Saudi Arabia

Leading the new era of financial inclusion through sustainable Innovation
Event Overview


Saudi Arabia has seen robust development in the FinTech industry during the 2020/2021 period, the sector has matured rapidly and the number of FinTech companies operating in the kingdom have risen by 37%, with an investment exceeding SAR 1.3bn (USD 347m). According to Fintech Saudi’s National Fintech Adoption Survey, Fintech transaction values have jumped by more than 18 percent between 2017 and 2019 year-on-year, reaching over $20 billion in 2019 and expected to surpass $33 billion in 2023.

The need for digitization and wide spread technology implementation across financial services has become imperative as the country emerges from the challenges of a Global pandemic, and this has directly influenced the growth of the FinTech industry in the Kingdom. For the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, developing a digital economy, and enabling financial intermediaries to support a growing private sector though financial inclusion has been central to their Vision 2030 initiative as included in the financial sector development program (FSDP).

The exclusive hybrid Saudi Future of FinTech, will pave the way for disruption in the financial technology space in the region & unravel the potential of transforming financial services, which will eventually shape business models, enterprises, customer experience and herald a strong digital economy.

Nispana Global Future of Fintech
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Why Attend #FOF2023?

  • Learn from innovators and thought leaders covering the latest thinking on disruptive ideas from across the fintech ecosystem
  • Discover the best-in-class innovative solutions and service providers that are shaping financial services
  • Connect with trailblazing startups and entrepreneurs who are leading digital transformation
  • Build relationships with potential strategic partners, investors and challenger banks at the cutting edge of fintech
  • Network with financial services leaders to share best-practice, collaborate and grow valuable partnerships across the fintech sector
  • Being the first to hear about breaking business news, product launches and exclusive industry announcements
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Mr. Renier Lemmens

Group CEO

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Mr. Abdullah Alshowaier

Chief Business Officer

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Mr. Rateesh Upendran

Head of Digital Technology
Banque Saudi Fransi

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Mr. Aamir Janjua

Group Chief Product Officer

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Mr. Nameer Khan

Mena Fintech Association UAE

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Mirna Sleiman

Founder & CEO
Fintech Galaxy UAE

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Executive Board Member
Capital Markets Authority

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Ms. Rasha Negm

Head of Fintech & Innovation
Central Bank of Egypt

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Mr. Ganesh Rengaswamy

Managing Partner

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Ms. Samar Refaat, ACII

Head of Fintech and startup partnerships
Societe Arabe Internationale de Banque (saib)

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MR. Hussein Shafik Bahgat

Global Head Special Engagements - CISO - TPSR , Fintech , Ventures and Partnerships Standard Chartered Bank

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MR. Adel Bhurtun

CEO & Founder
Traders Brawl

Who Will Attend?

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Central Banks
  • Regulatory Government bodies
  • Capital Markets Compliance bodies
  • Retail Banking
  • Financial Services firms
  • Insurance companies
  • VC funds
  • Investment and Holding firms
  • Stock Market Authorities
  • Financial Consulting Agencies
  • FinTech Entrepreneurs
  • FinTech Companies
  • Emerging Tech Companies
  • Academic Institutions
  • Media

Attending Profiles

  • CTO/ CIO/CDO – Banking, financial institutions
  • CIO – Retail banking, Insurance and Corp finance, Wholesale Banking
  • Head – Payments & remittances
  • Business Process Leads
  • VP – Digital Innovation
  • Sr. VP – Digital Banking
  • Head – Digital transformation
  • Head – Mobile & Digital Banking
  • CSO – Banking and Finance
  • IT Leads
  • Chief Strategy Officers
  • Product Design Heads – Banks, Insurance and Finance
  • M & A heads
  • M.D,CEO, CMO, Business heads – VCs, Hedge Funds, Private Equity


  • H.E. Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah bin Abdullatif Almubarak
    Chairman & Governor, Saudi Central Bank
  • H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Elkuwaiz
    Chairman of the Board of the Capital Market Authority
  • H.E. Dr. Ali Al-Khouri
    Chairman, Arab Federation for Digital Economy
  • Mr. Ziad Bander Alyousef
    Deputy Governor for Development and Technology, Saudi Central Bank
  • Mr. Faisal Al Shareef
    CEO, FSDP, Ministry of Finance
  • Mr. Mohammed Almutlaq
    Director, Financial Sector Development Department, SCB
  • Mr. Nezar Alhaidar
    Director, Fintech Saudi
  • Dr. Abdulrahman Aljadhai
    CEO, Elm
  • Dr. Nabeel Koshak
    CEO & board member at SVC
  • Ms. Raja Al Mazrouei
    Executive Vice President, DIFC FinTech Hive, UAE
  • Ms. Deemah AlYahya
    Secretary General of Digital Cooperation Organization
  • Mr. Khalid Dannish
    Chief Executive Officer, FinTech Bay, Bahrain
  • Ms. Mirna Sleiman
    Founder & CEO, Fintech Galaxy, UAE
  • Mr. Ehab Al-Bakri
    Head Of Global Transaction Banking, Riyad Bank
  • Mr. Abdulaziz Aldahmash
    Head of Digital Banking and Payments, SABB
  • Mr. Jeremy Balkin
    Managing Director, Global Head of FinTech and Innovation at JP Morgan, USA
  • Mr. Makoto Shibata
    Head of FINOLAB, Chief Community Officer, FINOLAB Inc., Tokyo
  • Mr. Luis Valdich
    Managing Director, Fintech Investing at Citi Ventures, USA
  • Mr. Olivier Crespin
    CEO & Co-Founder – Zand Digital Bank
  • Mr. Rami Al Karmi
    Chief Innovation Officer, Jordan Ahli Bank, Jordan
  • Mr. Mark McNulty
    Managing Director & Head of Payments and Receivables EMEA at Citi
  • Mr. Ashish Chauhan
    MD & CEO, BSE, India
  • Mr. Tarek Amin
    Chief Digital Products Officer, Entrepreneur, Investor
  • Ms. Annerie Vreugdenhil
    Head of ING Neo / Chief Innovation Officer at ING, Netherlands
  • Ms. Annerie Vreugdenhil
    Head of ING Neo / Chief Innovation Officer at ING, Netherlands
  • Mr. Vitalik Buterin
    Ethereum , Founder, Ethereum Foundation
  • Mr. Kartik Taneja
    Executive Vice President - Head of Payments, Mashreq Bank
  • Mr. Alexandre Kech
    Director Blockchain & Digital Assets, Citi Ventures
  • Mr. Ehab Al-Bakri
    Head Of Global Transaction Banking, Riyad Bank
  • Mr. Jamie Broadbent
    Head of Digital & Innovation at RBS International




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Event Schedule plan

Conference Schedule.

 Session 1 - Saudi Arabia FinTech Landscape
 Session 2 - Emerging Tech in FinTech
 Sub Session – FinTech in Lending & Financing
 Sub Session – FinTech for Payments
 Sub Session – FinTech for SMEs
 End of Day One
 Session 3 – The Future of Money
 Session Four: Building a Financially Inclusive Ecosystem
 Parallel Sessions: Workshop & Masterclass – FinTech for Capital Markets, Insurance & Regulations
 Parallel Sessions

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