Abdullah Alsuweilmy

Abdullah is the Chairman of the Board of DirectFN. DirectFN specializes in providing Financial Technology (FinTech); Financial Content (FinCon) and Financial Regulatory (FinReg) solutions ranging from, Market Information Screens, to Brokerage/Asset/Custody Management Systems and AML /Surveillance Systems deployed in some of the largest financial institutions across the Middle East and South Asia.

He also is a Board Member at Saudi Payments which is a spinoff of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and acts as the operator of the national payment infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abdullah has a degree of MBA – Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Alsuweilmy has over 30 years of experience in Technology, Finance, Capital Markets, and Leadership. He played a key role in the overhaul of the Saudi capital market and lead the establishment and development of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) to become the leader among its peers in the region and one of the major emerging markets globally. In recent years, Abdullah has chaired/served on boards of various companies (state-owned, private and family-owned) as an independent board member.

This FiNext Awards & Conference is to be held on the 26th and 27th of February at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. This is the much-awaited conference of the year as it brings together and celebrates the excellence of companies and people in the FinTech sector.

Fin-Tech industry needed space for the smartest, innovative, inventive and ambitious people to connect and create, consequently FiNext Awards and Conference were started as a dedicated platform to serve the needs of the Fin-Tech industry in terms of interaction, innovation, networking and showcasing of the talent.

Two days of celebration of people who have put their lives in innovating, transforming the way how people transact through technology. FiNext Awards acknowledge people who are bringing the future of finance through their persistent efforts.
The conference strives to build a platform for startups, SMEs, key decision-makers, researchers, investors and people from the media to interact and garner meaningful alliances.

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