Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Amnah Ajmal is the Executive Vice President, Market Development, MEA for Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for acceptance, acquiring, merchants, digital partnerships, strategy and M&A for the region. Prior to this role she led the North America product organization, based out of the US, responsible for the development and management of consumer and small business payment solutions, including credit, debit, prepaid, small business and acceptance solutions, with a focus on creating sustainable competitive differentiation for Mastercard and its customers.
Amnah joined Mastercard in 2015 as Head of Products for Middle East & Africa where she focused on driving innovation across consumer and commercial payments based on technology, partnerships and delivering digitally integrated consumer experiences.
Prior to joining Mastercard she was heading the consumer bank franchise for Standard Chartered Malaysia responsible for end-end P&L. She was also responsible for retail banking strategy for Indonesia, Malaysia & Taiwan in a global role based out of Singapore. Prior to Standard Chartered, Amnah worked at Citigroup in UAE, Egypt, UK and Poland. She held a number of positions at Citigroup including Asset Business Head for Poland responsible for full range of consumer asset products, innovation and distribution including credit cards, co brands, personal loans and mortgages
She was honored to be listed as the top 100 women in Fintech, across the globe, for 2019 by Lattice80 and recognized as the top 25 women leaders in financial technology by the Financial Technology Report US. She holds a master's degree from London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
12:40 - 13:40
Start-up Pillar Session 7 – Post-COVID: New Opportunities for Fintech
The past 3 months were a turning point for fintech industry. Consumers, Businesses and governments are living in the “new normal” and the world is currently transitioning from a physical to digital world. Due to COVID, people have turned to Fintech services than traditional financial services. This session will discuss the following:
Blurring the lines between banks and fintech
Embracing fintech & Moving towards cashless society
Effects of COVID on Fintech start-ups and Fintech sphere