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Fintech for Good: Helping the Unbanked (Dopay with Frans Van Eersel) | Fintech

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In June 2014, Frans van Eersel established Dopay, an electronic payment platform that provides payroll cards Egypt’s unbanked population with a mission to break the ‘cash cycle’ in the region. Our third episode of Fintech Founders series tells the journey of Frans van Eersel in navigating through Egypt’s infant fintech scene back in 2014 and exploring the highly promising Egyptian Fintech market.

This session will reveal Dopay founder’s story of resilience, covering topics from and not limited to:

🔹 The ideation behind Dopay

🔹 Financial inclusion and opportunities in Egypt’s emerging market

🔹 Understanding Dopay’s B2B2C business model 

🔹 Regulatory challenges and working with financial institutions

🔹 How banks can embrace Fintech

As Frans said,

Fintech is a regulated business and you need to be resilient since it takes time and money to build in this space.”

Frans Van EerselCo-Founder of Dopay

You can watch the sessions below on Youtube, or listen it on Apple and Spotify Podcasts.

Episode Guest

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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