Future Skills Forum

8 May 2024 | Museum of the Future, Dubai

Nations and organisations empowering the workforce of the future

Christian Kunz

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of DIFC

Discussant of the "Roles of Regulators in Upskilling and Reskilling the Industry" Roundtable

Christian Kunz serves as the Chief Strategy, Innovation, and Ventures Officer at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the premier global financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. DIFC houses over 4,000 companies, including more than 600 fintech and innovation firms, within a vibrant community of over 31,000 employees and boasts a market size exceeding USD 700 billion.In his role, Christian is tasked with developing and continuously evolving the strategic agenda and initiatives of DIFC, aligning with the UAE’s commitment to innovation and the development of future economies. His efforts focus on enhancing DIFC’s core services and expanding its future of finance proposition, leading various initiatives to advance the innovation agenda toward shaping the future of finance more broadly.Christian’s background is deeply rooted in the intersection of financial services, technology, and innovation. Prior to his current role, he led the Fintech and New (Digital) Business Building practice for McKinsey & Company in the Middle East, where he accumulated extensive experience in driving forward-thinking projects and strategies in the financial sector.

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