Dr. Lata Rani

Dr. Lata Rani is working as an Associate Professor and Program Anchor in the Department of Banking, Financial Servicesand Insurance at Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University-New Delhi. She has done Ph.D. from Indira Gandhi NationalOpen University, New Delhi with distinction in the Course Work, M.Phil. from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra; Masterof Commerce from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, with Distinction. She is UGC-JRF-NET Qualified. She has donemany courses from various International Universities from Coursera like Course on Financial Markets from Yale University,Portfolio and Risk Management from University of Geneva, Understanding Financial Statements from University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign, Understanding Research Methods from University of London to name a few. She has done a course onFinancial Accounting from Harvard University. She has Strong academic background with sufficient extra-curricular exposure; she has 15 years of experience of Teaching,Research, Administration, Training and consultancy. She has contributed widely in research from conceptual framework toanalysis of different financial research topics. She has been awarded best teacher awards for many years and holds goodknowledge of Research Methodology. She is a permanent member of All India Commerce Association. Dr. Lata Rani has been a reviewer and technical member for Technical Program Committee for “2021 and 2022 continuouslyfor The 9th as well as 10th International Conference on Business, Management and Governance ICBMG-2021, organized byThe University of Western Australia. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the World Research Society. Shehas delivered many talks at an academic and industry level. She has been appreciated for her academic career by differentinstitutions at national and international level. Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Productivity, Dependability, Communication,Work ethic, Organizational skills, Collaboration are few words that describe her.

Shujat Siddiqui

Shujat Siddiqui is an experienced cybersecurity expert with a demonstrated history of working in the finance industry. He is skilled in operations management, sales, communications, business development, and team building. He held positions as Head of Information Technology at Perfect Timing Technologies, Specialist at HCLTech, and Sr. Practitioner at IBM, where he gained expertise in application support and major incident management. Siddiqui holds certifications including the IBM Design Thinking Practitioner and AMCAT Certified Proficiency in English. He is based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, and has over 500 LinkedIn connections.

Hamza Naim

Hamza Naim

Dr. Hamza Naim, Assistant Professor, DSEU Dwarka, has a very diverse experience in the financial markets and is passionate about the field of research in the financial sector. He has published research papers in reputed journals and there is a long way to go. As a B. Tech graduate from Aligarh Muslim University in Electrical Engineering, he has also played his part in the solar energy sector by the accomplishment of 5 solar sites in different parts of India of capacity up to 1GW. Apart from the energy sector, he also has experience in the financial sector as an investor and a stock trader on an individual basis. After the completion of B. Tech, he also holds an MBA in Finance and PhD degree in the area of Corporate Governance (Finance) from Aligarh Muslim University.

Areiel Wolanow

Areiel Wolanow

Areiel Wolanow is the Managing Director of Finserv Experts, a boutique consultancy which focuses on emerging technology business models. Areiel has advised UK Parliament on AI and blockchain; his clients include central banks, financial regulators, and finance ministries around the world. He has contributed to research for the World Economic Forum, World Trade Organization, and Lloyd’s of London, as well as presenting on emerging technologies for financial inclusion at the G20 and serving as a guest lecturer for Cambridge and Zhejiang universities. Last year, Areiel was engaged by Google to develop the AI risk training for their own go-to-market team and by global law firm CMS to help design their AI risk assessment service offering. Finserv Experts is a small independent consultancy which focuses on emerging technology business models. Our clients range from central banks like Thailand and Saudia Arabia, to government bodies like UK Parliament and the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance, to global enterprises like Google, Lloyd’s of London, and Deutsche Telekom, all the way to early-stage startups Like Finexos UK or SeaGreen Singapore.

Bonface Ndawala

Bonface is a Johannesburg based Malawian entrepreneur and senior executive within Telecommunications, Fintech and digital transformation sectors. Comprehensive Africa experience with extensive experience of dealing with US, European and Middle Eastern investors. Proven track record of successfully managing big MNOs (Celtel (now Airtel), Zain, Globacom and Cell C) and later a Fintech organisation. Bonface is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Accountants (FCCA). Bonface is the Founder and CEO of Malcel PLC, a solutions based digital network provider and the third mobile Operator in Malawi which has just been licensed and is due to start operations in 2025.

