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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.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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