Speakers

Mirna Sleiman


Chief Executive Officer
Fintech Galaxy



Mirna Sleiman is the founder and CEO of Fintech Galaxy, a global crowdsourcing platform that connects the fintech ecosystem. A senior executive with 15+ years of experience in government relations, business strategy, digital communications and journalism, mostly within the MENA region.

 

Driven by passion for innovation and positive impact, Mirna has a track record in leading digital
transformation projects, marketing comms strategies and global partnerships with public and private entities, focusing on knowledge economy development, regulatory infrastructure and financial markets.

 

Managed public sector business for Thomson Reuters across MENA and partnered with international organizations to promote innovation and social change. Sits on the advisory board of the Union of Arab Banks and MENA Research Partners.

 

Spent more than 10 years as a financial journalist with Reuters, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and Zawya. Awarded three EMEA Dow Jones awards and received a Global William Clabby Award in investigative reporting, Thomson Reuters Over And Above award for
strategic relations and the IPRA trophy for the impact on the region’s corporate world.

 

Certified from MIT university in Fintech and ecommerce, certified from Columbia University in Digital Marketing and Communications, and an Executive MBA candidate with City University of London (Strategy – Digital Transformation).


  • 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


  • 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


  • Irina Heaver

    Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Emirex.com


  • 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