Private Island Fintech Edition

28-29 Feb 2024 | Dubai

#DFISX Speakers

#Event Speakers

VIP Speakers & UAE Government


Adnan Al Noorani

Founder of Future Innovation Summit & Chairman of the Board at LEO Investments & D1 Technologies

H.E. Mohamed Bin Taliah

Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government | Prime Minister’s Office – UAE

Salim Al Shaami

Executive Director – Government Services Sector | Prime Minister’s Office
43 - H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi

H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi

Former Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

MD, PhD, Founder & Chairperson UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)
His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim

His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim

Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMIEmirates)
44 - His Excellency Omar Omair

H.E. Omar Ahmed Bin Omair

Director General Department of Land & Real Estate Regulation Ajman Government

Dr Humaid Al Shamsi

AI Expert & Information Technology Advisor at Abu Dhabi Police | Prominent AI Technology Specialist
72 - Helal Tariq Lootah

Helal Tariq Lootah

Co-CEO & Co-Founder at Lune Technologies | Board Member of the Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB)

His Excellency Marwan Al Sarkal

Managing Partner of Chapter 3 | Former Executive Chairman of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority
Hasan Fardan Al Fardan

Hasan Fardan Al Fardan

CEO-Al Fardan Exchange | Board Member & Head of Fintech sub-committee | Vice-Chairman – GSCS Group Of Companies & Fardan Al Fardan Holdings
Maher AlKaabi Photo

Maher Al Kaabi

Advisor to the Group Chairman & Independent Board Member, Al Serkal Group, Member of the Executive Committee, Emirates Members for Investors Abroad, Chairman of BoG, Co-Founder of Blink

Prof. Muthanna Abdul Razzaq

President and CEO and Member of the Board of Trustees – American University of the Emirates (AUE)
76 - Amal Alblooshi

Amal Alblooshi

Director of the UAE National Wellbeing Program | UAE Digital Wellbeing Program Lead
34 - Roberto Croci

Roberto Croci

Director of Value Creation & Transformation at the Public Investment Fund (PIF) | Former Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups (MEA)

Abdulmohsen Al-Fekr

Office team, Kuwait Ministry of Finance | Owner & Manager – Sahaeb Investment Portfolio & Sahaeb Sports Portfolio
Abdulla Al Nuaimi

Abdulla Al Nuaimi

Board Member IBG – Insurance Business Group | Expert in Financial Services | First Emirati CEO to win Insurance Professional of the Year 2022

Marko Cadez

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) | Vice-Chair of the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Committee
Hashim Syed

Hashim Syed

Regional Product Lead EMEA – Google | TEDx Keynote Speaker – Entrepreneur
18 - Reem Al Harbi

Reem Alharbi

Chief of Strategy & Operations at Eye of Riyadh | MENA Female Role Model awarded | International Event Organizer | Government and Private Sector Connector
49 - Andrea Prazakova

Andrea Prazakova

Senior VP, Innovation, ESG & Gaming @Mastercard EEMEA | Co-Founder of Space Uncensored
Mohammad Hanif Al Qassim

Mohammad Hanif Al Qassim

Chief Operation Officer at CSR UAE Funds | Managing Partner at The Manor Hotel by JA | Youngest Global Advisory Council Member

Susana Correia

Head of Search & Staffing MENA – LinkedIn Talent Solutions | Coach & Mentor | DE & I Ambassador

Dr Nahla Abdul Razzaq Kazim

Director of Fertility Preservation – Bourn Hall Fertility Centre | Consultant Reproductive Medicine and Infertility | Adjunct Associate Professor, OB. Gyn, UAE University  
Faisal Ali AL Rashid

Faisal Ali AL Rashid

Senior Director of Demand Side Management and Energy Policy Expert | Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
64 - Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi

Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi

Senior Executive Director at Imdaad Group IAAPA Board Member, Vice Chair GlobalFM and VP – MEFMA
Feras Adel Al-Salem

Feras Adel Al-Salem

Chairman of the Kuwait Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates | CEO of Al-Salem International | Petroleum Expert

Mohammed Hassan Alnaimi

Chief Executive Officer at Arabian Consolidated Trading Group

Alex Chehade

Executive Director & General Manager of Binance FZE in Dubai | Regulated Virtual Asset Exchange

#Event Speakers

Meet our top speakers.


Prof. Marwan Ghosn, MD, MHHM

Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University in Beirut- Lebanon; Consultant Hematology Medical Oncology

Dr. Tatiana Khoury

Head the Breast Unit at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital in Dubai.

