Speakers

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  • ENBANTEC 2021 Conference Speakers

    • Amit Malhotra - Commercial Bank of Dubai - General Manager, Personal Banking Group

      Amit Malhotra - Commercial Bank of Dubai - General Manager, Personal Banking Group

      Amit Malhotra joined Commercial Bank of Dubai in October 2017. Prior to joining CBD, Amit was the Senior Managing Director and Group Retail Banking Head at Al Hilal Bank in Abu Dhabi. Prior to moving to the UAE, he held senior retail and credit roles in Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, Vietnam and India as well as similar roles in Citibank in Thailand and India. Amit holds a BCom (Hons) from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Management Technology, India. Amit is a trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt and he was a founding member of www.makemytrip.com, India’s largest online travel company with market cap of over $1.2 billion.

    • Peter Vickery - First Abu Dhabi Bank - EVP and Head of Distribution and Sales

      Peter Vickery - First Abu Dhabi Bank - EVP and Head of Distribution and Sales

      Accomplished senior executive with experience driving business across new, established and developing markets, in financial services and operations, living and working across UK, South Africa, USA, Botswana and UAE. Accomplished banker offering a strong reputation for delivering ground-breaking business results, large-scale ventures, and talented teams focused on surpassing objectives within competitive platforms. Enjoyed a unique mix of professional and academic successes including attainment of billion-dollar targets as well completion of executive programmes at Cambridge University and Harvard Business School. Barclays UK’s youngest Director at 26, managing 4,000 people and 400 branches. Currently Head of Distribution and Sales, leading and managing all channels, branches, telephony, retention, mortgages and ATMs, as well as Islamic and Emirati banking within the Middle East’s largest bank.

    • Shareef El Baba - Doha Bank - Deputy Chief Retail Banking Officer - Qatar

      Shareef El Baba - Doha Bank - Deputy Chief Retail Banking Officer - Qatar

      Shareef is an MBA graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is a seasoned banking professional with multi-regional experience across established mature networks as well as fledgling start-ups. His career spans over 24 years of cross-functional experience with a rich combination between hands-on and advisory services for multinational banks across Europe and the Middle East. He assumed multiple Executive positions with different banks in the Middle East and has also spent time with Deloitte providing advisory services and leading key strategic transformation projects for multinational banks across Europe and the Middle East. He is a passionate Retail Banker who has been supporting banks to transform and grow their business. He leads multiple successful Digital Transformation Programs, and is a strong advocate on supporting and partnering up with Fintechs.

    • Sonny Zulu - UAE Standard Chartered Bank - Managing Director, Consumer, Private and Business Banking

      Sonny Zulu - UAE Standard Chartered Bank - Managing Director, Consumer, Private and Business Banking

      Sonny is the Head and Managing Director of the Consumer, Private and Business Banking business at Standard Chartered Bank, UAE. He is responsible for driving Wealth Management, Retail Products, Distribution/Branch Banking across Priority, Premium, Personal and Islamic segments. Prior to this role he was the Regional Head of Strategic Transformation, Alliance and Performance Management for Africa and the Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank. Before relocating to Dubai, Sonny was the Head of Retail Banking for Standard Chartered Bank Zambia and Southern Africa. He took up senior leadership responsibilities at a very young age and he has held a number of senior executive roles in the Bank which include; Head of Retail Clients, General Manager for Distribution for Zambia and Southern Africa and Head of Corporate Affairs. As an entrepreneur, Sonny is a joint owner of Air Mafuta Aviation services. He founded this company in 2009 together with two other Directors. The company supplies aviation fuel to both local and international clients. Sonny holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and he has a degree in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing from the University of Zambia. He is married to Ngosa and he has three sons – Joshua, Josiah and Joel. Outside the work arena, Sonny enjoys travelling, astronomy, natural history and following latest natural and science discoveries.

    • Tamas Fodor - Sberbank Hungary - Member of the Board, Retail Banking

      Tamas Fodor - Sberbank Hungary - Member of the Board, Retail Banking

      Tamas Fodor is a member of the Board of Directors of Sberbank Hungary since August 2014, responsible for Retail Banking. He joined Sberbank in 2013, and his name is associated with Sberbank Europe’s most successful regional retail sales project, Sales Force Effectiveness. The experienced banking specialist worked for GE Consumer Finance for 15 years in various senior leader positions in Hungary and in Australia. He studied at the Budapest University of Economics (Corvinus) and he is the father of two children.

