The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative in partnership with ABANA held a virtual event on the future of digital payments and technological innovation in the financial services sector on Tuesday, December 14th at 9:00 am EST/4:00 pm EET/6:00 pm UAE.

This was the second webinar in a joint series to shed light on the changing financial technology (Fintech) landscape in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, identify challenges and opportunities, and explore policy recommendations.

Opening remarks

Amjad Ahmad
Director, empowerME, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council


Hosam Arab
Co-Founder and CEO

Nadine Mezher
Co-Founder and CMO

Ashraf Sabry
Founder and CEO

Moderated by

Ola El-Shawarby
Senior Investment Analyst, Emerging Markets Equities