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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.

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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