ABANA & ADIO Series | The UAE’s Evolving Fintech Landscape

Date June 22, 2022, 10:00 am

ABANA and ADIO hosted a conversation with John Hensel, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Revenue Officer at SecurrencyWai Lum Kwok, Senior Executive Director of Authorization at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM); Mehdi Tazi, Chief Business Officer at Lean Technologies; and Carmen James, Financial Services and ICT Sector Lead at FDI Department, ADIO to shed light on the fintech ecosystem in the UAE, which was home to almost 50% of the region’s fintech companies in 2022. 

The UAE’s fintech ecosystem includes a wide range of sectors: big data analytics, crypto, personalized finance and investment, peer-to-peer lending, payments, mobile banking and remittances, and banking services for underserved markets. The UAE is recorded in 2022 to be the Middle East’s third-largest crypto market, after Turkey and Lebanon, with a transaction volume of about $26 billion.

This panel was part of a three-day series of events highlighting key sectors of growth in the United Arab Emirates on June 22nd, 23rd and then July 6th at 10 am NY time, 6 pm Abu Dhabi time. It was concluded with an in-person reception at ADIO’s office in New York at 6 pm.

Wednesday, June 22
10 am NY time | 6 pm Abu Dhabi time

Speakers

Carmen James

Financial Services and ICT Sector Lead – FDI Department
Abu Dhabi Investment Office

John Hensel

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Revenue Officer
Securrency

Mehdi Tazi

Chief Business Officer
Lean Technologies

Wai-Lum Kwok

Senior Executive Director - Authorisation Financial Services Regulatory Authority,
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)