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MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Please note that this is a very selective process due to the variety of topics we introduce and the limited number of sessions.

Meet our keynote speakers

DBA, PhD, ass.prof. Yury Polyansky

Head of IRB-validation Unit

Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Central Bank of the Russian Federation

DBA, PhD, ass.prof. Yury Polyansky

Head of IRB-validation Unit - Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Polyansky Yury Nikolaevich Head of the Validation of Internal Methods and Credit Risk Assessment Models (Banking Regulation Department, Bank of Russia). Head of the subgroups of regulatory IRB-validation of rating systems of the largest banks in Russia. Qualified bank analyst, risk manager. Doctor of Business Administration (York University, USA), Ph.D. (PhD), associate professor (ass. Professor) in the field of econometrics, statistics, information and banking technologies). Author of more than 40 scientific and practical works and regulations.

Pedro Pinto Coelho

Chairman and Chief Executive

Banco BNI

Banco BNI

Pedro Pinto Coelho

Chairman and Chief Executive - Banco BNI

Innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years' international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech. My value proposition is centred around enabling challenger banks to establish strategic partnerships with FinTechs to create profitable financial products using an 'open architecture model.' Expert in driving digital banking transformations both in terms of creating 'best in class' digital customer experiences, and transforming key internal support functions to fully align with the overall digital transformation programs of financial institutions. Specialities: FinTech, Digital Transformation, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, General Management, Business Development, Strategy.

Lewa Abukhait

Chief Investment Officer

DAAL Venture Capital

DAAL Venture Capital

Lewa Abukhait

Chief Investment Officer - DAAL Venture Capital

Worked previously in prominent companies within the MENA region such as Orange, MBC Group and BlackBerry-enabled Lewa Abukhait to acquire a solid understanding in analyzing technology solutions in business. Currently, he is Chief Investment Officer at DAAL; venture capital fund in Saudi Arabia responsible for identifying promising startups and evaluating the investment opportunity within. He also Provides mentorship and business development insights to portfolio companies to guide and nurture their growth on the international stage. Twitter: @lewaabukhait LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewaabukhait/

Ilia Revia

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Bank of Georgia

Bank of Georgia

Ilia Revia

Deputy Chief Information Officer - Bank of Georgia

Ilia Revia has been working in the IT sector since 1998. Having joined JSC Bank of Georgia in 2009 he has managed various large projects such as Core Banking System implementation, merger of PrivatBank Georgia with JSC Bank of Georgia, IFRS 9 implementation, building the largest professional IT Project Management organization in Georgia. Holder of MSc degree from Jonkoping University (Sweden) in Business and IT Renewal, and MSc in Project Management from George Washington University he also achieved Project Management Professional certification and regularly participates in various coaching and training activities for Georgian organizations assisting on their way to digital transformation. He is currently running Agile Transformation project at JSC Bank of Georgia.

Adem Yekeler

Head of Innovation and Customer Experience

ING Bank

ING Bank

Adem Yekeler

Head of Innovation and Customer Experience - ING Bank

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Sergey Lebedev

Head of GB

ALIBABA.COM

ALIBABA.COM

Sergey Lebedev

Head of GB - ALIBABA.COM

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Sergey Shayakhmetov

Chief Business Development Officer

Sberbank

Sberbank

Sergey Shayakhmetov

Chief Business Development Officer - Sberbank

Born in USSR in 1977. More than 16 years of experience in IT Security for International Oil&Gas giants like Lukoil and Shell. But … in 2016 radically changed the field of activity for innovation in insurance. Now responsible for exploring, creating, investigating, enhancing, studying, examining and advising innovative products and process initiatives in the biggest Life Insurance company in Russia (Sberbank LI). Our key initiatives are in fields of – BlockChain, Big data, AI, Machine learning, Mobile technology, wearable devices, genetic medicine, digitalization, marketplaces, uberization, P2P, worldwide expansion and other cool Insurtech stuff. Now in charge of business development of Sberbank Blockchain Lab – probably the biggest R&D Blockchain unit in Europe.

