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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Vishal Sacheendran

Manager – Capital Markets Authorization
Financial Service Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market

Vishal Sacheendran joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in September 2015. As a Capital Markets Authorisation Manager, Vishal is responsible for the authorisation of intermediaries such as fund managers, asset managers, crypto asset brokers and custodians into ADGM. He also serves as the Head of ADGM’s Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab). The RegLab is a tailored regulatory regime for FinTech participants designed to foster innovation within the UAE financial services market for both new market entrants and existing financial institutions. Since the activation of RegLab in November 2016, more than 80 local and international FinTech firms from 20 countries had applied to be part of the ADGM Community. Prior to ADGM, Vishal was with Bank of New York Mellon as part of the Global Client Management team. He was the regional compliance lead for the bank’s clients in the Middle East and Africa. Vishal graduated from the University of Houston, Clear-Lake with a BSC in Finance.


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