Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Wissam Khoury is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) at Finastra. He is responsible for driving the company’s regional growth strategy, strengthening its local footprints, accelerating sales and deepening customer partnerships across both regions. Wissam has over 20 years of experience working with financial institutions, and today leads them through digital transformation and industry developments such as such as Open Banking with cloud solutions and Finastra’s platform for open innovation, FusionFabric.cloud. Wissam has a very successful track record in managing high performing teams, having previously spent more than two years leading Finastra’s MEA operations as Managing Director, where he made an instrumental contribution to the growth of the region’s fintech industry. Prior to this role, Wissam was Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa at FIS, a global financial software provider, where he grew the business and established offices in the UAE, KSA, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya and Pakistan. Before that, Wissam spent eight years as a solution practice manager at Reuters Limited, as well as establishing Misys Middle East’s local treasury and capital markets business as a regional manager. Wissam has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC Paris. He holds a BBA in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and is a certified Financial Risk Manager with the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
10:00 – 11:00
Startup Pillar Session 2 - Fintech: Future of Financial Services
- 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?