Engr Mansour Alobaid

Chairman, Information & Communication Tech Committee (Digital Health, Emerging Tech, Digital Education, & Cyber Security Committees),

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce

Saudi Arabia

Mr. Abousleiman has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and international capital markets at the World Bank. His experience also includes financial management, private sector development, business process reengineering, and system development. His regional experience covers Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Issam Abousleiman

Regional Director, GCC Countries

World Bank

Saudi Arabia

Experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Banking, Credit Cards, Commercial Banking, Islamic Finance, and Credit Risk. Strong business development professional with a BS focused in Computer Science from King Saud University (KSU).


Osama Bukhari

Head of Banking Committee,

International Chamber of Commerce

Saudi Arabia

Mr. Issa’s experience includes work in the areas of fintech, venture capital, Shari’ah-compliant funds, private equity, restructuring/bankruptcy, and Islamic finance issues with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. He is regularly ranked among the leading lawyers in his practice areas throughout the Middle East and particularly in Saudi Arabia.


Nabil Issa

Managing Partner,

King & Spalding LLP

United Arab Emirates

Jason Mikula is a banking and fintech analyst, consultant, and investor with experience in Fortune 500, startup, and government/non-profit entities. Publisher of Fintech Business Weekly, a newsletter going beyond the headlines to analyze the technology, regulatory, and business model trends driving the rapidly evolving financial services ecosystem.

Jason Mikula

Managing Director,

Fintech Business Weekly


Accomplished Business Enabler, CFO, Board Member, Audit Committee Member and a Developer/Leader of Strong teams. He has extensive experience of 29 years; 25 years PQE and high team building and management skills.

Dr. Yahia Kafi

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis,

Abdul Latif Jameel

Saudi Arabia

Executive, mentor, and public speaker with over 17 years of experience in Financial Services, in Digital Transformation, Innovation, FinTech, Data Analytics, and Open Banking/Open Finance. Abe has worked at some of the largest financial institutions in the world, and has led large-scale transformation initiatives.


Abe Karar

Cheif Product Officer,

Fintech Galaxy

United Arab Emirates

Mohammad possesses 30 years of experience as a Banking professional with expertise in Operations, Trade Finance & Transaction Banking.

Mohammad Nasrullah

Head of Transactional Banking,

Arab National Bank

Saudi Arabia

Hashim is a fintech investor in the next generation of business models that make financial services more inclusive and frictionless. Currently investing in fintech ecosystem components to support Neom Sectors and Regions. Before Neom, he co-founded an investment advisory boutique to support buy-side VC investors in KSA.

Hashim Nabulsi



Saudi Arabia

International ICT speaker. Seasoned CTO, with Blockchain, NFT, AI, IoT, Gaming, Digital Twin, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Cloud Computing, Big Data, & ICT innovation professional focused on business value;brings experience, creativity, structure, motivation, & agility.

Jorge Sebastiao



United Arab Emirates

Sultan has worked in a number of mega-companies such as the-then- Saudi Electricity and Communications Company. He then ventured into the banking world, working at Al Rajhi Bank and AlJazira Bank, respectively, and held a number of senior positions at both banks.

Sultan Al Hamidi

Chief Business Officer,

Social Development Bank

Saudi Arabia

A digital technology architect with 21+ years of experience in transforming traditional banking value chains with digital innovations. Currently designing and building a fully cloud-native next generation digital banking platform which will facilitate fintech partners to provide Open API enabled products and services, either directly by the bank or as BaaS propositions.

Rateesh Upendran

Head of Digital Technology,

Banque Saudi Fransi

Saudi Arabia

With 18 years experience in Saudis leading banks focusing in Strategy & Business Development Functions including Trade Finance Sales, he currently heads the Trade Finance for Alinma Bank. Majed is skilled in Portfolio Management, Financial Risk, Business Relationship Management, Risk Management, and Banking.

Majed Alanazi

Head of Trade Finance,

Alinma Bank

Saudi Arabia

Karl is the Founder of iAdvisory and a Strategic Advisor, board member of several organizations across the globe pioneering the Digital and Data Economy. Recognized as an industry transformational leader across the Digital Economy, Fintech, Innovation, Partnership, Venture and Investment space.


Founder, Strategic Advisor,


United Arab Emirates

Hussein is a Venture Capitalist, Ex-Tech Founder and an Ecosystem Enabler. He is currently leading one of the largest VC investment firms in Saudi Arabia. Besides that, he is also the CEO of Tech Invest Com and a board member of multiple organisations - Mbuzz Technologies, Merit Incentives, Globitel, Vtel Holdings, Quantum, Attar Software Engineering.

Hussein Attar


Tech Invest Com

Saudi Arabia

Basmah comes from a diverse background of experience in the startup and public services sector. She is a partner at impact46 a leading VC firm in KSA focusing on technology investments with a specific focus on fintech. Before that she was a startup advisor where she supported startups on their financial path and fundraising efforts since 2016.

Basmah Alsinaidi



Saudi Arabia

An Executive, advisor with over 19 years of experience in Financial Services, in Digital Transformation, Automation, and Project Mgt. Faisal has worked at some of the largest financial institutions in the KSA and has led & execute large-scale transformation initiatives.


Faisal AlRashoudi

Head of Automation & Robotics,

Bank Al-Jazira

Saudi Arabia

Joosep Vahtras is the Compliance Advisory Lead at Chainalysis, where he helps financial institutions and crypto-native businesses build compliance programs in order to offer new products to their customers and encourage cryptocurrency adoption. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Joosep worked in FinCrime and AML roles across the financial services ecosystem.

Joosep Vahtras

Compliance Advisory Lead,

Chainalysis Inc.


A Digital Transformation leader in Banking and Financial sector with over 30 years of experience working for IBM, Fujitsu, Alrajhi, Alinma and Albilad Bank.