Ronald Thomas

Global HR Excutive, Former CHRO & CEO, EX-IBM, EX-XEROX

Prof. Dr. Maurits Van Rooijen

Chairman OF GISMA’S Board Of: Governors Leadership

Faisal Iqbal

Head of Innovation | Amazon Web Services Middle East & Africa

Dr. Abdulla AlShimmari

CEO and Founder of HCMS.ai (Human Capital Management System)
Mohammed AlGhazal is an award-winning energy influencer, working as the Chief Executive Officer of Noor Energies

Mohammed AlGhazal

Chief Executive Officer of Noor Energies
Dr. Jassim Haji

Dr. Jassim Haji

President of International Group of Artificial Intelligence / Executive Advisor at HH Shk Nasser AI R&D Centre
Professor Suresh Kumar

Professor Suresh Kumar

CEO & ExCo member in the Emirates Bank/Emirates NBD Group 1985 2012 in Dubai UAE

Prof. Ghanim Kashwani, PhD, CEng, FICE

PhD, CEng, FICE Society of Engineers, UAE

His excellency Ahmad Sayer Daudzai

Charge d’affaires at the Embassy of Afghanistan in UAE
Pegah Gol

Pegah Gol

Executive Board Member, Investor and COO of the first Al/ML Talent Solution. – CEO & Founder of PegahGol Co.
Prof Hamid Akbari

Professor Dr. Hamid Akbari Javar

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Dr Fatima Beena

Dr. Fatima Beena

Recipient of “Amity Young Researcher Award” and “Best Woman Performer in Academic Leadership Award (Overseas)”,
Barbara Cardili

Barbara Cardilli

LABCARDI CEO, Consultancy for Commercial Strategy, Marketing Plans & Events

Eng. Maitha Al Blooshi

Electronic Engineer, Multi Award Winning Youth Leader, Motivational Speaker, Scrum Master at ENBD and founder of Be You
Joelle Saab_

Joelle Saab

Recycling & Treatment Director at Dulsco | Environmental Solutions Expert | Sustainability Leader
19 - Mohammed AlTaani

Eng. Mohammed Al Ta’ani

Secretary General of Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC) and the Vice Chairman of Jordanian Renewable Energy Society (JRES) & general manager
74 - Nita Odedra

Nita Odedra

Director – Strategy at Blue Rhine Industries | Co-Founder at Waai Tek
Simba Makahamadze

Simba Makahamadze

Principal Consultant PalladiumIP Consultants|Zimbabwe, UAE | Founder & CEO | AllThingsIP Africa | Zimbabwe, SA, UAE
23 - Albert Alterjman

Albert Alterjman

Global MedTech and Healthcare Transformation Leader | Former Senior Executive at Siemens & GE
24 - Ullas Rao

Dr. Ullas Rao

Assistant Professor Of Finance Heriot-Watt University Dubai
25 - Sarah Sefiane

Sarah Sefiane

CEO and Founder of Skyrize Partners | Advocate for Women in Leadership | Strategy Consultant
26 - Dr. Heike Lieb-Wilson

Dr. Heike Lieb-Wilson

Founder of Brightly Labs | Wellness Brand Advocate | Fashion Industry Expert | C-Level Management Consultant | Strategic Thinker
31 - Rory Moore

Rory Moore

Advisor to the UK Government on Volunteering Strategy | Founder of World’s Largest Covid-19 Volunteering Network
32 - Rungano Innocent Nyaude

Rungano Innocent Nyaude

Chairperson | Zimbabwean Business Council – UAE

Olena Shyrokova

President of Ukrainian Business Council in UAE | Vice Chairman at ICC UAE Commission on Trade &Investment
Steele Hemmerich

Steele Hemmerich

President and Co Founder of Interfield Global Software Inc. | Board member of Canadian Business Council | President of Leaderstar Solutions Corporation
36 - Jorge Carrasco

Jorge Carrasco

Managing Director FTI Consulting | Blockchain and Web3 Expert | Enterprise Blockchain Strategist
Jose Aguero Avila

Jose Aguero Avila

Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the United Arab Emirates
38 - Baybars Altuntas

Baybars Altuntas

Former Senior Advisor of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) | Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
39 - Dr. Eyüp Vural Aydın

Dr. Eyüp Vural Aydın

Visionary PPP Infrastructure Expert | 20+ Years Shaping Global Projects
40 - Jagadeshwaran Kothandapani (Jags)

Jagadeshwaran Kothandapani (Jags)

Managing Director TTS Payments and Receivables citi bank Head for Middle East and Africa (MEA).
41 - Major General Masood Ahmad Azizi

