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Speakers

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis


Chief Innovation and Data Officer
WEMA Bank / ALAT



Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis is currently leading the innovation and transformation arm of the first digital bank of Africa, Alat, created by WEMA Bank. He is a seasoned financial technology and digitalization executive, with 12+ years hands of experience across different continents and industries [FinTech, Energy (Oil, Gas and Utilities), Consulting, High Tech, Academic, Military and Financial], having worked on several market wide FinTech projects such as the E-Bond or FX trading platforms in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, among others. 

 

In his past roles he focused on the growth of the corporate incubator within Thomson Reuters, with a particular focus in FinTechs, Start Ups and SMEs across MENA, led the strategy and sales department of Bayzat, the highest funded FinTech start up in the Middle East, helped the business development of Bloomberg LP across the Middle East and Africa, advised multiple Fortune 500 companies with Kaiser Associates, worked as a strategic advisor on improving the performance of EDF Energy (now called UK Power Networks), while simultaneously having retained his academic engagement by delivering multiple lectures and conducting academic research at the same time.  


  • Pedro Pinto Coelho

    Executive Chairman, Banco BNI Europa


  • Sandeep Chouhan

    EVP - Group Head Operations & Technology, Mashreq Bank


  • Yan Bechet

    Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited


  • Abdulaziz Abanmi

    VP for Technology, Saudi Payments


  • Fraser Brown

    Executive Director, Authorisation – Banking & Insurance, ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority


  • Mohamed Abdelrazek

    CIO - Africa, Middle East & Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered


  • Yuri Misnik

    Group Chief Technology Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank


  • David Aldred

    Managing Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citibank


  • Dr. Joseph George

    Head - IT Information Systems & Technology , National Bank of Fujairah P JSC


  • Frederic De Melker

    Managing Director, Personal Banking, RAKBANK


  • Onur Ozan

    Regional Head - Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Swift


  • Giselle Bou Ghanem

    Customer Engagement Solutions - Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Avaya


  • Hans van Loon

    Director - Digital Transformation Solutions, United MakGroup


  • Peter Kelleher

    Chief Business Development Officer, Tradesocio


  • Laurence Smith

    Chief People Officer, Eradah Capital


  • Bhavin Shah

    Partner | Financial Services, Roland Berger Middle East


  • Nitin Bhargava

    Chief Technology Officer - Business Technology, Mashreq Bank


  • Dr. Scott Levy

    Chief Executive Officer, Bedford Row Capital Advisers Limited


  • Craig Moore

    Founder & CEO, Beehive


  • Kellie Blyth

    Counsel, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla


  • Mark Ferguson

    Business Development Director, Aion Digital


  • Mohamed Roushdy

    Founder, Fintech Bazaar


  • Adrianus Schoorl

    Local Partner, White & Case