Innovation in uncertainty: New business models to future proof banks | A roundtable discussion

Join us and key industry leaders for an exclusive roundtable session to discuss these key concerns for the regions’ Banks and Financial Services providers in partnership with MAMBU on the 6th of October 2022, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Dubai.

We are entering a time of economic uncertainty with rising inflation, supply chain constraints, hawkish central banks and geo-political tensions, to name just some of the issues to face. While many businesses handle great stress, others will benefit from the challenges. However, this period of resetting for the global economy could provide a window of opportunity for banks in the GCC and Middle East, bringing benefits to incumbents including new technologies and ways to work, cost and operational efficiencies, new customer segments and access to new talent pools.

Discussion points will be led by:

  • Grant Niven, Head of Group Digital, Banque Saudi Fransi
  • David Henry, Chief Operating Officer, Nomo
  • Manav Daryanani, Principal, Advisory, Mambu
  • Miljan Stamenkovic, General Manager MENA, Mambu

Panelists include:

  • Hosam Arab, Co-Founder & CEO, Tabby
  • Pratikk Dalal, Chief Financial Officer, Al Maryah Community Bank
  • Barbara Biro, Head of Digital Ecosystem, RAKBANK
  • Olivier Crespin, CEO, Zand
  • Devid Jegerson, Head of Customer Experience and Platform Development, National Bank of Fujairah
  • Fraser Brown, Executive Director – Authorisation, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Neale Croutear-Foy Crouter-Foy, CTO, Securrency
  • Mohammed Elkhalil, Director of Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority
  • Tommaso Leodari, Chief Investment Officer, Index & Cie (DIFC)
  • Mohamed Assem, MSc, CBAP , CTO, valU
  • MUHAMMED ALNUWAISER, Head of UAE & DIFC, The Saudi National Bank - SNB
  • Anas Mohammed Zaidan, Founder & Managing Director, YAP

Register your interest now!


  • 09:30 Registration & Networking
  • 10:15 Welcome address: Miljan Stamenkovic, General Manager MENA, Mambu
  • 10:20 Panel Discussion led by David Henry (Nomo), Grant Niven (Banque Saudi Fransi) and Manav Daryanani(Mambu):
    • Our world today: shifting macro environment, evolving customer demands and competitive threats
    • New business models to explore:
      • Speedboats: journey, learnings and benefits from new digital banking spinoffs
      • Banking-as-a-Service: opportunities for BaaS and embedded finance in the region
      • Ecosystems and Super Apps: re-thinking financial platforms for the future
  • 12:45 Lunch

* * Refreshments, coffee, and tea will be served at 11.30am
** ** Participation is by invitation only and there is NO COST associated to attend this event.


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