Alex SEA
Founder & Director chez AFRICA FINTECH FORUM

Africa IvoryCoast Africa Fintech Forum (AFF) is the Africa leading non profit fintech organization that strives to pave Africa fintech industry development. AFF supports ecosystem development and facilitates inclusive collaboration among fintech players. AFF has initiated or supported national fintech associations’ creation in West, North, Central and North Africa, and launched more initiatives. It provides and disseminates insights to understand the fintech market and develop knowledge through Africa Fintech chair, Francophone Africa fintech market mapping and barometer. With its partners, AFF delivrered 50+ workshops for 200 intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs in fintech launched fintech village to develop training and support for national fintech hub. It is developing collaboration with regulators, government agencies, financial hubs and technology parks to enhance ecosystem. Every year, AFF hosts the Africa Fintech Tour, a fintech journey across African countries and its flagship event the Africa Fintech Forum.

Dr.Oriol Caudevilla
FinTech Advisor || Management and Strategy Consultant || Researcher (Digital Banking and Finance, CBDCs, Blockchain, Crypto and M&A)

Consultant Asia CBCD FinTech Advisor || Management and Strategy Consultant || Researcher (Digital Banking and Finance, CBDCs, Blockchain, Crypto and M&A) Passionate about the Future of Banking and Finance, and a strong believer in digital transformation and artificial intelligence quickly becoming the top priority for those not wanting to be left behind as well as the best tool to create a more inclusive financial system. Graduated in Law (UAB), holding an MBA in Finance (IEB), a Diploma on Asian Finance (CUHK) Business School and a PhD on Hong Kong Real Estate Law and Economics (UAB). I regularly publish articles in several media, such as China Daily (both the Global and Hong Kong Edition), Macau Business and Challenger Insider. Previously, I worked as a business analyst at a Hong Kong publicly listed company (Yuxing InfoTech Investment Holdings). Presently, I work as a Management Consultant at a LegalTech company, AirHelp, acting as Advisor for a Hong Kong-based FinTech company, ixFintech, and conducting research on Blockchain Trade Finance at Qatar University. Current member of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) as well as FinTech Australia. Former visiting fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL, HKU), at the Centre for Chinese Law (CCL, HKU) and at the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED, CUHK). Main IT and Project Management Skills (acquired or training in them): Excel VBA, SQL, Python, SAP, SCRUM Master, PRINCE2, ITIL, SixSigma. Currently looking for opportunities to work with talented professionals on areas such as Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto, Banking and Finance, M&A, Business Planning and Strategy, Business Analysis, IT (Cybersecurity), Real Estate Law and Economics, Urbanism, International Politics, International Relations, Islamic Finance and Asian Studies. Link to my ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oriol_Caudevilla2 I am regularly featured/quoted in the media (Reuters, Forbes Middle East, South China Morning Post -SCMP-, Cointelegraph, AsianInvestor, China Daily, Macau Business...)

Malik Khan Kotadia
Co-Founder and Chairman Finnovation LABS

speaker Asia Asian Asean APAC Pacific 20 years' global experience as: - Digital Banking leader and -Disruptive tech entrepreneur, Advisor and thought leader. - 1.0 Avatar: Global digital banking and payments professional. -14 years at Citibank across various global roles. Last SVP- Global Digital Transformation at Citi till 2016, where we drove digital transformation and adoption across 42 countries. - Markets: EMEA, North America and LatAm, with in- depth APAC understanding. - Specialties: Innovation, Fintech, blockchain, E- Payments. - Roles: Digital transformation, Digital banking, Digital Marketing, E- Payments, Analytics and Big data. - Scope: Global as well as in-country. - Run billion dollar businesses with direct P and L responsibilities and large teams. -2.0 Avatar: Entrepreneur, FinTech mentor, keynote speaker, author and thought leader, community builder. Actively engaged in the FinTech/Blockchain/emerging tech ecosystem across APAC. -Mentor innovative start-ups and mid tier companies globally. - Advisor to progressive banks and Digital accelerators on their digitisation and Fintech roadmap. - Engaged with regulators, policy makers and multilateral agencies across markets on fintech and blockchain for social & financial inclusion. Passionate champion for inclusion and equitable societies. - Keynote speaker, panel moderator and Chairperson at marquee events globally. Have spoken at 100+ summits in 25 locations, having addressed over 25,000 professionals & business leaders. Themes: Digital Finance, FinTech, Blockchain, A.I and the 4th Industrial Revolution, IOT and Big Data, Digital Financial inclusion. - Acclaimed author with global audience: My first book- The New Ages- was successfully released to readers' acclaim (65 countries). 3 others are in the pipeline. - Passionate Digital community builder with a large global following. This community, built ground up, has half million followers across 70 countries, and had a BILLION impressions in 2015! Aim to leverage emerging tech for wellbeing.

