Speakers

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  • EBINTEC 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.

    • Andrea Isola - N26 - General Manager Italy & South East Europe

      Andrea Isola - N26 - General Manager Italy & South East Europe

      Andrea is General Manager Italy & South East Europe at N26, responsible for growing the digital bank presence and key offering in the Italian and South East Europe market. Andrea joined N26 at the beginning of 2019, moving to the company’s Milan office from New York City, where he was a Principal for Bain & Company. With over 14 years of experience in management consultancy, Andrea thrives in the space where banking, finance and technology converge. Over his career, he has helped some of the world’s largest players in the industry to establish agile working models and implement complex digital transformations in markets all across the globe. Andrea holds a degree in international business from Nottingham Trent University. He is also a certified Scrum Master and Product owner.

    • Jitka Haubova - Komercni Banka - Member of the Board of Directors

      Jitka Haubova - Komercni Banka - Member of the Board of Directors

      Jitka Haubova is a member of the Board of Directors of Komercni banka responsible for the bank’s daily operations, its premises, legal, regulatory projects, payments innovations and clients authentication. Komercni banka is the parent company of KB Group (the “Group”) and a member of the Societe Generale Group, ranks among the leading banking institutions in the Czech Republic and in Central and Eastern Europe and is a universal bank providing a wide range of services in retail, corporate and investment banking, accessible through KB’s branch network, its direct banking channels, and the subsidiaries’ own sales network. I joined Komercni banka 14 years ago firstly working for GTB and corporate and municipal banking (which I have been managing for the last four years). At the beginning of my professional career I was the manager of the government agency providing support to Czech exports as well as for several years co-owning a family restaurant. I am a certified international auditor for processes and structural funds. In April 2020, she became the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Komercni banka Jistota Foundation, which contributes to improving the quality of life of people with various disabilities and newly dedicate 30% of its contributions to support projects that are part of a new pillar of support called ´Sustainable Future´. She was ranked amongst TOP 25 women in the Czech Republic by Economia and amongst the most influential women in the Czech Republic by Forbes, 2020, 2021 and also finalist of “Manager of the year 2005”, Czech managerial association.

    • Frederic de Melker - Rakbank - Managing Director, Personal Banking

      Frederic de Melker - Rakbank - Managing Director, Personal Banking

      Frederic de Melker was appointed Managing Director of Personal Banking at RAKBANK in December of 2017. Frederic is currently running the Bank’s entire personal banking segment, which entails building and implementing strategy, growing the sales volumes, diversifying the product portfolio, and expanding on services offered to all individual customer segments. Frederic consistently follows a customer-centric approach when launching new products and services. His experience and strong knowledge in the banking field expands into the delivery of end-to-end digital channels and digital transformation that aims on enhancing customers’ banking experience. That being said, Frederic trusts that constant contact with customers’ through relationship management creates an appropriate balance with the digital element of banking. Over the last 20+ years, Frederic has held various senior positions across international and regional banks, with robust exposure specifically in the Middle Eastern markets.

    • Radu Topliceanu - BRD - Groupe Societe Generale - Deputy CEO and Head of Retail Banking

      Radu Topliceanu - BRD - Groupe Societe Generale - Deputy CEO and Head of Retail Banking

      Radu Topliceanu is a Retail Banking leader with extensive knowledge of strategy, segments and products management, digital transformation and digital and physical channels management. Currently he is Deputy CEO and Head of Retail Banking in Romania’s 3rd largest bank, leading the transformation into a to customer first, omnichannel bank, using technology to empower human interactions and to answer evolving customers’ expectations.Throughout his career he worked in Executive Management positions in regional and global banking groups, across various emerging and advanced markets in Europe and Asia. Prior to current role Radu worked in Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore and in Sberbank Europe in Vienna. Earlier in his career Radu spearheaded Raiffeisen Bank Romania transformation from product led into customer centric organization and pioneered digitalization in Romanian market, building award winning call center, internet and mobile banking solutions and leading client adoption of digital.

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

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

      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.

    • Vlad Stanilescu - Raiffeisen Bank Romania - Chief Digital Officer

      Vlad Stanilescu - Raiffeisen Bank Romania - Chief Digital Officer

      Seasoned executive in the Digital Transformation area with extensive experience also in Product Management, IT / Engineering, Operations and Customer Success. Vlad implemented large scale transformation programs in multiple companies, including banks. Vlad has a background in technology, being an engineer himself, and his strongest point is combining his background with the business and management experience, making him able to be the catalyst of change and bringing people with diverse backgrounds and skills together to drive change.

    • Berke Tok - Garanti BBVA - Digital Product and Business Development Manager

      Berke Tok - Garanti BBVA - Digital Product and Business Development Manager

      Berke attended Sabanci University from 2007 – 2012 where he got his degree in Management and started his career in Garanti BBVA Mobile Financial Services. Since then, he is a part of Garanti BBVA Digital Banking department and he is currently leading the business development team.