    • Berrak Yenal - Intertech (a Subsidiary of DenizBank) - IT Executive Vice President

      Berrak Yenal - Intertech (a Subsidiary of DenizBank) - IT Executive Vice President

      Berrak Yenal is an IT Executive Vice President and Agile Leader at Intertech a subsidiary of Denizbank -Emirates NBD group in Turkey. Responsible for Retail Banking, SME, Agricultural and Commercial Loans and Credit Risk software development at Intertech, which has 54 financial corporate customers including 35 banks in 11 different countries around the world. Works towards the goal of building a strong team spirit and collaboration with an Agile mindset. Skilled in delivering successful products and services by focusing efforts on creating business value and rewarding innovation. Drives the transformation of the organization, utilize new technologies and adopts practices such as Agile, Product Management, and DevSecOps. She has over 20 years of systems development and implementation experience in banking and finance industry, and has worked at MSM- Iktisat Bank - group, Denizbank and Intertech. Mrs.Yenal graduated from the University of Istanbul in Turkey with a Bachelor of Computer Science Engineering, in addition, obtained Executive Leadership certificate from Oxford University.

    • Erik Roka - Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo - Head of Mass, Premium and Network Department

      Erik Roka - Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo - Head of Mass, Premium and Network Department

      Erik Roka is the Head of Mass, Premium and Network Department at Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo, part of the Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI). After starting his career in Central Bank of Kosovo back in 2005, he has been engaged in various roles at Raiffeisen for nearly 15 years. From 2015, Erik is also a Supervisory Board member at Raiffeisen Broker Insurance in Kosovo. Erik's banking career is recognized for his leading role in the development and transformation of Private Individuals and Premium banking in Kosovo. In recent years Erik was in charge of the initiative to transform the branch network by making it the fine blend of a classic, cashless, and digital banking known for its superior customer experience. Erik is extremely proud to be an important member of a passionate team of bankers that embrace the Bank's Strategy of being a pillar in the community for over 15 years in Kosovo.

    • Erkan Dervis - Fibabanka - Director of Digital Channels

      Erkan Dervis - Fibabanka - Director of Digital Channels

      Erkan is the Director of Digital Channels in Fibabanka. Responsible for Internet and Mobile Banking Department, Call Center Platforms Department and CRM Technologies Department. Skilled at leading Digital Transformation of banking digital channels, Platform Banking, SuperApp, Open Banking, Payment Systems, and IT Transformation. In addition to more than 20 years of programming experience, he worked as software engineer, software architect and middle-high management positions in his 15 years of professional business life. Before Fibabanka, worked at Ziraat Bank, Turkey Is Bank / Softtech, Meteksan and Dogan Holding companies. Took key roles in major software development, IT transformation projects and business process improvements. Graduate from the Eastern Mediterranean University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, in addition, holds a MBA Degree from Bilgi University.

    • Ivan Ivanov - Bulgarian-American Credit Bank - Director, Retail Banking

      Ivan Ivanov - Bulgarian-American Credit Bank - Director, Retail Banking

      Ivan Ivanov is Director Retail Banking at Bulgarian-American Credit Bank (BACB). He has 16 years of banking experience in the fields of Retail banking, lending, sales, process management, management of branch network and HR. Before joining the team of BACB in December 2018, he was taking the position Head of Retail banking in Allianz Bank Bulgaria. Recently he is responsible for business development, sales to retail and micro-enterprise customers, product development, innovations, branch network management, development of sales channels. He is member of the Credit Committee, the Committee for New and Active Products and the Committee for Social activities of the Bank. Ivan has Bachelor degree in Finance and Masters degree in International Economics. He also has Executive MBA from Cotrugli Business School /Zagreb/.

    • Luka Milinkovic - NLB Banka - Senior IS Auditor

      Luka Milinkovic - NLB Banka - Senior IS Auditor

      Luka Milinkovic has many years of experience in controlling and managing of IT security risks through the development of new solutions and performing IT audits. Luka has participated in various projects such as development and implementation of crypto algorithms and protocols, authentication methods, GDPR, digital payment systems, blockchain technology, data protection and implementation of models for the automatic detection of internal/external fraudulent acts. Luka has experience in defining and improving the ITIL processes and IT controls, strategic IT management and IT risk management.

    • Dr. Okan Acar - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - Digital Banking Group Manager

      Dr. Okan Acar - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - Digital Banking Group Manager

      Okan has 21 years of banking experience in several departments including Credit Analysis, Product Development, Retail Marketing, SME Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation and Private Banking. He also taught undergraduate courses at private universities for 3 semesters. He has a PhD in Finance at Istanbul University. In addition, he has an advanced CMB license, credit and corporate rating licenses and a BES certificate. Since October-2020, he has been working in the digital banking group of Kuveyt Turk.

    • Ozgur Bilgin - Aktif Bank - Payment Systems Development Director

      Ozgur Bilgin - Aktif Bank - Payment Systems Development Director

      Ozgur holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a master's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Istanbul University. Ozgur has 23 years of information technology experience, especially in payment systems. He has worked at various financial institutions and technology companies since 1998. The institutions he worked for are Esbank, Ak Odeme Sistemleri, Verifone, Akbank and Turkish Economy Bank, respectively. Since August 1, 2019, he has been working as the head of department in Card Payment and Transition Systems Application Development Department at Aktif Investment Bank.