Major General Masood Ahmad Azizi

Former Deputy Interior Minister for Policy and Strategy of Afghanistan | Former Consul General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
42 - Sanja Radlovacki

Sanja Radlovacki

Executive Director of the UAE & Serbia Business Club I Board Member I C – Level Managment Int. Business Relations Consultant
45 - Dr Raymond Lihe

Dr. Raymond Lihe

Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Business Analysis & Director of IBM Programme De Montfort University – Dubai
46 - Dr Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar

Dr Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar

Chief Research Officer Secure Systems Research Centre Technology Innovation Institute Adjunct Research Professor, EECS, Khalifa University
47 - Daryoush Golfar

Daryoush Golfar

Founder & CEO – DARA HOMES Properties | Former Senior Sales Director at DAMAC Properties
48 - Alfred Serhan

Alfred Serhan

Legal Consultant in Oil and Gas Sector Experienced International Public Law Specialist

Hassan Al Ali

54 - Safaa Khatib

Safaa Khatib

CEO at Tajwal Telecom | Former Director of Telecommunications & Media Innovations Expert in Fintech and Business Strategy
55 - Nawar A. Wahed

Nawar A. Wahed

Chief Executive Officer at EurAsia Gulf Business Network Specialist in East European & Central Asian Business Relations in the GCC
56 - Khalid AlAwadhi

Khalid AlAwadhi

Founder of Remal IoT, Advocate for Programming Education & Technological Empowerment

Younis AlDawoodi

Head of Hospitality and Building Development at Fam Holding | Former Area Country Manager at Kerten Hospitality & Head of Pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai
58 - Sophia Delavari

Sophia Delavari

Financial Advisor | Client Relationship Executive at AIX Investments Irish Entrepreneur & Health and Success Coach
59 - Eric Balance

Eric Balance

Founder of Balance Media Ventures conscious business curator, host, visionary, and integrator
60 - Rudy Shoushany

Rudy Shoushany

Award Winning, Founder of CryptoTalks & DxTalks the Digital Leaders Platform BCC Management Consultancy | Forbes Technology Council
63 - Zehra Fattah Bani

Zehra Fattah Bani

Supporting global government entities with Economic Development FDI and job creation. Leading high performing BusinessDevelopment teams
65 - Hassan Moufid Halawy

Hassan Moufid Halawy

General Manager at Elite Agro Projects a leading specialized Agriculture Construction Company in the GCC & Africa
66 - Francisco Pellegrini, MBA

Francisco Pellegrini

MBA| CEO at Yalla Baby Box and Kim and Kimmy (Subscription E-commerce and Worldwide Diapering Brand)|Growing Tech Companies|
61 - Dr. Maya Al Hawary

Dr. Maya Al Hawary

First Arab-Emirati female PhD holder in smart leadership and emotional intelligence
70 - Yulia Stark

Yulia Stark

President at the EWA European Women’s Association | 40 under 40/ TOP 50 Global Inspirational Woman
71 - Timur (TimurInvest) Kudratov

Timur (TimurInvest) Kudratov

Founder of LWK Group | Partner and Board Member Enlightened Minds
20 - Dr. Hanan Selim

Dr. Hanan Selim

Pharmacist of the Future | Founder and CEO, Tackle & Talk Mental Health and Well-being Expert | Global Union Ambassador
75 - Richard Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald

CEO and Founder of Augustus Media | Publisher of Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi, and Smashi

Mohamed Shawky

Founder of GIS Drones Aerial Photography Services | Certified commercial drone pilot by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Hasnae Taleb

Hasnae Taleb

Partner and CIO, Ento Capital | Partner & CIO, $2.8B AUM | TV Personality & Influencer

Teodora Cosic

Managing Partner at N2Growth Executive Search | Leadership Development | Executive Advisory
Zed Ayesh

Zed Ayesh

Board member for Stone Mason Investments | Author-The Ratio of Success

Dr. Jia Xiao Fang

President of UNSDG World Futures | Chair of World Health & Medical Tourism Expo (WMTCE), Belt and Road World Health Forum, China-Arab Economic Investment Forum
87 - Paris Ashkenazy [Metawoman]

Paris Ashkenazy [Metawoman]

Digital Artist , Entrepreneur, Artist Of Label Warner Brothers First Metawoman In Metaverse

Simon Pavitt

Chief Operating Officer, London Technology Club | Leading Practitioner of Growth stage Tech Investing | Author |

Ramy Elias

Regional Sales Manager, New Energy Middle East & Africa
67 - Dr.Nawab Shafi ul Mulk

Dr. Nawab Shafi ul Mulk

President at Mulk Med Healthcare Torchbearer Of Modern MedicalTechnology | Pioneer Of Teleradiology in UAE

