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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

Attendees at this year’s event include:

Commercial International Bank Egypt - Head Of Digital Ventures & Strategic Alliance, Digital Banking & GTS

Heritage Bank - Head, Innovation and Solutions

First City Monument Bank - Head, Transaction Banking Products

First City Monument Bank - Head, Service Innovation & Measurement

Sterling Bank - Group Head, Strategy & Innovation

Sterling Bank - Head, Digital Innovation and Fintech

Accion Microfinance Bank - CIO

United Bank for Africa - Head of Digital & Personal Banking

Safaricom - Chief Innovation Officer

Steward Bank - CEO

Absa Capital - Lead: New Digital

Kalon Venture Partners - CEO

Absa - Head of Digital Enablement and Strategy - Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance (WIMI)

Absa - Head of Absa Rewards and VAS

Nedbank - Executive Head of Business Intelligence Solutions

Investec - Head of Analytics

Nedbank - Head: Disruption and Innovation

Absa - Joint Head of Infrastructure Services, Africa Technology

Standard Bank - Group Card and Emerging Payments / Head of Emerging Payments

Bettr Finance - CEO & Founder

Barclays Africa - Vice President, Artificial Intelligence

Investec - Head of Digital South Africa

MTN - Group Chief Digital Officer

Absa - Vice President, Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance, StrategicChange

Rand Merchant Bank - Head - Client Experience Design

Absa - Head: Advanced Analytics

Barclays Africa - Chief Digital Officer - Wholesale

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe - Operations Team Lead for Mobile Financial Services

FNB South Africa - Head of Analytics, Insights and Research

Rand Merchant Bank - Blockchain Consultant

Rise - Ecosystem Manager

Standard Bank - Head of Moonshots

Standard Bank - Group Head: Engineering Transformation

Standard Bank - Head of Digital Platforms and Experience Design

Vantage Capital - Co-Founder

Vitality Group - Chief Operating Officer

Wesbank - Chief Group Digital Innovation Officer

Nedbank - Head: Disruption and Innovation

UBA - Executive Head, Digital Banking

Old Mutual - Digital Product Owner/Head

AfrAsia Bank - CEO

Alliance Financial - CEO

Rand Merchant Bank - Head of the Foundry, Innovation

AB Bank, Zambia - CEO

Barclays Africa - Head of Design

Liberty Group - Head of Innovation Capability

Commercial International Bank, Egypt - Head of Digital Ventures and Strategic Alliance

MMI Holdings - COO

MMI Holdings - Head: Digital Banking

Nedgroup Investments - Managing Director

Barclays Africa - Head of Digital Products

Barclays Africa - Head: Aliens Design Office (Innovation Hub)

Rand Merchant Bank - COO - Investment Banking

Holland Insurance - Group CIO

Sasfin Bank - COO

Standard Bank - Chief Control Officer

Sirius Capital - CEO

I-Cubed Capital - Chairman

Steward Bank - Chief Technology Officer

Viserion Ventures - COO/CFO

Steward Bank - Chief Executive Officer

Knife Capital - Co-Founder & Partner

Rand Merchant Bank - Head of Technology: Africa

Nedbank Insurance - Digital Lead