    • 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.

    • Fabian Eberle - Keyless - COO & Co-Founder

      Fabian Eberle - Keyless - COO & Co-Founder

      Fabian Eberle is a Co-Founder and COO of Keyless Technologies, a deep-tech cybersecurity company, started by cybersecurity experts and experienced entrepreneurs, building the world’s first privacy-first biometric authentication and personal identity management platform. Fabian previously worked with McKinsey & Company and SAP, where he led strategy and digital transformations. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

    • Francois Balaa - BBAC Bank - Head of Digital Banking

      Francois Balaa - BBAC Bank - Head of Digital Banking

      Responsible for Digital Transformation. Heading: Development of Digital Channels & Services, Debit, Credit Cards & e-payments services and Contact Center.

    • Gurhan Cam - DenizBank - Digital Generation Banking Senior Vice President

      Gurhan Cam - DenizBank - Digital Generation Banking Senior Vice President

      Gurhan started his professional life in Fortisbank as Management Trainee on Corporate Banking. By ending 3 years in banking, Gurhan converted his career to IT business and soon became Department Head of Core Banking IT Projects and accordingly Department Head of Retail Banking. Throughout his 8 years IT career Gürhan has successfully built business in both local and international projects. At March 2012 Gurhan has attended the foundation team of Digital Generation Banking at DenizBank as Department Head of Innovative Special Projects. By returning to banking business he has played leading role in building up new generation products and services in past 3 years. He is one of the architecture of award winning products FastPay, Twitter Loan, MobilDeniz, Direct Banking Platform (DijitalDeniz). He has spent many effective efforts resulting with DenizBank’s “Most Innovative Bank Of The Year” and “Global Innovator” title winning. Through the pipeline he gained the MSc degree on “Strategic Marketing and Brand Management”. Now he is working as Digital Generation Banking Senior Vice President, responsible from Mobile Platforms, Direct Banking and Digital Payment Systems. He is also President of DenizBank Innovation Committee coordinating the Innovation process all around the bank.

    • Halil Ozcan - Turkish Economy Bank - Digital Banking Director

      Halil Ozcan - Turkish Economy Bank - Digital Banking Director

      Halil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Galatasaray University, in Istanbul, Turkey. He has 10+ years of professional experience in financial services and technology management with a wide range of innovation projects mostly focused on digital banking, and new technologies. Halil is currently in charge of sales and marketing of digital bank CEPTETEB at Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) BNP Paribas JV in Turkey. He had participated several roles in business development, marketing, mobile strategy including launch of CEPTETEB Pure digital bank. Prior to joining Turkish Economy Bank, he worked as consultant for IBM and focused on financial services projects such as new channel development for banks and insurance companies. Halil is fluent in Turkish, English and French.

    • 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/.

    • Jameel Khan - Mashreq Bank - Head of Digital & Innovation, Corporate & Investment Bank

      Jameel Khan - Mashreq Bank - Head of Digital & Innovation, Corporate & Investment Bank

      Jameel is a seasoned financial services professional with a career spanning 12 countries over the last 20 years. Transformation focused and operating at the intersection of business and technology, he’s currently helping Mashreq execute its Digital Strategy across the Wholesale Bank. Jameel has been based in the Middle East for six years and closely follows developments in banking, emerging technologies and exponential business models. Jameel graduated in Engineering and Management from Imperial College, London, completed his Master’s in Computer Science from the University of London and business education from Insead. He has built his career helping banks solve complex challenges as a management consultant with Accenture & KPMG in the UK, Mainland Europe and the Middle East prior to going into industry with Mashreq.

    • Jan Adamovsky - Slovenska Sporitelna - Chief Security Officer

      Jan Adamovsky - Slovenska Sporitelna - Chief Security Officer

      Working for Erste Bank Group since 2007, my experience includes leading and managing security teams, creation and fulfillment of security strategy, defining security requirements for large project in banking area and preparation and execution of various organizational changes. Able to see problems from various perspectives thanks to real-life working experience as a Bank security representative in multiple countries and IT provider security representative. Currently responsible for 2 security divisions within banking group, in Slovak Republic and in Serbia. I like to challenge traditional approaches and do things that makes sense.

    • Joerg Prinzhorn - Wacom - Director Sales EMEA

      Joerg Prinzhorn - Wacom - Director Sales EMEA

      As Director Sales at Wacom Europe GmbH, Joerg Prinzhorn is responsible for the EMEA region. He’s operating from Austria and, together with his team, he’s providing solutions for signature workflows in combination with Wacom’s own developed hardware and software to their strong partner network. Before joining Wacom in the year 2016, Joerg worked 12 years as Business Development Manager for Wincor Nixdorf in Germany in the banking solution sector. The banking market is his home. His vision: "Digital signature solutions bridge between two separate business processes. The market has many answers to media disruption. The easiest way for all customers is to sign on a signature display without any further knowledge of digital certificates." Due to the Corona situation, Wacom displays have developed an interesting new use case. Wacom recommends using them in your online meetings as an additional communication channel for your sketches in whiteboard apps.

