Sanjay Khanna joined RAKBANK in September 2011 as Chief Information Officer where he is responsible for developing a vision for the Information Technology (IT) department, ensuring high quality of overall services to the Bank from the technology department, and establishing and maintaining an appropriate technological infrastructure with the Bank’s business partners.
Prior to joining RAKBANK, Sanjay served as Deputy General Manager at ICICI Bank Ltd for six and a half years where during his tenure he headed various technology groups including International Banking Technology Group and the Shared Services Technology Group. He also spent seven years at the National Bank of Oman and six years with Deutsche Software (India) and his last designations, respectively, were Senior Managers of Systems and Senior Consultant.
Zubair Ahmed is the Senior Vice President, Head of IT & Business Innovation at Emirates Islamic, one of most prominent and the fastest growing banks in the region. A Harvard Alumni, with 24+ years of IT & Financial experience, Zubair previously held challenging leadership roles at the heart of the Finance Technology industry. Over the years, he has been involved in the development & execution of IT strategy encompassing implementations of new core systems, direct channels, infrastructure solutions and process institutionalization.
Throughout his career, ‘startup specialist’ Surendra Shetty has had a knack for building technology from the ground up. The UAE Exchange CIO cut his teeth at a range of financial organisations across India, and is now relishing the challenge of sitting in the company’s IT hotseat.
As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Bank, Mani is responsible for the end-to-end information security program along with the coordination of information security efforts within the banking operations spread across the Middle East region. Bank of Sharjah has its operations spread across four of the emirates (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah) in United Arab Emirates and Lebanon.
Vijit Malik has close to 3 decades of experience as a commercial banker. He has worked with both international banks like ANZ, ABN Amro, American Express, Credit Suisse, as well as local UAE banks like United Arab Bank & Mashreq. He has more than 19 years of experience in the UAE and currently heads the Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) business at UAB.
In his previous tenure with Mashreq, he was the Head of both the Large Corporate Business (4 years) and Emerging Corporate Business.
Mr. Hariprasad Chede is the head of information security at the National Bank of Fujairah in the UAE. He has over 18 years of experience in information security, consulting, and risk management within the financial services sector. He also holds several prestigious certifications in information security and assurance from leading organizations such as ISACA and (ISC)2. He has been associated with the ISACA UAE Chapter since 2006 and is currently its president.
Astrid has over a decade of experience in the areas of technology assurance, information and technology risk and compliance within Global Financial Services. Born and bred in the innovative Scandinavian FinTech market, Astrid has worked both in assurance and consultancy at EY across the Nordics and Africa, before branching into the Financial Industry.
Astrid is highly passionate about Technology and Information Risk Management in the challenging, high speed financial technology environments we surround ourselves with today.
Mudit Saxena has worked in Retail banking in 5 countries in Middle East and Asia over the last 25 years with experience in both Islamic and Conventional banking. Currently he is the Head of Retail at Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD). The key responsibilities involve transforming the Islamic bank as it is one of the pillars of growth for the bank. The transformation includes building a Digital proposition, enhancing Sales and Service capability, setting up new distribution channels, launching new products, improving customer and employee engagement amidst other initiatives.
Over the last 18 months the business has been doubled in size and is well poised to take advantage of the opportunities in the future. In Oman he was the Head of Retail with Bank Dhofar, where he lead the transformation initiative and worked with Booz Allen where the bank moved from the No 5 position to the No 2 position in two years.
In the Middle east he started his career with Emirates Bank (ENBD) as the Head of Products and Marketing where he worked with Mckinsey to transform the bank into a Retail powerhouse.Before coming to the Middle east in 2002, he was the Head of Marketing and Internet banking with HDFC bank in India (Rated by Forbes Asia as the top 50 companies and Best Asian Bank by Finance Asia).
Tejaswi is Senior Sales Leader with proven expertise in scaling enterprise products grounds up. She is passionate about building the Startup ecosystem of India and has been a speaker at various forums. Prior to this, she has worked with a bunch of IT product and services organizations notable ones being Fractal Analytics, Oracle, Salesforce. At Vymo, she helps the organization make the most out of their sales automation efforts.
Putting data over opinions is one of Flow’s mantras, and as a result he spends his time testing ideas and challenging assumptions. As a Senior UX Manager at RBBi, he crafts digital experiences powered by his favourite gems: user insights. Passionate about the way humans interact, Flow is often found running a social experiment. His passion is backed by a strong understanding of consumer behaviour, built with global academic and business leaders.
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