Speakers

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  • ENBANTEC 2021 Conference Speakers

    • Alfonso Ayuso - Banco Sabadell - Head of Regulation and Public Policy and Deputy General Manager

      Alfonso Ayuso - Banco Sabadell - Head of Regulation and Public Policy and Deputy General Manager

      Currently he is working as Head of Regulation and Public Policy at Banco Sabadell, formerly as Chief Innovation Officer. He has developed his professional career in several banking entities managing positions of responsibility in areas related to technology, financial markets, product development and relationship with clients, such as Treasury and Capital Markets, Private Banking or Research. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the IE Business School. Likewise, he is a very active member of Spanish sectorial working groups belonging to the Spanish Banking Association and acting as member of the board in several organizations like Alastria Blockchain Consortium, Redsys or Iberpay, among others.

    • 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.

    • Aysenur Hickiran - DenizBank - Executive Vice President, Payment Systems and Non-Branch Channels Group

      Aysenur Hickiran - DenizBank - Executive Vice President, Payment Systems and Non-Branch Channels Group

      Aysenur Hickiran has 25+ years experience in consumer banking. She joined DenizBank in 2013 as Executive Vice President responsible for Payment Systems and Non-Branch Channels Group. In addition to her current role she is a member of Supervisory Board at Denizbank AG. Before joining DenizBank she was the Country Business Manager at Citi Turkey. She was responsible for the entire retail business and support functions. She also headed the transition team responsible for integrating CitiBank Retail Business into DenizBank. During her 17 year tenure at Citi she took various responsibilities in Consumer Banking division. She has led the bank’s strategy in establishing and expanding Citi’s best in class sales channels, phone sales and digital transformation successfully. Prior to her Country Manager role she served as Asset Business, Bancassurance and Sales & Alternative Distribution channels EVP. She was the Country Sales Head for retail products, insurance and head of loans business till 2006. Before, she has served as Sales Head and Regional Manager at Citi. She is married and has two children.

    • Margus Simson - Komercni Banka - Chief Digital Officer, Member of the Board

      Margus Simson - Komercni Banka - Chief Digital Officer, Member of the Board

      Studied in Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia in the field of economics. From 2000 to 2006, he worked as the director of the web environment department at SEB Bank. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Director of Electronic Channels at Swedbank. From 2009 to 2013, he held various positions in the field of information technology within Eesti Energia, which is the largest producer and supplier of energy in Estonia. From 2009 to 2017, he worked as an expert in digital strategy and CEO at Ziraff, consultancy company with the widest experience in digital services in Estonia. From 2017 to 2019, he held the position of CDO at Luminor Bank. Since January 2019, he was elected by the Supervisory Board as a member of the Board of Directors of Komerční Banka, Chief Digital Officer with responsibility for managing the technology areas and digitalization in the bank.

    • Robert Wright - Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo - CEO

      Robert Wright - Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo - CEO

      Robert has over 35 years of banking experience of which 20 years have been in international banking. For the last 11 years Robert has been Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisen Bank in Kosovo and for 6 years prior to this he was Retail Board Member for Raiffeisen Bank Albania. Before that he worked for a Bank in Saudi Arabia as General Manager for Business Development. Robert’s expertise and experience is in areas such as change management, employee engagement and creating customer focused cultures. He regularly presents at international banking conferences and has been chairman of the Kosovo Banking Association for many years. Robert’s interests include long distance running, travel and the renovation of a 200 year old house in France.

    • Sonny Zulu - UAE Standard Chartered Bank - Managing Director, Retail Banking

      Sonny Zulu - UAE Standard Chartered Bank - Managing Director, Retail Banking

      Sonny is the Head and Managing Director of Retail 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.

    • Ali Alomran - Arab National Bank - CIO

      Ali Alomran - Arab National Bank - CIO

      Ali Alomran is a recognized technology and banking executive with over 25 years of progressive achievements in banking, investment, and financial technology. He is the CIO for Arab National Bank and its subsidiaries. Ali is regular speaker and advisor in regional finance and technology events.

