The Innovator Programme
with the Central Bank of Egypt
and the Egyptian Banking Institute

We are aiming to upskill employees and make Egypt more competitive on a regional and global level in the area of digital finance.

The Initiative

Technologies are increasingly transforming Financial Services, thus creating both opportunities and challenges for the wider financial sector. The rise of Fintechs coupled with the shift in traditional firms’ operations models have on one hand made many existing jobs redundant and on the other hand created new roles and job types.

There is a huge mismatch between the skills available and the skills needed. By upskilling the workforce, we are solving both the gaps on the demand and supply side. Not only will people be digital ready, but they will be able to drive and embrace change in their organisations and in the ecosystem as a whole.The partnership between CBE, EBI and CFTE aims to upskill employees and make Egypt more competitive on a regional and global level in the area of digital finance.

By creating an innovative financial sector, not only will there be new profitability streams, but better products and services for the underbanked, and subsequently a more inclusive banking sector. This all comes in line with Egypt’s 2030 vision.

The Innovator Program is created for the most proactive and important people in the organisations approached. The ones who have the willingness and passion to drive innovation and success. In order to create value within their organisations, they must be exposed to a certain amount of knowledge and skills which are provided through the Innovator Program. By allowing the banks and fintechs to identify such individuals and enrol them in this program, they are making the stars of their teams feel valued and excited to drive the change. The program is much more than a course, it is about identifying those key players in all organisations and pushing to be the first ones transforming the industry in Egypt.


Induction Session

Pre-programme assessment

Self - Paced Online Foundation course

Specialisation course

Live Sessions (3 including graduation)

Learners Will Access Fintech 360 and Specialisations

CFTE's Expert-led, Online Fintech Courses and Certifications
  • Access online self-paced learning that is flexible to your goals
  • Get a 360 view on Fintech, focused on what matters
  • Receive first-hand insights curated by 200+ finance experts who know what skills you must learn
  • Transfer your new skills directly to your job
  • Understand how to leverage AI, Fintech and other technologies
  • Learn the fundamentals of Fintech, AI in Finance, Open Banking, and Payments 

The Outcomes

For the Organisations

Direct involvement in the future of the industry

Organisations will be kept up to date with recent industry developments and thought leadership

Drive the change instead of waiting on the sidelines

Entities will drive and embrace change in their organisations and in the ecosystem as a whole

Cost effective and impactful

Organisations will be achieved greater cost efficiency while having higher level of impact from the learning outcomes

For the Participants

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Be recognised as pioneers for the industry

Professionals in the CBE and EBI will be given the opportunity to offer industry-recognised certifications to help boost their career

Latest Skills Learned

Learners will access courses on Open Banking, Payments, AI and more to help students gain the most sought-after skills finance industry

Global Community Access

Professionals who will be a part of the initiative will be a part of the community of 100K CFTE Alumni including Fintech experts, leaders and professionals worldwide


The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is an autonomous regulatory body, assuming the authorities and powers vested therein by Law No. 88 for 2003, and the Presidential Decree No. 65 for 2004.

The Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) was established in 1991 by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to act as its official training arm with a vision to be the preferred partner for developing the human capital of the banking ecosystem in Egypt, and the lighthouse for banking sector development across strategic African and Arab countries, through mirroring the latest international banking trends.

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CFTE is a global learning & innovation platform for the financial services industry. Started in 2017, we developed 6 specialisations and created the on-demand learning platform THINK that reached 100,000 learners in 100+ countries.

Our courses are taken by professionals, 70% of whom come from tier 1 banks. The company is built on 3 main pillars: Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship

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