On-demand commerce and omni-channel retail are transforming the way consumers make purchases. The ArabNet Digital Summit will explore the emerging trends and opportunities in e-commerce, e-retail and payments in MENA. It will also dive into the digital transformations taking place in the banking sector, and the fintech innovations that are changing the financial services industry.
Digital Banking Innovation in MENA New Trends in Fintech MENA eCommerce in the Post-Amazon Era
Best Practices for Omni-channel Commerce The State of eCommerce
Abdul Haseeb Basit
Chief Financial Officer, Innovate Finance
Working with a number of Innovate Finance strategic partners - representing the UK’s global FinTech community, with members including some of the world’s leading global corporations - and well versed in Islamic Finance while supporting the potential for FinTech to drive the Islamic Finance sector forward.
Alpesh Doshi
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Globally renowned leader helping organisations digitally transform, and innovator at Fintricity, a UK technology consultancy and SAP awardee at the forefront of big data, technology and digital transformation for over 15 years.
Faisal Khan
Banking & Payments Consultant + FinTech Scout for VCs/PE
Crypto-currency evangelist and solutions architect, with a forte in Cross-Border Money Transfers, and a series of awards including #1 Fintech blog to follow, “Fintech Asia 100” people shaping finance across Asia, and Quora top writer for 5 years in a row.
Hani Saif
Chief Information Officer, United Electronics Co. – eXtra
Matthew Gardiner
Founder, CatchLondon
With Catch London clients including Alibaba, Tencent, Google, Blockchain and Techstars, and substantial networks in the UK, US, APAC and MENA, his career also features mentorship at FinTech accelerators in London, New York and Hong Kong.
Rasool Hujair
Chief Executive Officer, Najm
CEO of Najm, the financial products and services arm of Majid Al Futtaim since 2007, with years of experience in the cards and payments industry, including the role of Regional Director for Gulf countries at American Express, and CEO at AFS and Euronet Middle East.
Ronit Ghose
Managing Director, Global Banks Sector Head, Citi Research
Covering banks in Europe, the Middle East and North America since 1997, and lead author of Citi's global fintech research GPS reports, with a background that includes the British Bankers’ Association and research for the former UK Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
Ajlan Gun
Vice President of Digital Commerce, Al Tayer Group
Craig Moore
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beehive
Jayash Patel
Head of Liv, Emirates NBD
Naveed Minhas
Banking Industry Leader MEA and Turkey, Global Business Services, IBM
Disruption, Digital, Fintech's and Cognitive are Boardroom discussions for all Banks today as transformational priorities. Naveed's practice leads C level dialogue and execution in each of these domains focused on partnership led models of collaboration driving top and bottom line outcomes.
Rizwan Rajpoot
Managing Director – Digital Retailing, Al Futtaim
Tariq Al Asiri
Co-Founder, Argaam
Aaron Oliver
Head of Digital Commerce - Middle East and Africa Lead, Mastercard
Responsible for the development and execution of MasterCard’s regional Digital Commerce commercial strategy, with over 10 years of experience in the payment solutions and services industry across the Asia Pacific and MEA region, including Visa, Fundamo Asia, HSL Consulting and Utiba.
Darren Taylor
Chief Design Officer, CLEARLY
Seasoned design thinker and problem solver - with over 15 years within financial services - combining digital capability with human-centered design to transform customer experience. Background includes leading digital innovation at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and VP at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
Mona Ataya
Chief Executive Officer, Mumzworld
Muhammad Arrabi
Chief Executive Officer, ecommerce SEA
Omar Hashem
Executive Vice President and Head, Digital Banking Division, The National Commercial Bank
Ulugbek Yuldashev
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, awok.com
Zahir Khoja
Senior Vice President, Global Acceptance Product Development and Innovation, MasterCard
Maya Hojeij
Chief Editor-Presenter, Dubai TV
Tony Graham
Managing Director, Experience Training

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