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Who attends Finovate?

For more than 10 years, Finovate has attracted the best and brightest both on stage and in the audience: 

  • Decision-makers from across the financial services spectrum including banks, brokerages, card issuers, payment providers, investment companies, insurance providers and everything in between
  • Execs and founders of fintech and general technology companies
  • VC, corporate, private equity and angel investors interested in funding fintech companies
  • Influential research analysts, press and consultants from large financial services practices
  • Leading government, regulator, and industry association representatives focused on the emerging fintech sector

Attendee region breakdown:


Here's a small sample of the organizations that attended the event in 2018:

Lead E-channels and Online Services, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Global Head of Transaction Banking, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank


Director of Information Technology, Al Hilal Bank

CEO, Aman Insurance

CTO, American Express

Director Commercial Banking, Bank of Beirut

Head of Digitalisation, Bank of Finland

Managing Director, Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, MENAPT, Citi

Group Leader, IT Development, Commercial Bank of Dubai

Senior VP, Head of Customer Innovation, Dubai Islamic Bank

Project Director, ebankit

Executive Director, Economic Development Board Bahrain

Chief Innovation Officer, Emirates NBD

Head of IT Department, Evocabank

EVP & Head of Operations, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Vice President, Gulf International Bank

MEA Practice Leader, IBM

General Manager, Kuwait International Bank

Managed Services MEA Market Lead, Mastercard

Associate Director, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)

VP EMEA, Moven

Head of Fintech, Plug and Play

Digital Transformation Leader, SAP

Chief Investment Officer, SHUAA Asset Management

COO Private Banking UAE, Standard Chartered Bank

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp

Chief Operating Officer, UAE Exchange

Deputy CEO, Union National Bank Egypt

Head of Cash Management, Unite Arab Bank