Eng Ali Abdulhaq Al Baloushi

CEO of EcoX Group | Former Board member of the directors of ETIHAD CREDIT INSURANCE of United Arab Emirates Federal GOV (ECI)

Ahu Amenien

Founder & CEO of Scalar Symphony | Pioneer in Wellness as a Service (WaaS) & Regenerative Healthcare Advocate

Ibrahim Seksek

CEO of Rainmaking MENA and Africa | Serial Entrepreneur | Mentor | Trainer

Maria Ivanova

Founder and CEO Gingo Partners | Investor Relations & Portfolio Management Consultant

Ghina Itani

Senior Vice President, Middle East | Corporate Communications | Business Development | Marketing

Ahmad Salem

Senior Vice President, Commercial & Business Development – AIQ | Head Of Commercial, Energy Division – G42

Ilya Likhov

Founder and CEO of Neosun Energy | Hi-tech Entrepreneur

Jorge Sebastião, CISSP

Co-Founder Global Blockchain Organization | Co-Founder EcoX – Largest Blockchain & Technology community of Middle East

Anna Tutova

Public Speaker | Fortune media journalist and CEO of Coinstelegram, Crypto-media group & Consulting Agency

Baz Nijjar

Principal Advisor – Education Technology at GEMS Education I Industry & Education Partnerships

Sergey Likharev

Founder and CEO of Waste-To-En startup | Experienced C-suite executive | PhD, MBA, CSCP, CLTD

Tanja Blatnik

Founder & CEO – Ondina Strategy | Senior Management Consultant – GenePlanet

Iulia Berea

Head of Legal FlowX.AI | Managing Partner – Berea Legal Law Firm

Mihaela Tudor

Founder of the international PR & Marketing agency, Tudor Communications | Award-winning PR and journalist

Ezra Reguerra

Crypto and Blockchain Journalist | Reporter at Cointelegraph | Content Marketing Strategist

Hajar El Haddaoui

CEO – Circular Economy Company Ltd | Guest Lecturer | Executive Board Member | Author | Seasoned CEO, CTO, CISO and Advisor

Alina Mustafina

Editor-in-Chief of electronic periodical – “Professionals in Medical Devices” | Head of Regulation Affairs Department – Rusatom

Mariam Hachem

Head of Partnerships and Solutions | GE HealthCare MENEAT (Middle East, North-East Africa, Turkey, & Central Asia)

Lorena Dias Gargaglione

Tax Lawyer | State Councilor – the Mato Grosso Section | Deputy Secretary – Commission for Integration with the Superior Courts

Yuri Rabinovich

Founder and Managing Partner – VNTR Capital | Entrepreneur | Investor

Marius Marinoff

Founder & CEO – Infinity Resource | President – Romanian Business Council, UAE Founder – Hoff Group Global | Technical Consultant

Alena Yudina

Founder of the EmTech metaverse and Quantum Leap Strategy | Blockchain Expert | Co-founder – IndoSwiss Blockchain Alliance

Anas Bachar

Founder, Shareholder, & Managing Director – Sprezzatura Advisors | Co-Founder, Shareholder & Co-Managing Director – Africa Organics SARL

Inge Van Belle

Co-Founder Herculean Alliance | Partner Stanton Chase | Keynote speaker | Author | Leadership Consultant| Board member

Rehab Khalaf

Chief Human Resources Officer – Invest Bank | HR management, and Talent development | MBA

Afeef Veetil

Head of Information Security – Invest Bank | Certified Cybersecurity professional (MSc Information Security, CISSP, CISA)

Nicoleta Remmlinger

Head Of Business Development at 4most, Middle East & Africa Markets

Duane Lyons

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Digital Health board – Lyons Global- USA

Dr. Alan Shatzel, DO, MBA

Chief Executive Officer Mercy Medical Group, California, USA | American Board Certified Neurology and Sleep Medicine, California | Executive Physician Champion and Digital Health Leader in California,

Dr. Susan Nasab, FACOG

Global Executive Medical Director at Lyons Global, USA | Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist at Reproductive Fertility Center, USA | Diplomate of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bita Lyons, MBA-HIL

Chief Operating Officer at Lyons Global, California, USA | Former National Co-Chair of Physician and Clinical Team Experience, USA | Former Executive Virtual Care Patient Experience Governance, USA | Former Telemedicine Leader Federal Government, USA |