Larisa Makarova

Sr Director, Head of Risk

Visa

Visa

Larisa Makarova

Sr Director, Head of Risk - Visa

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Faruk Jazic

CX Strategy and Business Development Leader | Central Eastern Europe and Russia

Oracle CX EMEA

Oracle CX EMEA

Faruk Jazic

CX Strategy and Business Development Leader | Central Eastern Europe and Russia - Oracle CX EMEA

Passionate Enterprise Sales Professional with business acumen and proven field sales and consultancy competencies. Previously worked as a Head of Project Management in Retail Banking leading both Business and IT Projects. Skills ranging from Consulting, Sales, Project Management to Finance, Risk Management and IT hard skills with an outstanding track record. I am at my best when interfacing with Executive Stakeholders, presenting to a diverse professional audience and working across multiple Lines of Businesses such as Consulting, Technology, Operations, Partners and Channels. What primarily drives me is successfully navigating complex deals and projects through making people around me the best at what they can be while being a Brand Ambassador. My cross-industry know-how, coupled with a naturally high level of energy, sense of urgency and quick wit allow me to lead with confidence and inspire businesses towards achieving excellence in Digital Transformation. Academically, I worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology University in Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Fluent in English.

Barbaros Ozbugutu

Co-Founder & CEO

lyzico

lyzico

Barbaros Ozbugutu

Co-Founder & CEO - lyzico

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Oget Kantarci

General Manager

Ebay Turkey & MENA

Ebay Turkey & MENA

Oget Kantarci

General Manager - Ebay Turkey & MENA

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Paolo Sironi

FinTech Thought Leader and Author

IBM Watson Financial Services

IBM Watson Financial Services

Paolo Sironi

FinTech Thought Leader and Author - IBM Watson Financial Services

Meet the Author of “FinTech Innovation” and discuss dollar and sense of Knowledge Digitisation. FinTech innovation is the opportunity to master a global shift in financial services, as their business models are due to transform from transactional revenues to the offering of added-value propositions across banking and insurance pillars, caused by reduced profitability of interest rate margins and a shift towards fee-based revenues. This shift is not easy and success requires to look beyond disruption towards sustaining innovation, centred on the the digitisation of knowledge which allows banks and fintech to explain the new value proposition; while digital payments are the new entrants’ gateway to all financial services relationships centred on personal journeys and experiences. We will provide constructive criticism to the fintech ecosystem, and learn which products or solutions will ultimately justify the fees at the crossroads between behavioural finance, digital innovation, regulation and financial technology.

Burhan Eliaçik

Chairman of the Board

Payment and Electronic Money Institutions Association of Turkey

Payment and Electronic Money Institutions Association of Turkey

Burhan Eliaçik

Chairman of the Board - Payment and Electronic Money Institutions Association of Turkey

Following his graduation from Middle East technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Burhan Eliaçık started working at Garanti Bank in 2000 and remained there till 2011. During those years, he managed the bank’s successful transition into digital banking, with the introduction of prepaid cards and other innovative technologies that helped offer alternative products and services to users and was instrumental in making Garanti achieve the largest market share in various sectors, insurance and tourism leading the way. After his departure form Garanti Bank in 2011, Burhan Eliaçık assumed the role of Mobile Financial Services Senior Manager at Vodafone, where he led the establishment of the respective department and worked on many projects that enabled a wide range of users, who have yet to adopt mobile banking, access financial services using the latest mobile technologies. During his 4-year service with Vodafone, he also put the Mobile Prepaid Card project into practice, covering the most extensive sales network with the largest membership base in Turkey. In addition, he developed and managed the realization of Vodafone Mobile Wallet, which is the first ever “Social Wallet” in the world, featuring the most innovative and newest technology. He has received many national and international awards in recognition of his achievements. Eliaçık, also lead the establishment of the Payment and Electronic Money Institutions Association of Turkey (ÖDED) in 2015, which brought together mobile operators, mobile payment intermediaries, payment services providers, international money transfer companies and invoice payment companies under one roof, ensuring strong collaboration among industry players. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Demirhan Şener

CEO

Multinet Up

Multinet Up

Demirhan Şener

CEO - Multinet Up

Demirhan Şener graduated from Computer Science Department at Bilkent University in 1995. After graduation, he started his career at Arçelik A.S. where he worked as Team Leader at IT Department between 1995 and 2003. Then, he started to work at Yurtici Kargo Servisi A.S. where he assumed significant roles in IT positions for almost 10 years. In 2002, he started to work at Multinet Up as CTO and promoted to COO after a year, leading functions as Information Technologies, Business Development, Customer Services, Affiliated Partner Network, Field Support and Card Production. In 2017, started leading Sales and Marketing functions as well. In July 2017, Şener assumed the CEO position in Multinet Up and he holds this position since then. He is also a Board Member at ininal, iPara and inventiv.

