude Farah
Jean Claude Farah

President - EMEA/ APAC Region
Western Union

James Munce
James Munce

CEO
Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners

Prof. Ben Shenglin
Prof. Ben Shenglin

Dean & Professor of Internet Finance
Zhejiang University

Mustafa Alrawi
Mustafa Alrawi

Assistant Editor-in-Chief
The National

Peter Zemsky
Peter Zemsky

Dean of Innovation
INSEAD

Dominic Perks
Dominic Perks

CEO
Hambro Perks

Anupam Pahuja
Anupam Pahuja

VP
PayPal

Michael Sonnenshein
Michael Sonnenshein

CEO
Grayscale Investments

Michele Ferrario
Michele Ferrario

CEO & Co-Founder
Stashaway

Diana Paredes
Diana Paredes

CEO & Co-Founder
Suade Labs

Elena Phillipova
Elena Phillipova

Head of Sustainable Finance
Refinitiv

Jon Medved
Jon Medved

Founder & CEO
OurCrowd

Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal

CEO
Unbound

Odunayo Eweniyi
Odunayo Eweniyi

Co-Founder & COO
PiggyVest

Issam Abousleiman
Issam Abousleiman

Regional Director, GCC
World Bank

Danny Kessler
Danny Kessler

Chairman
Unbound

Noor Sweid
Noor Sweid

General Partner
Global Ventures

Turki Bin Zarah
Turki Bin Zarah

Co-Founder
Tamara

Yehia Badawy
Yehia Badawy

Co-Founder
Rain

Nadine Chakar
Nadine Chakar

Head of State Street Digital
State Street

Hasan Fardan Al Fardan
Hasan Fardan Al Fardan

CEO
Al Fardan Exchange

Massimo Falcioni
Massimo Falcioni

CEO
Etihad Credit Insurance

Jonathan Steinberg
Jonathan Steinberg

Founder & CEO
WisdomTree

Dr. Alfred Hannig
Dr. Alfred Hannig

Executive Director
Alliance of Financial Inclusions

Olivier Placca
Olivier Placca

Co-founder
Tinubu Square

Sonia Wedrychowicz
Sonia Wedrychowicz

Partner
McKinsey

Valerie Szczepanik
Valerie Szczepanik

Head of Innovation
Securities & Exchange Commission

Wai Lum Kwok
Wai Lum Kwok

Senior Executive Director
FSRA, ADGM

Khaled Al Faqsh
Khaled Al Faqsh

CFO
Talabat

Rania Nerhal
Rania Nerhal

Chief Client Experience & Conduct Officer
Mashreq Bank

Mark Charwan
Mark Charwan

CEO
Sarwa

Jayant Narayana
Jayant Narayana

Lead, AI & Machine Learning
World Economic Forum

Babak Ahmadzadeh
Babak Ahmadzadeh

Managing Director
Plug and Play

Diana Wilde
Diana Wilde

CEO
Aurora50

Dana Farrugia
Dana Farrugia

CEO
Tech.MT

Joel Blake
Joel Blake

Founder
GFA Exchange

Jason Barsema
Jason Barsema

President & Co-Founder
Halo Investing

Hakan Eroglu
Hakan Eroglu

Global Open Banking Lead, Advisors
Mastercard

James Sibley
James Sibley

CSO
Mubadala Health

Jon Karas
Jon Karas

President
Akoin

Jida Itani
Jida Itani

Chief Operating Officer
Hub71

Nadine Chehade
Nadine Chehade

Senior Financial Sector Specialist
World Bank

Omar Christidis
Omar Christidis

Founder & CEO
ArabNet

Paul Allen
Paul Allen

Partner - Global Co-Chair Intellectual Property and Technology
DLA Piper

Philip Bahoshy
Philip Bahoshy

CEO & Founder
MAGNITT

Vusi Thembekwayo
Vusi Thembekwayo

CEO
MyGrowthFund

Rola Abu Manneh
Rola Abu Manneh

CEO, UAE
Standard Chartered

Olivier Crespin
Olivier Crespin

CEO
Zand

Scott Theil
Scott Thiel

Partner
DLA Piper

Grant Niven
Grant Niven

Head of Digital
Bank Saudi Fransi