Ahmed Oluwashola Odufuwa
Africa Fintech Foundry

Africa Nigeria Startup Mentor Ahmed is a vibrant, innovative Pan-African market leader building what is next in Technology after spending several years in the Banking, Fintech, and 4IR industry. He is vast in building and localizing customer-centric innovative payments and fintech products leveraging the gains of 4IR technologies to power Africa's development. Asides from implementing projects and managing digital products, Ahmed played a vital role as a senior payment consultant that aimed at getting MSMEs online before joining the global Africa Fintech Foundry. After receiving Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos, he proceeded to pursue his Master's in System Engineering from the same University. He developed a soft spot to study Business because of his interest in changing the business world positively; hence, he received Harvard Business Certification in global Business and sealed it with an Executive MBA from the Metropolitan School of Business, United Kingdom. Ahmed is very versatile, so he tried demystifying his career by making sure he made a positive impact in every necessary field, which made him strive to get a digital degree in DIGITAL MONEY from Digital finance institute and also pursue Project Management Certificate from Project Management Institute in the US. He is currently active in Nigeria as Artificial Intelligence Expert Mentor for Data Science Nigeria and StartUp Mentor at Mercy Corps, MicroMentor.org. He is the Director of Strategic Innovation and Venture Capital Partnership Afcfta Young Entrepreneurs Foundation. He is also into Advisory and Fund Raising for StartUps to gain enormous stamina to build a successful business amidst the unpleasant economy and insurmountable obstacles.

Dr.Safa Nassereldin
Vice President for Jerusalem at Alquds University

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Dr.Şebnem Özdemir
MIS Dept. President at Istinye UNV.

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Hani İDRİS
Executive Consultant, Banking and Financial Services

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Adewale Salami
CTO FirstBank Nigeria

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Görkem Çokçetin
Sr. Industry Digital Transformation Lead at Oracle, Senior Advisor at EFMA, Fintech Mentor

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Kemal Rizadi Arbi
Advisor (Capital Markets & Islamic Finance) | Investment Banker | An Actuary By Training

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Farrukh Habib
Co-Founder Alif Technologies (Dubai) & Shariah Experts (London)

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Dr. Babatunde Obrimah
Chief Operating Officer at FINTECH ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

nigeria ngo cxo coo afro africa fintech speaker Currently Chief Operating Officer of FinTech Association of Nigeria (FinTechNGR) and has responsibility for the day to day management of the association. An accomplished and multi-talented executive with substantial experience developing and leading banking, financial, project/program and administrative management. Skilled in managing all aspects of business, leading finance, and implementing best development strategies for operational excellence. Ability to provide leadership and direction for all corporate activities and staff members ensuring alignment with organizational mission, vision, strategic objectives, and annual performance targets. Skilled in leading end to end business change, from readiness and impact assessment to implementation of sustainable transformation and benefits realization. Highly Instrumental in developing new services and projects, including setting realistic and achievable goals and outcomes. A true leader able to influence revenue positive outcomes, establish/direct robust financial management capability, and formulate strategies to enable strong financial governance to mitigate risks and improve profitability. Successful in developing and motivating high performance teams to exceed challenging business objectives across a multitude of channels. Educational achievements include a D.B.A, M.B.A, B.Sc./M.Sc. Agronomy and certifications in Project Management (PMP & PRINCE2) and Life Coaching. I have attended various international and local programs on leadership, strategy, marketing, skills, risk management, amongst others. cxo-coo

Mohamed AlTajer
National Bank of Kuwait - Head of Marketing

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Dr.Shaher Abbas
Managing Director at IFIN Services (Islamic Finance Initiation Network)

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Ali AlMeshal
Head of Digital Business and Innovation at CrediMax

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İlhan Bağören
TELENITY CEO

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Alim Küçükpehlivan
BAŞARSOFT and MAPBIS CEO

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Raid Bader
Fincore CEO

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Ibrahim Housheya
Fincore Co-Founder & Entrepreneur

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Muhammad Irfan
CO-Founder and CEO at NEOCEPTUAL

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Resul Yeşilyurt
Procenne CEO
Fintech Cyber Security

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Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
President Malaysia Fintech NGO

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AHMET FARUK AYSAN
Professor&Program Coordinator Hamad Bin Khalifa Unv. QATAR

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Mohammed Al-Rashidi
Next Tech (Data, Blockchain (DeFi), AI and Robotics/IOT)