Jozef Klaassen

FinTech Entrepreneur - Building Global FinTechs

FinTech Entrepreneur - Building Global FinTechs

FinTech Entrepreneur - Building Global FinTechs

Jozef Klaassen

FinTech Entrepreneur - Building Global FinTechs - FinTech Entrepreneur - Building Global FinTechs

Two times Dutch Olympic Rower and FinTech developer, Jozef is an expert in team growth and development. A 12-year career in professional rowing, Jozef partook in the Beijing and London Olympics in the Men’s Eight. During this time also working in investment banking before focusing on fintech opportunities. Turning around elite sports teams or large corporate teams, Jozef presents high-performance insights for fintech and financial leaders.

Kunal Patel

FinTechAsia100 ¦ Payments ¦ Banking ¦ Strategy ¦ Innovation ¦ Influencer ¦ Thought Leader ¦ Speaker

SBC

SBC

Kunal Patel

FinTechAsia100 ¦ Payments ¦ Banking ¦ Strategy ¦ Innovation ¦ Influencer ¦ Thought Leader ¦ Speaker - SBC

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Naeem Aslam

Chief Market Analyst

Forbes

Forbes

Naeem Aslam

Chief Market Analyst - Forbes

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Anna Maj

Ambassador - FinTech Leader | Advisor & Mentor | Payments Visionary | Top 20 Women in FinTech

European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

Anna Maj

Ambassador - FinTech Leader | Advisor & Mentor | Payments Visionary | Top 20 Women in FinTech - European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

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Gianluca D'Imperio

Group CIB Compliance | PayTech | FinTech |

UniCredit

UniCredit

Gianluca D'Imperio

Group CIB Compliance | PayTech | FinTech | - UniCredit

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Ilker Sözdinler

CEO

Birleşik Ödeme Hizmetleri ve Elektronik Para A.Ş.

Birleşik Ödeme Hizmetleri ve Elektronik Para A.Ş.

Ilker Sözdinler

CEO - Birleşik Ödeme Hizmetleri ve Elektronik Para A.Ş.

A long-time entrepreneur, Ilker Sozdinler now serves as the CEO of Birlesik Odeme the leading, licensed payment services and e-money the company in Turkey that aims to make life easier for people and offers practical solutions by using smart payment technologies. As a serial entrepreneur, Sozdinler has founded, advised, invested in and sold numerous businesses, including NGN, which he led from startup to its acquisition by Croc. He is actively involved with early-stage startups as an advisor, board member and investor. Among others, Sozdinler has personally invested in more than 20 startup businesses including Kectech, SolidusPay, NLE and Tear Drop

Nameer Khan

Middle East's Top 50 Fintech Influencer & Founding Board Member at MENA FINTECH ASSOCIATION

Mena Fintech Association

Mena Fintech Association

Nameer Khan

Middle East's Top 50 Fintech Influencer & Founding Board Member at MENA FINTECH ASSOCIATION - Mena Fintech Association

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Hasan Jabbarov

Co-Founder

Paymes Elektronik Ticaret ve Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Paymes Elektronik Ticaret ve Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Hasan Jabbarov

Co-Founder - Paymes Elektronik Ticaret ve Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

A passionate entrepreneur and business developer over 10 years of experience. Prior to Paym.es, set up Advertising Network, ERP platform for SMEs and E-commerce platform, lived and worked in 5 different countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkey, Portugal, Chile, and Lebanon. International experience in industries including foreign trade, consulting and entrepreneurship. A risk taker who dedicate his entrepreneurial journey to create experiences that will improve the way people purchase, pay and develop their businesses. Volunteer and board member of the Turkish ex Volunteers Association.