Speaker Profile

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President
DIFC FinTech Hive

Raja Al Mazrouei is a visionary and influential executive within the finance and technology sectors. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for progression have been the driving force behind her achievements and continue to fuel her ambition to reinforce further the UAE’s position as an innovation destination on the global stage.

With over a decade of experience in the financial services sector, Raja has developed an ecosystem for FinTech entrepreneurs and stakeholders in Dubai, a primary contributor in the emirate named a top ten global FinTech hub.

Her marketing & communications expertise has enabled her to bring brands to life and foster communities to create business opportunities and societal impact for the Fintech sector.

Raja held senior positions within the IT, Operations, and Marketing teams at different organizations, including Dubai Holding, the National Bonds Corporation, and the Dubai International Financial Centre.

As Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive, she brings together leading financial institutions, government entities, technology partners, Venture Capital and Funds, and entrepreneurs to realize a common goal in driving the UAE’s national innovation agenda and shaping the future of financial services. Today, Raja stands at the helm of one of the region’s most successful financial technology hubs and has contributed significantly to building a vibrant and dynamic community of over 350 startups operating in Dubai International Financial Center.

The rapid growth of the FinTech Hive under Raja’s leadership has been recognized globally, with it ranked as one of the world’s best financial innovation labs by Global Finance Magazine. In addition, she has been named one of the top 100 Women in FinTech by Innovate Finance, the 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance by Dow Jones’ Financial News, the top 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East by Forbes, and MENA Fintech Leader of the year by Entrepreneur magazine.

Raja is an executive graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS), serves as a member of the Harvard Business School MENA Advisory Board, and Vice President of the HBS Club for the GCC. In addition, she holds positions on the boards of Dubai FinTech Ventures and Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade.

Raja is a Member Board of Trustees of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.