Alain Godard is Chairman and Managing Director of the European Fund for Digital Sovereignty, the "Tech Champion initiative". This pan-European initiative, approved in February 2022 by European Ministers of Economy and Finance, aims to finance future tech champions in Europe

Alain Godard

Chairman & Managing Director,

European Digital Sovereignty Fund


Fadi Ghandour is the Executive Chairman of Wamda Group, a platform that invests, nurtures and builds entrepreneurship eco-systems across the Middle East and North Africa. Fadi was also the co-founder of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics companies based in Dubai.

Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman,


United Arab Emirates

With over 25 years in business technology, Mr. Aiedh M. Al-Zahrani has been a driving force in banking. Formerly Riyad Bank's CIO, he now excels as the Chief Operating Officer of Arab National Bank in Saudi Arabia, where he continues to shape the industry with visionary leadership.

Aiedh Al-Zahrani

Chief Operating Officer,

Arab National Bank

Saudi Arabia

Jessica Renier leads technological development and policy on artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital identity, digital assets and Central Bank Digital Currency, payments innovation, data management, cloud technologies, and quantum computing.

Jessica Renier

Managing Director, Digital Finance,

Institute of International Finance

United States

Dr. Wissam Fattouh has excellent knowledge and expertise in Arab and International banking and financial sectors, acquired from over 30 years of experience in this domain.

Dr Wissam Fattouh

Secretary General,

Union Of Arab Banks


For 15 years Hubertus is Managing Director of Frankfurt Main Finance and the spokesperson for the Financial Center of Frankfurt. He has led his Communication Agency NewMark for 27 years. Over these years he´s been a serial entrepreneur and invested early in several leading FinTechs.

Hubertus Väth

Managing Director,

Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.


Bryan is a global leader in future of finance strategies and risk management solutions, leveraging more than 35 years of experience in both public and private sectors in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Bryan Stirewalt

Senior Managing Director,


United States

Monica Brand Engel is the co-founding Managing Partner of Quona Capital, she is a wife and mother of twins as well as an investor and entrepreneur, who has launched funds and products aimed at broadening financial inclusion globally.

Monica Brand Engel

Managing Partner,

Quona Capital

United States

As a Partner at Oliver Wyman, Mustafa Domanic’s recent projects include building advanced data and analytics capabilities for banks, developing finance and risk capabilities at public institutions, and improving governance and regulation of the financial markets with key financial regulators.

Mustafa Domanic


Oliver Wyman

United Arab Emirates

Jonathan has been at the leading edge of the financial services industry for the last 29 years across the Asia Pacific region and globally.

Jonathan Larsen

Chief Executive Officer,

PingAn Global Voyager Fund


Jonathan is the founding partner of Antler MENAP. He has a proven track record of successfully building ventures across diverse markets. Before Antler, Jonathan founded Smileneo, a direct-to-consumer health tech business in the MENA region, which was acquired in 2023. He also served as the Co-CEO of Daraz, the leading online marketplace in South Asia, acquired by Alibaba in 2018. Additionally, Jonathan held the position of Managing Director at Jumia, the leading online marketplace in Africa that went public on the NYSE in 2019.

Dr Jonathan Doerr 



United Arab Emirates

William is Managing Director of Orbit Startups, the first and longest-running startup program in Asia and General Partner of SOSV the 4th most active venture capital investor in the world and 5th in Asia/rest of the world (2021, TechCrunch) with US$1.5bn in assets under management.

William Bao Bean

Managing Director,

Orbit Startups

United States

Saqr Ereiqat is the Co-Founder of Crypto Oasis which is the fastest-growing ecosystem in the world where he is constantly working on developing and maintaining the company's vision, mission statement, and strategic plan.

Saqr Ereiqat


Crypto Oasis

United Arab Emirates

Suren has over 20 years' experience working in Financial Services, advising the C-Suite and Boards at Tier 1 global banks on strategy, product development and innovation.

Suren Siva

Managing Director,

Credit Suisse

United Kingdom

Eynat Guez is a leading expert and entrepreneur in global payroll, payments, and global workforce management with over 20 years of experience. As co-founder and CEO of Papaya Global ($3.7B valuation), her focus is on fixing technology gaps in payroll for enterprise companies with growing global workforces.

Eynat Guez

CEO and Co-Founder,

Papaya Global


Wees Abraham

Managing Partner,

Elēkrŏn Ventures

Saudi Arabia

Hassan Mahbub

Director, Fintech,


United Arab Emirates

Stefan Kimmel is the CEO at M2, leading the company's mission to establish a world-class global digital currency investment platform. With over 25 years of experience in finance, fintech and digital innovation, Stefan has a proven track record of delivering products and services to his clients. He specializes in leveraging digital products to optimize the delivery of financial solutions, ensuring optional outcomes for his clients.

Stefan Kimmel

Chief Executive Officers,


United Arab Emirates

Mirna Sleiman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer,

Fintech Galaxy

United Arab Emirates

Laetitia Moncarz

Global Head of Payments,

Papaya Global


Issa Nasser Al Issa

Chief of Business Development,

Wamid (Tadawul - Saudi Exchange)

Saudi Arabia

Essam Al Bakir


Ejada capital

Saudi Arabia

Arjun is a Partner with Arthur D. Little's Global Financial Service Practice and is based in the UAE. His areas of focus is Fintech and Digital Assets.


Arjun Vir Singh


Arthur D. Little

United Arab Emirates