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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Wissam Khoury

SVP & GM for MEA & APAC
Finastra

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.


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 of IE Business School
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 EFINO and Go Beyond
EFINO and Go Beyond

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