Regional Head MENA Sam Achampong

Sam is a procurement professional with extensive experience in Procurement and Supply Chain management across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He has held Senior Procurement and Strategic Sourcing roles for organisations such as Majid Al Futtaim, Abu Dhabi Municipality and Nakheel in the Middle East; MTN across Africa; and Land Securities in the UK.

An active member of the procurement fraternity in the MENA region, Sam is Regional Director of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) for the Middle East & North Africa Region.He holds a Masters Degree in International Procurement from the University of Glamorgan (Wales)‎, MSc in Facilities Management from the University of Westminster (England) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.He is a regular speaker at industry events and an advocate for professional standards in procurement and supply management.

Partner | Riyadh, DubaiKarim Fawaz

Karim specialises in corporate commercial work with focus on Technology and Corporate Finance. This includes regulatory, investments and digital transformation projects for public and private sectors. Karim has worked as legal director at one of the largest international law firms in the Middle East where he drove the CorpTech practice which focuses on corporate and commercial work for clients in technology, communications and finance. Karim had formerly worked as Corporate Counsel at Cisco Systems and Cisco Capital, where he led the Enterprise and Public Sector legal team in MEA and advised on several major projects in technology and technology finance. Karim had also worked as an associate at Levant Law Practice in Riyadh where he provided various legal services for several leading insurance and financial services companies in Saudi Arabia.

Karim is known for his commercial savvy and readiness to understand the practicalities of any business he advises on. Moreover, Karim has worked on constructing and delivering detailed compliance and ethics training for companies in various sectors.


President, Shared Services, RPA and Intelligent Automation Committee DFCGArmond Angeli


Mr. Angeli is President of DFCG’s committee on Shared Services, RPA and Intelligent Automation. As such, he has chaired more than 300 finance think tank discussions on such issues, mostly as part of DFCG, which is a network of French CFOs.

Deputy CEO Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank Daniel Gould

As a former executive director at Goldman Sachs and now at the vanguard of FinTech, Daniel Gould brings a multifaceted perspective on digital banking transformation along with hands on experience in launching and managing digital initiatives to drive growth.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Daniel worked at Morgan Stanley, where he oversaw equity derivatives and structured financing transactions. He co-created Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB) in 2018 and as Deputy CEO has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, operational execution and client results delivery for AGTB. Over the past year, he has focused on future proofing AGTB through the successful development of a strategic ecosystem of complementary partnerships and alliances.


Director of Vision 2030 Mutaz A Ghuni

Director of Vision 2030 realization in the National Digitization Unit. Founded and worked in several local and international fintech and e-commerce companies.

Managing Director, South Asia & MENA, RippleNavin Gupta

Navin has extensive experience in global transaction banking, payments and cash management, and strategy planning following nearly two decades working for HSBC and Citigroup across the U.S., Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and India. During his tenure as Head of Payments and Cash Management for HSBC Japan, the business was transformed and voted the #1 Cash Management Bank in Japan by Euromoney. He was also a chief architect of HSBC’s global initiative on Working Capital and Liquidity Management and in 2008 was recognized as one of “The 50 Most Promising Young Leaders” in Asia-Pac by The Asian Banker. Prior to joining HSBC, Navin worked at Citigroup in San Francisco as a global relationship manager for technology, media and telecommunications clients. He joined Citigroup as a management associate shortly after graduating from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Navin is a former board member of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Navin currently lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children, and is an Art of Living teacher.


Group Chief Digital Officer, GIBAndreas Skopal

Andreas is responsible for GIB’s digital value propositions, practices and organization as well as the innovation agenda across the Group, ensuring that GIB maximizes the opportunities that digital presents. He has responsibility for transforming the digital

landscape across the Bank, including growing the business across multiple digital channels.

Prior to joining GIB, Andreas was an equity Partner with Ernst & Young, responsible for Digital, Analytics, Cyber and Innovation (DACI) for the Financial Services Industry. He also led Digital and Customer business lines for PwC Consulting across Southeast

Asia markets and Senior Director for ASEANZ Consulting for almost 12 years. He started his career in Group Strategy for ANZ Banking Group Ltd.

CTO – IGINasser Zagha

Nasser Zagha brings over 22 years in global Financial Services and Technology background along with proven business acumen. He has spearheaded technology initiatives in advanced cutting-edge areas such as; enterprise digital transformation, Business Process Management, Mobility, Robotics, Financial ERP, CRM, EDMS implementations, Web Services, Open Banking Platforms / Banking as a platform, Project Management, IT management, Architecture design, ITIL, Software Quality, Performance and Automation.


Business Development Manager Bilal Adeeb

Chairman and CEO of BMG Financial Group Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini

Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini is the Chairman and CEO of BMG Financial Group (“BMG”). Previously, he was Managing Director at The International Investor, London, UK, and prior to that, he was with the Investment Management Division of The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah and London.

Since BMG’s inception, Al-Ghalayini has been the team leader for equity and debt capital market transactions such as Rights Issues, IPOs and Private Placements, as well as leading a Government mandated assignment for the comprehensive review of the insurance sector in order to arrive at a set of recommendations for the sector’s eventual consolidation. He is also a frequent participant in official business delegations representing the private sector of KSA.


Head of Products R&D – Retail BankingHazem Alrashed

Hazem Alrashed is currently Head of Products Research & Development department at Alinma Bank, responsible for leading and facilitating the development of new retail banking products and services. He is also managing innovation and digitalization initiatives. Prior to that he held a position of Business Applications Architect in Alinma Bank.

Chief Executive Officer of AlRaedah Finance Paul Melotto

Mr. Paul Melotto, Chief Executive Officer of AlRaedah Finance has a track record of more than 20 years of financial industry success, locally and internationally. Prior to joining Alraedah Finance 5 years ago he was Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Gulf Finance & founding member of the management team of one of the most successful Home Finance companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to his post in Saudi Arabia Mr. Melotto began his career with MortgageIT, which grew to a Top 10 Mortgage Company in the United States with over 56 branch offices, more than 3,000 employees and annual origination volume in excess of USD 30 billion, annually. While at MortgageIT Mr. Melotto was an integral part of the management team that brought MortgageIT Holdings to a successful IPO in 2004 on the NYSE and subsequent sale of the Company to Deutsche Bank in 2007 at the time of sale, Mr. Melotto was the SVP of Finance. Two years following the sale Mr. Melotto held various positions at Deutsche Bank in the Global Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Group focused on the US, European and MENA regions


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