Speakers

Irina Heaver


Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Emirex.com



Irina Heaver is a Dubai based entrepreneur who works on bringing legacy businesses into the 21st century by leveraging the Emerging Technology –  AI, Blockchain & Crypto.

 

With over 15 years of experience gained in-house (in senior leadership roles) and private practice (as a Partner in a law firm) she worked across the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, CIS countries, Europe and North America. Irina advised on over 500 billion USD worth of projects and transactions in the oil&gas, mining, construction, maritime and technology sectors.

 

Irina structured numerous asset tokenization transactions worldwide, as well as consulted multiple Governments and Governmental organizations on regulatory policies surrounding such emerging technology as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

 

She is a multilingual Australian qualified lawyer with a Master of Laws and Juris Doctor Degrees. Irina is also a certified blockchain expert and passionate about designing token economic models and logic for smart contracts.


  • Peter Smith

    Managing Director of Policy, Strategy and Risk , Dubai Financial Services Authority


  • Ahmad Abu Eideh

    Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Bank


  • Sanjay Malhotra

    Chief Digital Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank


  • Ramana Kumar

    SVP & Head of Payments, First Abu Dhabi Bank


  • Fahad Al Semari

    Chief Transformation Officer, Riyad Bank


  • Christopher Kiew-Smith

    Head of FinTech Strategy, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market


  • Emre Karter

    Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Citibank


  • Yazeed Al-Khalifa

    VP – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Saudi Payments


  • Wai-Lum Kwok

    Executive Director, Capital Markets - Financial Services Regulatory Authority , Abu Dhabi Global Market


  • Anthony Butler

    Chief Technology Officer , IBM Blockchain Services


  • Stefan Kimmel

    Partner, PwC


  • Tristan Brandt

    Principal, Oliver Wyman


  • Devid Jegerson

    Head of Customer Experience, National Bank of Fujairah


  • Mohamed Damak

    Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance, Financial Services Research, , S&P Global Ratings


  • Marie-Line Ricard

    Blockchain & Crypto-assets Partner, Sia Partners


  • P Venkatesh

    Director - Platforms & Solutions, Maveric Systems


  • Kelvin Tan

    Venture Lead - Nexus, SC Ventures


  • Muraleedhar Pai

    Executive Director, Maveric Systems


  • Giselle Bou Ghanem

    Customer Engagement Solutions Sales Manager , Avaya


  • Alaa AlRousan

    Account Director, SWIFT


  • Bhavin Shah

    Partner, Financial Services, Roland Berger Middle East


  • Mirna Sleiman

    Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Galaxy


  • Sonny Zulu

    Managing Director, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered UAE


  • Adrianus Schoorl

    Local Partner, White & Case


  • Muhammad Babar

    Head of Digital Compliance, MoneyGram International


  • Ahmed Mostageer

    Regional Sales Manager , Nutanix


  • Subramanian Krishnamurthy

    Head - Global Transaction Services, National Bank of Fujairah


  • Mohamed Roushdy

    Founder, Fintech Bazaar


  • Samia Skalli

    Financial Services Strategy & Innovation Manager, Sia Partners


  • Jagadeshwaran Kothandapani

    MD - Cash Management Head, MENA, Turkey - Treasury and Trade Solutions , Citibank