Thirteen banking and neo banking leaders and regulators, along with two regional executives from Mambu enthusiastically shared their thoughts, experiences and talking points around the main topic of Neo Banks in the Middle East. Key features in the discussions included arguments for a launching a digital bank and the rise of Greenfield banks in the Middle East and what it means for the traditional players. Understanding the nuances of launching a digital bank in the Middle East was an important part of the debate, as was understanding the technology, infrastructure and building blocks needed to launch a Neo Bank.
Participating at the event were Robert Webb, SVP Core Customer Technology from FAB – First Abu Dhabi Bank, Devid Jegerson, EVP Head of customer experience, NBF – National Bank of Fujairah, Stefan Kimmel, COO, Commercial Bank of Dubai, CBD, Amit Malhotra, General Manager, Personal Banking Group, CBD – Commercial Bank of Dubai, , Sonny Zulu, Managing Director for Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Olivier Crespin, CEO, Zand, Viji Varghese, SVP, Head of Global Payments and Clearing I-Payment Operations, Mashreq, Saad Ansari, CEO, Xpence, Mohamad El-Khalil, Director and Head of Banking Supervision, DFSA – Dubai Financial Services Authority, Salim Awan, Managing Director, Institutional Payments Solutions, Magnati , Neale Foy, CTO, Apex, Daniel Robinson, Head of Wealth & Personal Banking, HSBC and Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, Head of Markets, Digital Assets & Institutions, VC/FinTech, ADGM – Abu Dhabi Global Markets, Miljan Stamenkovic, General Manager, MENA, Mambu and Manzar Zaidi, Senior Account Executive, Mambu
This special occasion was replete with lively and informative exchanges and was enjoyed by all participants. You can soon find it comprehensively covered in the November 2021 magazine issue MEA Finance magazine and on the MEA Finance website- www.mea-finance.com