Prof. Dr. Fariborz Bagheri, MD, FEBU, PhD

Associate Professor of Urology | Guinness World Record Holder – Urology | Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon | Consultant Urologist, Dubai Hospital, DHA & Medcare Hospital | Consultant Urologist, Medcare Hospitals, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Julie Wei-Shatzel, DO

Global Executive Digital Health Medical Director at Lyons Global, USA | American Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in California | Author of “Time Restricted Eating: A Look Into the Lifestyle” Book, USA

Mansoor Madhavji

Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund | Web3 Investor | Startup Growth Hacker & Mentor

Rezarta Bytyci

International Media & Marketing Expert | CEO of Xaka Communications, Dubai

Aidan Burley

Head of Sales & Marketing – QluPod AG | Chief of Staff to the Sovereign Advisory Group – WorldPR | specialist in Public Affairs, & Corporate strategy

Maja Antolovic

Director of Representative office in Dubai, UAE | Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dr. Arman Edalatpour

Ambassador for Therootbrands | Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon | Founder – Health Consulting Company, Holistic Healthy

Dagmar Turkova

VP & Partner EWA Invest – EWA European Women’s Association | Board & Startups Advisor | Bridging Companies to UAE & Nurturing Investment Relations.

Ersoy Erkazanci

A financial correspondent for Bloomberg HT in Dubai |TV Presenter | Moderator | Connector

Akanksha Goel

Founder & CEO – Socialize | Regional Lead, We Are Social / Plus Company | Social Media marketing Pioneer

Alexandra Dorf

Co-founder – Greeno | Serial Entrepreneur and Business angel

Dr Zulya Maizetova MD, MBA

Specialist in Regenerative and Functional Medicine, Speaker at the World Anti – Ageing Medicine Congress from 2008 | Medical Wellness Consultant

Ana Maria Pătru

Social Entrepreneur & Certified Mediator | President – Permanent Electoral Authority in Romania | Vice President – World Association of Electoral Bodies

Fatima Abbas Fadhil Al-Jamali

Co-founder – Cell Therapy Center at the University of Jordan | Head of Neuroscience Research | Co-author – Stem Cell Therapies in Neurological Disorders

Fadila Ghandour

Founder & CEO – ScoreHub & Eduverse platform/APP | Socio-educational Counselor | Member of the European Women Association

Ana-Maria Alexandru

Founder – AMA Leadership Academy | Accredited Master Coach – International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring | President – Romanian Association for Professional Coaching ARC-PRO

Blake Wilkinson

Blockchain, Crypto-Asset & Technology Business Development Specialist | Managing Director – UAE Romanian Business Council

Genoveva Turcu

Vice President of UAE – Romanian Business Council, Chairperson of Romanian Dubai Business Council | Regional Leader of the EWA European Women’s Association | Co-Founder and President of APEB

Florina Onetiu

Founding Board Member – Romanian Dubai Business Council | CEO & Co-Founder of XCLUSIVERSE | Techpreneur | Innovation Catalyst | Marketing Expert

Yana Leonova

Head of Dubai Chapter VNTR VC | Member Of Board Of Directors Of Future Innovation Summit

Eetu Kuneinen

Co-Founder & Chief Fintech Officer at DGC (goldbacked stablecoin) | Founder – Fintech news platform (fintechs.fi). | President – Eurasia Continental Financial Limited

Jacky JT. Wong

Founder & CEO, DGC Global Gold DMCC | CEO – QGOLD Exchange & QGOLD Future Co. Ltd.

Navin D’souza

Co-Founder & CEO at Comtech Gold | Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) | Chartered Accountant

Ilya Karpov

Business Development Executive at Hawex Group LTD | Crypto-trading and Consultancy | Cryptographic Strategies & Business Empowerment

Nikita Sachdev

Founder of Luna Media Corp | Founder and CEO of Luna PR & Luna VC | CEO of Cointelegraph MENA

Hashem Al-Ghaili

Founder of Science Nature Page | Science communicator, author and filmmaker

Valentina Marinoff

Executive Board Member UAE – Romanian Business Council

Angus John Maccormick

Managing Partner – Settlemint | Sales leader & Coach in AI | Cloud | IOT | CyberSecurity| Blockchain | Fintech | Metaverse | Software

Tariq Ahmed

Chief Retail Officer – The Ultima World DIFC

Ramia Farrage

Senior Producer and Presenter at Forbes Middle East

Alexey Moskalev

Biogerontologist | Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences | Member of the Scientific Council of the RAS “Life Sciences”| Member of the Central Council of the Vavilov Society of Genetics & Breeders .

Moshe Cohen

Former President Of Israel High Tech Industries Association

Victoria Kochergina

Founder of AGELE | Organizer of 42meetup.com