Current Speakers

Open Banking to Open Finance Summit

Paul Melotto

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Melotto

Mr. Paul Melotto, the CEO of AlRaedah Finance a with a record of more than 20 years of financial industry success, locally is KSA and internationally. He most recently was the CFO of Deutsche Gulf Finance & founding member of the management team of one of the most successful Home Finance companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Prior to his post in KSA Mr. Melotto began his career with MortgageIT, While at MortgageIT Mr. Melotto was an integral part of the management team that brought MortgageIT Holdings to a successful IPO in 2004 on the NYSE.

Frederik Bisbjerg

Executive Director, Digitalisation & Innovation

Frederik Bisbjerg

Frederik Bisbjerg is a highly respected international business developer with expertise in digital transformation and business model innovation. He is Executive Director, Digitisation at the National Health Insurance Company – Daman, one of the largest insurers in the GCC region, where he oversees the company’s digital transformation initiatives, building a ‘digital-first’ flexible and resilient insurance company. In addition to his role at Daman, Frederik holds the position of Head of MENA and Digital Transformation Specialist with the Digital Insurer. Previously, he has been Executive Vice President for Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the largest composite insurer in the MENA region.

Mamoun Alhomssey

IT Executive (CIO)

Mamoun Alhomssey

Mohammed A Al-Shamimi

Corporate Digital Channels Manager

Mohammed A Al-Shamimi

Taimoor Hazir

Managing Partner

Taimoor Hazir

Taimoor Hazir brings over a decade of global management consulting experience in helping drive business model transformation initiatives with financial services organizations. In his role as a management consultant, he has delivered projects for financial institutions in North America and in the Middle East with names such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Bank Al-Falah & Mashreq Bank respectively to name a few.
He is lately focusing on building an open banking ecosystem in the Middle East supported by all the required stakeholders and tier-1 technologies to embrace a fully functional open finance business model across the various jurisdictions.
He is an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he majored in Finance. And certified from MIT’s Sloan School of Business in the areas of both Blockchain Technologies and Digital Strategy.

Khaled Hassab

Deputy Head of Compliance & MLRO

Khaled Hassab

Sultan Al-Hamidi

Executive Vice President

Sultan Al-Hamidi

Taimoor Hazir

Managing Partner

Taimoor Hazir

Brent McLean

Director

Brent McLean

Burak Uluocak

Head of Digital Banking

Burak Uluocak

Sunil Bazzaz

Head of Payables and Receivables, EMEA

Sunil Bazzaz

Erkan Derviş

Director of Digital Channels

Erkan Derviş

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, Türkiye İş Bank / Softtech, Meteksan and Doğan 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.”

Salil Ahuja

Head of Products - Business Banking

Salil Ahuja

Snehal Kulthe

VP – Project Management

Snehal Kulthe

Mahmoud Fawzy

Head of Transaction Banking

Mahmoud Fawzy

Jinu Johnson

SVP, Head of Personal Banking & Assets

Jinu Johnson

Suvonov Sarkar

Regional Head of Cash Management Product, MENA

Suvonov Sarkar

Nicolo Mozzatto

Open Banking Team Coordinator

Nicolo Mozzatto

As Open Banking practitioner and team coordinator, Nicolò is currently responsible for developing and positioning Open Banking strategies and solutions at Intesa Sanpaolo, the largest bank in Italy. This role exposes Nicolò to several challenges every day, dealing with a highly competitive market and negotiating with third-party players such as fintechs and non-financial service providers, in addition to fostering the digital culture within a territory-anchored giant.

Moreover, in his tenure at Intesa Sanpaolo he has been working on the ideation, creation and launch of some of the most innovative digital products such as Parking (Parcheggi), enabling customers to pay for parking via Intesa Sanpaolo Mobile app, and the development of new APIs to streamline remote mortgage applications within the #SmartCities initiative.

As well, he took part in the launch of XME Banks, the new financial aggregator (AISP & PISP) developed by Intesa Sanpaolo. With an outstanding fifteen-years-long career path, Nicolò also owns relevant expertise in the Customer Experience vertical for Financial Services industry.

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