Bringing Together the Who’s Who of Digital!
ArabNet Riyadh 2016 brings you the “behind-the-scene” initiators of change from across the world.
Over 80 speakers will join us this year as we pave the way for the latest in digital.
Alexander graduated from the Moscow State Aviation Technological University and the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation. From 2008 to 2011, he worked at the ASCON group. Alexander joined the team at Yandex.Money in 2011, where he led the department on payment business development, worked to expand the service's network of payment agents, launched multiple card acquiring projects, and partnered with leading banks and money transfer systems to release joint products. Alexander also played a key role in the creation of Yandex Payment Solution, a service specifically designed to enable online stores to accept payments via all the most popular methods --- from bank cards to mobile phone accounts. Today, Yandex Payment Solution is in use by over 75,000 online platforms including Apple iTunes, Skype, Nintendo etc. Currently, Alexander heads up the Sales and Commerce Department, where he is in charge of the strategy and development of the B2B side of Yandex.Money's business.
Emre Ekmekçi is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Hepsiburada.com, Turkey’s leading multi-category e-commerce platform. Previously he served as the President, Business Development at Doğan Online Group Companies. Founded in 1999, Doğan Online Group consists of the leading e-commerce and betting businesses in Turkey with brands such as HepsiBurada.com, Nesine.com, Evmanya.com and 6cadde.com. His team is tasked with new venture identification and continuous improvement within the group. Prior to Doğan Online, in partnership with European Founders Fund and Rocket Internet, Emre pioneered the daily deal business in Turkey, by launching Groupon's Turkish operations and its local Turkish brand Sehirfirsati.com, making it a market leader company in less than 18 months. Emre has global experience in Interactive Marketing having served for 8 years at a leading full-service agency in Los Angeles, California with focus on global business development and has worked on location in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London and Paris. Emre has an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School in New York and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Southern California. A native of Adana, Emre is also a proud alumni of Tarsus American High School.Twitter:@eekmekci
Scott Lamb is responsible for the international growth and expansion of BuzzFeed. Scott joined the company in 2007 as a senior editor, became managing editor in 2009 and was promoted to editorial director in 2012, where he created the Web's most engaging and shareable content. Scott is the originator of the popular Disaster Girl meme and in 2011, Gizmodo named him one of the Internet's "Most Viral People. He's written for Details, LA Weekly, and other publications. He was a recipient of a Fulbright for journalism in 2005.Twitter:@scottlamb
Kyrgyz entrepreneur Ulugbek Yuldashev is the founder and CEO of AWOK.com, one of the leading online retail platforms in the UAE, offering over 50,000 products across 30+ categories, and employs close to 500 people. Yuldashev started his first company when he was 19 - a retail and wholesale business in Kyrgyzstan named “Domashniy” (Russian for home center). He then moved to Dubai and in 2008 established the wholesale company Gulf Alabel Technologies LLC, followed by Alifco LLC, before entering ecommerce with ALIFCA DMCC as the parent company of AWOK.com.