Dubai has increasingly become a hub for Fintech as it continues to showcase new and cutting-edge solutions in the region. On the back of its strong presence of being a financial hub for MENA, Dubai has quickly embraced to adapt to the new models, thinking and innovations that Fintech possesses. With an increasing buzz of innovators and enablers in the region, a forward-thinking government, along with new Fintech start-ups successfully building products and fundraising, Dubai has the right ingredients of becoming a Fintech hub.



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Ahmed Al-Balaghi

Ahmed Al-Balaghi is a Blockchain Researcher, Investor and Managing Director at Viewfin focusing his efforts and research on FinTech, Blockchain, and global industry trends.

Having spent over 2-years within the Blockchain industry in China, the U.K., and Dubai, he has developed deep industry expertise. His research and investments span across Blockchain protocols, digital assets, digital identity, crypto economics, and exchanges. He is also the Founder and Co-Host of ENCRYPTED, the first podcast dedicated to Blockchain in the Middle East.

He graduated with a first-class degree from the Queen Mary University of London studying Economics and Math. He then was awarded a scholarship to study Mandarin at Fudan University for two-years.

During his time at Fudan, he was the Cofounder and President of the Fudan Blockchain Association and was the FinTech Lead for an entrepreneurship project in Shanghai with a team of UK-China entrepreneurs and the British Government in Shanghai.

Ahmed has also worked in institutions such as Citibank, Dow Jones, Sequoia and Ofgem.

Ahmed can also speak Arabic and Chinese.

Ahmed is also a Co-Community Partner for FinTech Connector in Dubai.

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Amin Elkholy

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