    • Kadir Mustafa Ozturk - Intertech (A Subsidiary of DenizBank) - Executive Vice President, Software Infrastructure

      Kadir Mustafa Ozturk - Intertech (A Subsidiary of DenizBank) - Executive Vice President, Software Infrastructure

    • Kannan Rasappan - Banfico - CEO

      Kannan Rasappan - Banfico - CEO

      Open Banking expert who has worked & advised leading financial institutions in the UK - RBS, HSBC, WorldPay, Lloyds Banking Group. An active participant at various working groups on Open Banking and speaker at various conferences. Currently serving as Advisor to Berlin Group's NextGenPSD2 standards - EU's most widely used API specification. Also currently serving as Open Banking Advisor at Grant Thornton. CEO & founder of Banfico, who is helping banks to get PSD2 compliant by providing consulting & implementation services. A strong advocate of Open Standards and expert in identity & security. Come from a highly technical background with 18 years of experience & is a hands-on solution architect. Graduate in Applied Mathematics.

    • Rami Al Karmi - Jordan Ahli Bank - Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

      Rami Al Karmi - Jordan Ahli Bank - Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

      Rami is a futurist proud geek, cross-industry innovation and lean exponential growth advisor, investor and executive. He is the senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Jordan Ahli Bank, also he is CEO of Ahli FinTech the 1st Bank fully owned financial technologies company and fintech accelerator in the Middle East. Rami is an Innovation X speaker at NASA's cross-industry innovation summit, a mentor at 500 Startups, Unreasonable Future, and Startupbootcamp fintech, chairman at Arcoten, Octonius.com, member of the board at Al Raed Arabi School, and member of the advisory board of Think Barter Network, Roybi AI-Powered Robots, and WAKE International in San Francisco. Rami founded his 1st startup at the age of 19, he holds an Electrical Engineering degree from University of Jordan, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkeley, and “The Leading for the future”, and “The Leading, Organizing for Action” Executive Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Senior Executive Education Program at UC San Diego. Rami is a passionate advocate of the Lean Startup movement and is a regular judge, mentor & keynote speaker at the region's important innovation, entrepreneurship & technology events. He designed and produced a number of events and interventions in this space including the THINKLEAN speaker series, LeanStartupProgram, BackToStartupBasics, and his popular innovation/futurist talks titled: The Future of ....

    • Tolga Macit Gusar - TEB - Retail Banking Sales & Contact Center Group Director

      Tolga Macit Gusar - TEB - Retail Banking Sales & Contact Center Group Director

      Finance Executive with over 23 years of extensive experience in Banking, Business Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Digital Strategy, Corporate Relations, Asset Management and Capital Markets. Specialized in Retail&Private Banking, Asset Management and Investment Strategy. Fund Manager, Head of DPM & Chief Strategist at Garanti Asset Management since 1997, before being assigned as the Executive Vice President responsible from Business Strategy, Product & Sales until 2018. Head of Private Banking Sales as a Director until the end of 2019 and Retail Banking Sales & Contact Center Group Director since then at TEB. PhD in Accounting and Auditing, Istanbul Aydin University 2012-.... Thesis Phase. MBA in Finance, Yeditepe University 1999-2003. Management, Bogazici University 1993-1997.

    • Tomas Reytt - mBank - Director of Sales & Distributional Channels CZ/SK

      Tomas Reytt - mBank - Director of Sales & Distributional Channels CZ/SK

      Tomas Reytt is Director of Sales & Distributional Channels in mBank CZ/SK responsible for development of all channels including both digital and physical and introducing new initiatives & projects to provide innovation and disruptive solutions to the market and create seamless experience in digital channels. Tomas has more than 19 years experiences in strategy and transformation, product and segment business in Retail and MSE, pricing and life-cycle management, process management (Lean, Sigma and Kaizen) and business development in the financial industry. Prior to joining mBank he has worked more than 4 years for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) as Manager in Financial Services Management Consulting practice and for Ceska Sporitelna (TOP 3 Czech bank, part of Erste Group) where he was responsible more than 11 years for management of product and segment business in Retail and MSE, process management and optimization through Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen, bank‘s performance improvements, product, segment & sales channel strategy. Tomas holds Master’s degree with double major – MBA at The Nottingham Trent University and Prague Schools of Economics, is 6 Sigma – Green & Black Belt.