MENA Fintech Association

Committee Driven
Platforms

Our Committees

Blockchain & Crypto

Regtech

Open Banking

Payments

Sustainable Investment

Wealthtech

AI & Big Data

Women in Fintech

Finacial Inclusion

Insurtech

Policy & Governance

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

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

Junaid Iqbal

Ex-MD Careem, Entrepreneur and  Investor

Hakan Eroglu

Global Open Banking Lead Mastercard

The Team

Nadia Benaissa

BPC
Marketing Director

Federica Piazza

American Express

Masood Khan

YAP
CEO

Vaanathi M.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 Region

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

LIBF MENA
Regional Manager Senior, Marketing and Administration MENA