MENA Fintech Association

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Our Committees

Bridge – Fintech Marketing

Regtech

Open Finance

Shift – Payments

Bridge – Fintech Marketing

Regtech

Open Banking

Shift – Payments

Sustainable Fintech Alliance

Africa Committee

Digital Assets Working Group

Future of Finance

Policy and Regulations

Policy and Regulations

Policy and Regulations

Talent & Diversity

Recently Launched Committees

What’s In It For You

The Board

Nameer Khan

Chairman
MENA Fintech Association

Altaf Ahmed

Founding Board Member MFTA & Director – Digital Payments Etisalat

Gaurav Dhar

CEO – Marshall Equipment & Trading

Kokila Alagh

Founder – KARM Legal Consultants

Umair Hameed

Founding Board Member MFTA & Customer Transformation Lead – Microsoft

Nadia Benaissa

Paymentology Global Head of Marketing

Nihal Abughattas

Founding Board Member MFTA & Consultant – IFC Digilab Finance

Advisory Board

Najla Al Midfa

CEO
SHERAA

Richard Teng

Regional head of MENA
Binance

Salmaan Jaffery

Chief Business Officer
DIFC

Wai Lum Kwok

Senior Executive Director
ADGM

Mo Ali Yusuf

GM
Checkout.com

Bryan Zhang

Co Founder and Executive Director, CCAF

Hakan Eroglu

Global Open Banking Lead Mastercard

Akshay Chopra

Managing Partner at 237 Ventures | Advisory Board Member MFTA | Co-Chair of SHIFT: Payments Working Group

The Team

Nadia Benaissa

Paymentology
Global Head of Marketing

Federica Piazza

American Express

Masood Khan

YAP
CEO

Vaanathi Krishnan

M2P Fintech
Business Head

Christian Kunz

DIFC
Head of Group Strategy  & Innovation

Shyam Mohan

Mastercard
VP Fintech Product & Platform Strategy

Salahuddin Ghaznavi

Careem
Senior Director

Arnav Rath

GPS
Head of MENA

PK Shrivastava

Tarabut Gateway

Mehdi Tazi

Lean Technologies

Aparajita Bakshi

M2P Fintech

Kareem Refaay

LIBF

Raheel Iqbal

Codebase Technologies

Tom Romanski

Codebase Technologies
Brand & Communications Lead

Framroze Pochara

Venomex
COO

Amahle Mkhize

MFTA Intern

Karima Derbal

DIFC

Akshata Namjoshi

KARM Legal Consultants

Ashu Gupta

Lean Technologies

Imane Adel

Paymob
Executive Vice President of Strategy

Hadj Aissa Ichrak

Arthur D. Little
Senior Manager

Vishal S.

Binance
Director, MENA

Gihan Hyde

CommUnique
CEO & Founder

Muhammad Nana

Mastercard
Vice President: Fintech Partnerships

Hanane Sbai

Mastercard
Director Fintech & Digital Partners MENA EAST

Omar Mansur

Codebase Technologies
Co Founder

Philipp Pabst

Dubai Future District Fund
Senior Associate

Ihsan Al Hayek

DAPI
Co-founder

Helen Child

Open Banking Excellence
Founder

Tamer Al Mauge

Codebase Technologies
Managing Director

Ben Ruffels

Checkout.com
Global Head of Government and Industry Relations

Sailesh Malhotra

Geidea
General Manager, GCC

Renier Lemmens

Geidea 
CEO

Hannah Taylor

GPS
Head of Marketing

Constanza Fernandez

LIBF MENA
Regional Manager Senior, Marketing and Administration MENA

Imane Elmajdoubi

Director – Financial Services Industry
UAE at Microsoft

Hany al Deeb​

BPC
Managing Director for GCC and Iraq

Ronit Ghose​

Citi 
Future of Finance

Shaden Abdellatif

Director, Communications, Middle East, Africa & Asia, Binance

Bana Khalaf

MENA Comms Manager Binance

Warda Malik

Communications & Content
Lean Technologies

Mouna Sounni

Business Marketing Manager
DIFC

Andrea Prazakova

Senior Vice President Mastercard Foundry & ESG EEMEA

Rashida Hussain

Marketing & Events Specialist
BPC Technologies 

Katherine Foster

Executive Director
Green Digital Finance Alliance 

Jandre Nieuwoudt

Communications Director Mastercard

Jessica Hashemi

Global Social Media Lead Checkout.com

Samir Safar-Aly

Co Chair – Policy and Regulations

Mitchell Hickman

Co Chair – Policy and Regulations