Dr. Ahmed Elsayed

Head of Digital Delivery,

Bank Albilad

Saudi Arabia

Currently advising various companies on IR, and servicing multiple corporate boards including Chairman of Razeen Capital, Managing Director of Optemize Networks, Rayan is a founding member and chairman of the Saudi chapter of the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) in addition to being a main MEIRA board member.

Rayan Al-Karawi


Razeen Capital

Saudi Arabia

Named by Khaleej Times “Digibank 2020” as one of the top banking influencers in the Middle East for transformation of digital banking industry, Anjum spent the last 12 years in the GCC region innovating transaction banking, focusing on structured trade products and implementing digital solutions through latest technologies.

Anjum Mirza

Head Trade Finance,

Global Transaction banking

Saudi Arabia

With an impressive career of almost 20 years in the financial sector, Mehdi’s expertise roots back in the trading floors of London, Paris and Dubai, working with global powerhouses such as Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, and Credit Agricole Calyon.

Mehdi Fichtali

Chief Executive Officer,



A neuroscience researcher turned venture capitalist, Emon is the founder & CEO of Blossom Accelerator; Saudi’s first female-focused & tech-inclusion accelerator. A Venture Partner at Oryx Fund Hambro Perks. She serves as an advisory board member at Oqal; Saudi’s largest angel investment group.

Emon Shakoor

Founder & CEO,

Blossom Accelerator

Saudi Arabia

A seasoned professional with over 25 years of proven experience in global as well as regional banks in Transaction Banking, International Trade & Supply Chain Finance including Islamic structures, Payments & Cash Management, Fintech solutions, and Corporate Digital Transformation.

Wasif Hasan

Senior Director Global Trade and Supply Chain,

Al Rahji Bank

Saudi Arabia

Faisal Alshibl has over nine years of experience in alternative investments and private placements with global practices in the UK, USA and GCC. Prior to joining UBS in April 2020, Faisal operated in Dubai as an executive manager spearheading business development for Bank of London and the Middle East.

Faisal Alshibl


UBS Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Before co-founding Quona, Ganesh led Accion Frontier Investments’ work in India. Prior to his time with Accion, Ganesh was a General Partner of Lok Capital, a venture growth fund. Ganesh previously served as the Asia Director for Unitus Inc., a global organization investing in sustainable solutions for financial inclusion.

Ganesh Rengaswamy

Managing Partner,

Quona Capital


Preekshit Gupta is a business & technology executive with nearly two decades of industry experience providing strategic vision & leadership to both large Fortune 500 companies & early-stage start-ups to take them into next level of growth & profitability.

Preekshit Gupta

Regional Vice President for APAC & MEA,

Bureau Inc


Nasreen has been at the forefront of legal innovation and societal development in KSA. She founded and developed KnowYourRights, a leading and unique mobile application in KSA, aimed at empowering Saudi women and helping them understand their rights.

Nasreen Al Issa

Founder Fintech Buddy Saudi Arabia, Founder The Law Firm of Nasreen Al Issa,

Saudi Arabia

Part of the Senior Management team at Gulf International Bank Capital, experienced in Investment Risk, Market Risk, Operations Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Business Continuity Management, and Risk Management annual Regulatory Reporting such as ICAAP and Pillar III.

Faisal Alruhaymi

Head of Risk Management,

GIB Capital

Saudi Arabia

Fatmah is the first Arab lady professor of modern ai, researcher of AI Arabic language recognition algorithm, and the author of AI book in Arabic. Amongst many other local and global awards recognitions, she has her name on the memorial of University of Huddersfield building UK.

Fatmah Baothman


ai4ia Tech

Saudi Arabia

Abdulkarim Zrik

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer,


Saudi Arabia

An experienced leader, consultant, and systems specialist with over 15 years of Technical and Business experience. Extensive background in Governance, Cybersecurity, Information Technology Controls and Methodologies, Business Process Re-engineering, Global Project Management, Risk Assessments, and Solutions Implementations.


Wael Fattouh

Chief Information Security Officer,

Al Jazira Bank

Saudi Arabia

Sam Katiela is driven by excitement, challenges and curiosity. Precise small steps that lead to major accomplishment is his principle of working. Locating himself in the center of what’s happening around him gives him the perfect understanding of the next move to make.


Sam Katiela

Chairman of the Board,

Crypto Valley Partners


A graduate in the Cyber Security field from one of the top universities in the United States, The George Washington University Masters degree program. Abdullah's passion for Cyber Security drives him to educate himself every day to better keep an organization or governmental agency up to date and safe as possible.

Eng. Abdullah Biary

Chief Information Security Officer,

United Cooperative Assurance

Saudi Arabia

As an entrepreneur selection and growth associate at Endeavor, Kholoud had the opportunity to meet more than 100 entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia to help them through the endeavor process where he addresses their challenges and connect them to mentors from their field from 40 countries.

Kholoud Al-Harbi

Entrepreneur Selection, & Growth and Research Insight Associate,

Endeavor Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Amal is an early-stage investor who believes in value add investment to support the founders. Throughout her career, Amal gained a diversified range of experience in management and marketing-related roles, particularly in education and consultancy.

Amal Dokhan

General Partner,

500 Global

Saudi Arabia

Ashar is the CEO at Aion digital and partner at EY Consulting and the Global Head of Islamic Banking practice. In 2017, he partnered with select institutional investors in KSA, UAE, and Bahrain to launch Aion Digital.

Ashar Nazim

Group CEO,

Aion Digital

Saudi Arabia

Aamir is Group Chief Product Officer of Aion Digital. Formerly, he was the Global Business Transformations Leader at NCR Corporation

Aamir Janjua

Group Chief Product Officer,

Saudi Arabia