Blockchain kuwait gulf gcc mena arabic Mohammed is a Founder of Multiple ventures in Telcom, mContent, mHealth, mTourism, mEducation, mGovernment and Fintech. All his ventures are addressed under its Group One Global (Og), an idea Generation and incubation venture with business model adoption to the market needs and future growth. Og is a Multi Vertical markets digital inclusion platform. Mohammed as an aspiring entrepreneur with passion to mobilisation of lifestyle services. He acts as a transformer to the current infrastructure of verticals markets. Diversity and unity of Og Group makes it's mission towards its "One" Vision achievable in 2020 Mohammed, Founded Og Money (Formerly known as Payit), a mobile financial & Payment platform with strong presence in more than 12 countries cross GCC, Middle East,offering Payments, Merchant services, mPos, Mobile banking switch, Mobile Wallet and Money Transfer. Mohammed invented recently a patent in Fintech industry registered in US and other countries for performing a card presence Transaction on the cloud. Mohammed driven by his philosophy,which is: Performing a mission is always requires brains and machines, automation of resources and map of thinking to processes to be successful. Mohammed has two main goals out of his philosophy: - Streamlining operation processes cross the vertical markets. - Encouraging more innovation throughout the investment in earliest stage Tech companies. He also serves as a Board member in Many companies that are in the Tech Industry and New Telecom Technologies businesses. On June 2017, Mohammed Started with disrupting Og before others do by setting up an Innovation Lab for experimenting and simulating disrupting technologies such as Blockchain, cryptocurrency, Ultrasonic, IOT, ML, DL, AI and other confidential plans under platform Called Og X. With this lab Og can maintain sustainability and achieve its ONE vision. vendor cxo-ceo

Pedro Pinto Coelho
Chairman of the Portuguese FinTech and Insurtech Association

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Ali Hussein Kassim
Tech Executive, Advisor to Boards, Marketing & Technology

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Michelle Chivunga
Founder/Investor at Global Policy House

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Mohamed Roushdy
Experienced CIO | Fintech | Proptech | Blockchain Enthusiast

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Carlo Giugovaz
Entrepreneur and Innovation
Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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SORY TOURE
CEO DEXTERITY AFRICA
Ivory Coast, Africa

Africa Ivory Islamic Finance Fintech Sory Job Title Islamic Finance Specialist JobTitleFR Specialist de la Finance Islamique JobTitleSP JobTitleDE Company Attijariwafa Group Biography Sory Touré is a founder and currently heads the Dexterity Africa Firm. He specializes in Management, Strategy, Projects, Product Development, Digital and Technology, Marketing, Islamic Finance and Training. He advises financial institutions, firms and individuals in strategic choices and operationalization in the context of the development of their businesses in general and in the development of Islamic finance activities in particular Fintech and Islamic Fintech. In the field of Fintech, Touré is a founding member of Blockchain Côte d'Ivoire, an organization that promotes Blockchain technology. He is also a member of the Africa Fintech Forum Committee (one of the largest networks of Fintech in Africa). Touré Sory recently founded the Islamic Fintech Hub, which aims to offer Fintech solutions in the field of Islamic finance. BiographyFR Sory Touré est fondateur et dirige actellement le Cabinet Dexterity Africa. Il est spécialisé en Management, stratégie, projets, developpement de produits, digital et technologie, marketing, Finance Islamique et formation. Il conseille des institutions financières, cabinets et individus dans les choix stratégiques et opérationnalisation dans le cadre du développement de leurs entreprises en général et dans le développement des activités de la finance islamique en particulier Fintech et fintech islamique. Dans le domaine de la fintech, Touré est membre fondateur de Blockchain Côte d’Ivoire, une organisation qui fait la promotion de la technologie Blockchain. Il est aussi un membre du comité l’Africa Fintech Forum (L’un des plus grands reseau de la Fintech en Afrique). Touré Sory a fondé recemment l’Islamic Fintech Hub qui vise à proposer des solutions de Fintech dans le domaine de la finance islamique.

MUSTAFA KUĞU
FASTER COMMUNITY
Founder

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ZEHRA ÖNEY
WTECH PRESIDENT
Turkey, UAE

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Recep Erdoğan
FINCORE Managing Partner
Payment, Turkey

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Mohammed Kateeb
Path Solutions
Group Chairman&CEO

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FATIN ZADJALI
Islamic Finance CBFS
Oman, Gulf, MENA

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Ahmed Albalooshi
Fintech ICT Services
Bahrain, MENA, Gulf

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Mustapha I.Akinlaso
Phd.Islamic Finance INCEIF

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Umar Munshi
ETHIS GLOBAL CEO
Malaysia, Pacific

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