Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Brigitte Baumann

Founder of GoBeyond Early Stage Investing, Founder and Partner at ebeyond Partner Startup Board Services, European Angel Investor of the Year 2015

Brigitte is the Founder of GoBeyond Early Stage Investing www.gobeyondinvesting.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jJ4eA0Q2ts . GoBeyond enables novice & experienced, small & large investors, to access angel investing as an asset class through its unique international deals platform, portfolio tools, training and expert angels. GoBeyond works with individual investors, family offices, professional groups/associations and corporations. GoBeyond operates in Europe, the middle east and the US. Its team is comprised of seasoned business angels and is the subject of a Harvard Business School case. Brigitte is a Business Angel since 2003 and has received The European Investor of the Year from EBAN in May 2015. In 2017, Brigitte was selected in EY’s European Winning Women Entrepreneur program. In November 2016&2017&2018, Brigitte is listed in Europe’s TOP 50 most influential women in the start-up and venture capital space and Top Women in FinTech. Brigitte is President Emeritus of EBAN, the European trade association for Business Angels and Seed Funds www.eban.org and past Member of the Board of CTI Start Up now www.Innosuisse,ch . Brigitte is Chair of Young Presidents Organization’s www.ypowpo.org (24k CEOs) global Deal Network (9k members). Brigitte Baumann has 30+ years of experience in bringing new technologies to market in the US and Europe . She was the CEO and Director of iWORLD Group, a VC backed, global developer of mobile content. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager Internet at American Express (Amex) Corporate Services. There she launched a variety of internet businesses including online travel (strategic partner of Expedia.com and subject of HBS case study) and e- Procurement. Prior to that, Brigitte spent three years as President for US and Canada of Gemalto, the world’s leader in smart card technology and applications to introduce smart cards in the North America. Before, she spent six years in different Vice-Presidential/General Manager positions in the UK, France and Switzerland at Amex.  She also spent five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. as Senior Engagement Manager, in New York, Paris and Tokyo.  She began her career in manufacturing and sales with Rohm & Haas, a leading specialty chemicals company. Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Born and raised in France, Brigitte lives in Zurich.


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

10:00 - 11:00

- How is Fintech Startup revolutionising the banking industry?
- Banks competing with Fintech companies and surviving the disruption.
- What kind of challenges do Fintech Startup face and what causes them to fail? 

10:00

Introduction

Speakers:
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Prof. Emilio Escartin, OBE
Professor of Islamic Finance
IE Business School

10:00 - 10:10

Keynote Address - Filling the equity gap: how to build sustainable investor ecosystems

Speakers:
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Brigitte Baumann
Founder of GoBeyond Early Stage Investing, Founder and Partner at ebeyond Partner Startup Board Services, European Angel Investor of the Year 2015

10:10 - 10:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Ambareen Musa
Chief Executive Officer
Souqalmal
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Ali Abulhasan
Co-Founder & CEO
Tap Payments
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Mohammed Alsehli
Chief Executive Officer
Wethaq Capital Markets Ltd.
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Wissam Khoury
SVP & GM for MEA & APAC
Finastra
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Vishal Sacheendran
Manager – Capital Markets Authorization
Financial Service Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market

10:55 - 11:00