FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

Super Apps Unveiled: Decoding Careem’s Success in the UAE | (with Ashish Jain, CFO of Careem)

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Join us for an exciting podcast episode as we explore the future of super apps with Ashish Jain, CFO at Careem. In this captivating discussion, we’ll delve into the roadmap of Careem, UAE’s first super app, and uncover the main drivers that have led to the rise of this revolutionary phenomenon.

🔍 Key Topics Covered:

  • Careem’s roadmap: UAE’s pioneering super app
  • Navigating the regulatory environment and outshining top competitors in the UAE
  • The future of super apps worldwide: trends, challenges, and opportunities

Get ready to gain exclusive insights into how Careem is transforming the digital landscape as a leading player in the super app arena. We’ll explore the dynamic regulatory environment and discuss how Careem has successfully conquered the competition in the UAE.

Join us in this captivating podcast episode as we uncover the future of super apps with Ashish Jain. Tune in now to gain valuable insights and be part of the conversation that shapes the global super app revolution!

Episode Guest

Ashish Jain

CFO of Careem

Ashish is an experienced startup leaders who has helped lead two large Unicorns, Careem and Snapdeal over the past few years. Ashish is the CFO of Careem and has been instrumental in ensuring Careem ride hailing business became profitable and helped Careem evolve into a super app offering multiple services. Ashish’s ambition is to ensure Careem goes from strength to strength and is the largest consumer internet platform in the region. Prior to this, Ashish was the Senior VP of Finance at Snapdeal, looking after finance, legal, M&A and investor relations. Ashish has been an Associate Partner with McKinsey and Company, Singapore, where he was responsible for defining strategies and M&A for TMT companies across Asia. Before McKinsey, Ashish was Director, Business Development & Performance Management for Telenor’s Asia operations based in Bangkok. Ashish has also served as Associate Director for 4 years at UBS London and Mumbai and at Altera’s California office as a Product Marketing Manager. Having advised and worked with firms across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States in the past, Ashish brings over two decades of operational experience, management consulting, and investment banking in the TMT sector across Careem, McKinsey, Telenor, UBS, Snapdeal and Altera. Ashish holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys playing sports.

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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