First Time in the Region
head of Partner Affairs and Communications Azerbaijan State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations Azerbaijan
Managing Director Global Growth Hub United Arab Emirates
Senior Vice President, Merchants and Commerce Mastercard
Director Product Management - Apps, Infrastructure & Data Platform Microsoft (UAE)
Drives the GTM for hybrid infrastructure modernization, application innovation, data platform, artificial intelligence and analytics across open source and Microsoft platforms
Founder & CEO Grizzly.fi
Head of Gaming, Polkastarter
Founder, iNov8 Next Open Labs
Managing Director MENA, Swift
Onur Ozan is a Managing Director, Regional Head for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, at SWIFT, spearheading strategic and business development initiatives in 28 markets. Onur is responsible for delivering instant and frictionless payments solutions through Payment Market Infrastructures, Banks and Fintechs.
Prior to his current position, Onur was in charge of channel management strategy and solutions sales efforts across Middle East, Turkey and Africa in over 70 markets.
Onur is a recognised payments expert with over 15 years of experience in regional and global roles within the financial services, particularly B2B, B2P, and P2P payments. Onur is passionate about payments, technology, customer value propositions, and crafting successful go-to-market strategies.
A people’s person, enthusiastic about developing and sustaining high-performing diverse teams. Onur is an EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) accredited coach/mentor actively taking part in corporate mentorship programs.
Mr. Ozan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from Işık University, Turkey, and an MBA degree from Hult International Business School, USA. He has also undertaken Management Programme for Finance Executives at Solvay Brussels School and certifications from Insead on Strategy, Building Digital Partnerships and Organizational Behaviour.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Zand
Olivier Crespin is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zand. Since taking on this role in 2018 he has focused on leveraging hybrid digital banking strategies to establish Zand as the first fully digital bank in the region to combine both retail and corporate banking. Crespin brings over 20 years of extensive expertise and leadership roles in digital banking and FinTech across Latin America, the USA and Asia. He recognises the need for a customer-centric approach to humanise the banking industry. Prior to Zand, Crespin has been an award-winning leader at CIMB Bank, DBS and Citigroup. Across those roles he’s led flagship programs into new markets including India and Indonesia and spearheaded the implementation of innovative technologies
Head of People Experience Novartis Switzerland
Author of ‘Flip the Script’ & ‘Pitch Anything’ & Founder Intersection Capital
Director Chinese Ministry of Commerce?
Co-Founder & CIO Velas
Breathwork Therapist (AE)
Head of H&M Beyond, H&M
Partner - EMEA Rise Capital (AE)
Founding Partner Matcha Capital