Ahsan Abdullah

Ahsan Abdullah

Ahsan Abdullah work over 12 years of extensive experience in Advisory, Assurance, Accounting, and Investment Advisory across India and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), I have cultivated a diverse skill set tailored to serve corporates and individuals of varying scales. As a certified Management Accountant accredited by the Australian CMA Institute, coupled with a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Finance Risk Management, I bring a robust foundation of knowledge and expertise to my professional endeavors. Additionally, I have successfully completed the Accounting Technician program from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, as well as Intermediate studies from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Complementing these achievements, I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the esteemed University of Calicut. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a commitment to delivering high-quality financial solutions and strategic insights to my clients. My multifaceted background equips me to navigate complex financial landscapes and provide tailored recommendations that drive sustainable growth and success. I am passionate about leveraging my expertise to support organizations and individuals in achieving their financial objectives and maximizing their potential. With a dedication to continuous learning and staying abreast of industry trends, I am poised to deliver exceptional results and add value to any team or project I undertake.

Nameer Khan

Nameer Khan

Nameer Khan is the Chairman of the Mena Fintech Association and the Founder of FILS. With a background in business from Cambridge Judge Business School, Nameer is dedicated to pioneering sustainability in e-commerce. Through strategic partnerships and a commitment to eco-consciousness, he is driving industries towards responsible commerce and carbon neutrality. Stay tuned as Nameer continues to lead the digital payments revolution, blending economic growth with environmental stewardship for a greener future.

Zubair Mughal

Zubair Mughal

Zubair Mughal is Dedicated and industrious professional with a strategic focus on advancing Global Islamic Banking and Finance Industry. Possessing a strong foundation as an accomplished Islamic finance expert, coupled with a strong appetite for acquiring knowledge in Islamic Finance in public speaking and training, with a friendly and approachable demeanor. A collaborative team player with the ability to follow direction eagerly, while also demonstrating the capability to assume leadership roles with a deep understanding of the responsibilities and qualities expected of a leader. Shariah Advisory, Islamic Financial Engineering, Islamic Banking, Takaful & Sukuk Research,Training & Research, Structuring of Islamic Financial, Sukuk, Takaful, Islamic Fintech Products, Design and implement the poverty reduction strategies, Islamic Micro Financial Engineering, Development of Islamic Microfinance Products, , Publication on Islamic Banking & Islamic Finance, Transformation of Conventional Banking/Financial/Insurance Institutions into Islamic, Shari’ah Auditing & Accounting, , Design the Research Base Workshops for Islamic Financial Industry, Running Islamic Financial Web Portals and Blogs.

Philip Lord

Philip Lord

Philip Lord , currently serving as the President at Oobit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in his field. As a Non-Executive Director and Contributor, he brings a diverse skill set to his role, enriching the organizations he is involved with. With a notable following of 32,157 individuals and a network of over 500 connections, Philip Lord has established himself as a respected figure in his industry. Having mutual connections with Mikael Harts and two others further underscores Philip’s strong networking abilities and collaborative nature. Throughout his career, Philip has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a passion for making meaningful contributions to the companies he works with. His leadership skills, coupled with his industry expertise, have set him apart as a valuable asset in the business world. Whether spearheading initiatives at Oobit or providing strategic guidance as a Non-Executive Director, Philip Lord continues to leave a lasting impact on those around him. His dedication to professional growth and development make him a standout figure in the business community, and his reputation for innovation and success precedes him.

Dr. Zayed Alhemairy

Dr. Zayed Alhemairy

Dr. Zayed Al Hemairy, a distinguished expert in Blockchain, Project Management, NGOs, Innovation, and IT, is set to share his extensive expertise at the upcoming FiNext Conference. Leveraging 15 years of experience, Dr. Al Hemairy has been at the forefront of driving digital transformation within government sectors, with a focus on optimizing innovation through cutting-edge technologies like Blockchain. Dr. Zayed Al Hemairy‘s career is marked by a profound commitment to driving innovation and efficiency in government services. With a proven track record of automating services onto digital and blockchain platforms, his research further delves into the intricate realm of government innovation optimization through these advanced technologies.