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What’s next for Fintech? Purpose. (MENA Fintech Association with Nameer Khan) | Fintech

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Our expert hosts Ronit and Gaurav welcome Nameer Khan, Chairman & Founding Board Member of MENA Fintech Association, where he shared the opportunities and challenges of the MENA Fintech markets, the rise of conscious capitalism, and what it takes to be a mission-based Fintech!

The MENA region continues to be the rising star in the global Fintech scene. The region’s demographics present vast opportunities, with the average age of the population being just 23. People in MENA are also extremely tech-savvy and are avid consumers of the Internet. And now, consumers are beginning to gear towards Fintech companies that lead with purpose.

In this episode hosted by Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar, we learned more about the MENA FINTECH ASSOCIATION’s mission and how they are helping the region to be an attractive destination for FinTechs worldwide. Some topics of the session (among many others!)

🔹 The emergence of Fintech in the MENA region

🔹 How to enter MENA’s fintech markets as a start-up

🔹 Conscious capitalism – What, why and how?

🔹 How can Fintechs realign consumer habit and enable social impact

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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