    • Martin Sladecek - Societe Generale - Director of Digital Strategic Studies

      Martin Sladecek - Societe Generale - Director of Digital Strategic Studies

      Martin Sladecek is the Director of Digital Strategic Studies in Societe Generale. Martin focuses on the agile leadership of Digital Banking & Financial Innovations, Innovation Culture, Open Banking, FinTech, Sustainability and emerging market trends. He evangelizes related & up-to-date topics such as the open economy, creation of digital ecosystems and definition of a new customer value in the new challenging era of banking. Before joining Societe Generale, Martin has worked as management and business advisor and consultant with over 20 years of hands-on consultancy and managerial experiences in the business and ICT challenges of the banking and finance sector focusing on business innovations, digital marketing and communication, technology advantages and multichannel solutions delivered to CEE banking market leaders such as Komercni banka (Societe Generale), VUB (Intesa Sanpaolo), Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (KBC) or Global Payments Europe. Martin holds an Ph.D. and Certificate in Management from the Czech Technical University in Prague and besides his banking career acts as the professional coach.

    • Maurice Lisi - Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Multichannel & CRM S/D, International Subsidiary Banks Division

      Maurice Lisi - Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Multichannel & CRM S/D, International Subsidiary Banks Division

      Maurice has spent the last 15 years, taking care of the transformation of customer-facing channels in Intesa Sanpaolo, firstly for the Italian market and then in the International Subsidiary Banks Division. He leads the digital transformation process in all the subsidiary banks ecosystem of Intesa Sanpaolo, defining and implementing the strategic path of the transition from a "traditional" bank environment to an up-to-date, modern environment able not only to cope with technological and innovation changes, but also to exploit those changes for creating a competitive advantage. A passionate transformation and innovation addicted, he is present on the industry conferences, sharing his point of view and experience on the digital transformation journeys, evolving banking industry, digital strategy and customer experience.

    • Michal Niwinski - Santander Bank Poland - Cards Head

      Michal Niwinski - Santander Bank Poland - Cards Head

    • Mike Parsons - QUALITANCE - Chief Executive Officer

      Mike Parsons - QUALITANCE - Chief Executive Officer

      Since quitting university after seven weeks, Mike has gone on to achieve remarkable feats. He launched Australia's first internet radio station, lived in Europe and USA, claimed a Guinness Book of Record and sold his Silicon Valley Startup. Mike is currently the Chief Executive Officer at QUALITANCE and advises Fortune 500's such as Ford, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, News Corp and Breville. During his time in advertising, Mike won many global awards - DA&D Pencils, Cannes Lion’s, Effie’s – even a TED award. His talks span innovation, marketing and embracing change in the business world. He’s passionate about understanding how to unlock the value in Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Rapid Prototyping, and Agile Development in a world defined by technology and data. He's appeared on CNN and the FT.

    • Mustafa Burak Coskun - Vakif Participation Bank - IT Strategy and Governance Vice President

      Mustafa Burak Coskun - Vakif Participation Bank - IT Strategy and Governance Vice President

      M. Burak Coskun is an IT Strategy and Governance Vice President at “Vakif Katilim” which is one of the youngest members of participation banking sector. Responsible for R&D Center, Project Management Office and Enterprise Architecture groups at Vakif Katilim, which has 120+ branches, 480.000 retail customers and 70.000 corporate active customers. Burak has more than 17 years of business experience in Turkey and the Gulf region, gained experience in the industry of banking and telecommunication, and has been a manager in Banking Innovation, Open Banking and IT DevOps for the last 2.5 years. He leads the banking innovations and R&D Center Projects and also Biometric Technologies and Blockchain Solutions. He is also responsible for the management of all IT Projects within the bank. He graduated from the University of Dogus, Istanbul in Turkey with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering, in addition, obtained Graduate degree Master of Business Administration.

    • Ragnar Toomla - SEB - Chief Product Owner Digital Channels

      Ragnar Toomla - SEB - Chief Product Owner Digital Channels

      Seasoned digital transformation expert with more than 20 years of digital banking experience working in various positions in SEB. I have had a unique opportunity to set up and develop practically every remote banking solution in SEB, ranging from call-centre, ATM network to internet- and mobile banking.

    • Zoltan Danko - OTP Bank - Head of Distributed Systems Software Engineer Team

      Zoltan Danko - OTP Bank - Head of Distributed Systems Software Engineer Team

      Hands-on experience in digital transformation in corporate environment. Expertise in cultural transformation which requires an attitude of growth mindset and collaboration skills.