Grant Niven
Yousuf Al Mulla

Co-Founder
E11 Capital

Andre Casterman
Andre Casterman

Founder/ Chair Fintech Committee
Casterman Advisory/ ITFA

Lord Udny-Lister
Lord Udny-Lister

Chair
UK UAE Business Council

Michael Mainelli
Prof. Michael Mainelli

Chairman
Z/Yen Group

Basil Al Askari
Basil Al Askari

CEO & Co-Founder
MidChains

Richard Knowlton
Richard Knowlton

Director of Security Studies
Oxford Cyber

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Fintech Envoy
Govt.UK

Triska Hamid
Triska Hamid

Editor
Wamda

Alexander Stevens
Alexander Stevens

CEO
Greenomy

Basil Moftah
Basil Moftah

General Partner
Global Ventures

Brian Yeoh
Brian Yeoh

Head of Data and Technology Governance
ADGM

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta
Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Associate Director - Market Development
ADGM

John Hensel
John Hensel

COO & Co-Founder
Securrency

Patrick Campos
Patrick Campos

Chief Strategy Officer
Securrency

Simon Goodman
Simon Goodman

CEO
Peregrine

Sonia Gokhale
Sonia Gokhale

Founding Partner
VentureSouq

Salim Essai
Salim Essaid

Broadcast Journalist

Trish Keating
Patricia Keating

Executive Director
Tech Manchester

Eleanor Slinger
Eleanor Slinger

Director
New Statesman

Lawrence Wintermeyer
Lawrence Wintermeyer

CEO
GDF

Arushi Goel
Arushi Goel

Specialist - Data Policy & Blockchain
World Economic Forum

Eman Abdellatif
Eman Abdellatif

Executive Vice President
MLG

Vishal Sacheendran
Vishal Sacheendran

Manager - Capital Markets Authorisation
FSRA, ADGM

Gabrielle Inzirillo
Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Market Development
FSRA, ADGM

Mahmoud Adi
Mahmoud Adi

Founding Partner
Sharooq VC

Nameer Khan
Nameer Khan

Chair
MENA Fintech Association

Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes

Editor-in-Chief
Unbound

Yasmin Al Mostehy
Yasmin Al Mostehy

Executive Director
Middle East Venture Capital Associations

Larry Cao
Larry Cao

Senior Director, Industry Research
CFA Institute

Huy Nguyen Trieu
Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-Founder
CFTE

Elliot Gotkine
Elliot Gotkine

Master of Ceremonies

Guarav Dhar
Gaurav Dhar

Board Member
MENA Fintech Association

Sarah Omolewu
Sarah Omolewu

Founder
Access Abu Dhabi

Jeff Roberts
Jeff Roberts

Executive Editor
Decrypt

Marc Taverner
Marc Taverner

Executive Editor
INATBA

JP Fabri
JP Fabri


Finance Malta

Raweya Al Qader‌‌
Raweya Al Qader

Head of Youth Banking
ADIB

Mona Al Hashemi
Mona Al Hashemi

Incubator Chief
Ma'an

Varun Mittal
Varun Mittal

Global Emerging Markets Fintech Lead
EY

Nadine Mezher
Nadine Mezher

Co-Founder
Sarwa

Miriam Kiwan
Miriam Kiwan

Head of Partnerships
ADGM

Marc Morial
Marc Morial

CEO
National Urban League

Kate Goodall
Kate Goodall

Co-Founder
Halcyon

Ashley Davis
Ashley Davis

Founding Partner
West Front

Anuscha Iqbal
Anuscha Iqbal

Chief Executive Officer
Spotii

Alexander Lipton
Alexander Lipton

CIO
Sila & Advisor, ADIA

Julia Smith
Dr. Yassar Nasser

Regional Lead for MENA-MED
CCAF

Julia Smith
Julia Smith

Head of Startups & Investors