Nihal Abughattas is a Founding Board Member of the MENA Fintech Association; an inclusive, not-for-profit body that fosters an open, cross border dialogue for the region’s Fintech community. Nihal is also a consultant contracted by the IFC to support their Digilab Finance initiative where she advises and trains FIs and MFIs on how to take their digital transformation projects to market.
Nihal is hired as a consultant to a number of businesses in the financial services and technology space, devoting her time in helping companies with their GTM strategy, new product roadmaps, developing new value propositions as well as enabling successful collaborations in the fintech ecosystem.
In her previous years at Temenos; the leading banking technology vendor serving 41 out of the top 50 banks globally, she assumed a number of leadership roles. She was the Regional Head of Marketing for Middle East and Africa, then moved on to becoming the Global Head of Campaigns where she managed the demand generation process for the company, raising millions of dollars worth of potential leads & opportunities in the financial technology sector. Nihal’s last role at Temenos was Marketplace Community Director for the MEA and Asia Pacific, where she drove collaboration between Fintechs and financial institutions, as well as forged strategic partnerships that supported regional reglabs, accelerator programs and other key community players.
The above sums up 17 years of experience across the region, including leading Fawry’s market inauguration and early adoption/growth stage as Head of Marketing. Fawry has grown to become the region’s first Fintech Unicorn with a market valuation above USD 1 Billion.