PayExpo Europe 2018

8-9 October 2019
Business Design Centre, London


Zubair Ahmed

Zubair Ahmed

CIO, Emirates Islamic
Zubair Ahmed is the Senior Vice President at ENBD Group Operations & Transformation. Previous to this role, Zubair spent more than 2 decades in challenging leadership roles, at the heart of the Finance Technology industry. A Harvard Alumni, with 26+ years of IT & financial industry experience, he enjoys been customer facing and engaging businesses in strategic use of technology. Excels in enterprise transformation, has led and produced compelling results in creating business innovation at the grass-roots of the organization. As the Chairman of the UBF IT Committee, Zubair leads the technology agenda for banks, enabling collaborations and advisory with the regulators.

Author of the book "Power To Kids" which serves as a guide in 'applying quality & management principles to parenting'. Actively involved with a number of non-profit causes across the region. As an ardent speaker and a life coach, Zubair is regularly featured in numerous conferences around the world.

In the Fintech space, Zubair has served as a mentor and coach in several initiatives internationally. As a regular contributor to publications, Zubair has authored articles on the association and healthy coexistence of Fintechs and Banks, which have been published in magazines such as CIO Applications, The Fintech Times (UK) to name a few
  • PayExpo is fantastic because it has thought provoking discussions and is a great place to connect with other leaders in the industry.
    Megan Caywood
    Starling Bank
  • Very well organised, covering all the key topics with an inclusive and relevant speaker and exhibitor base.
    Helene Panzarino
    Rainmaking Colab Fintech
  • Very wide ranging and varied content with a good mix of fact and opinions, hotly debated.
    Ian Dawson
    Hays Travel Limited
  • This is both a networking event and a trade show, and should be in everyone's diary.
    Paul Love Twelves
    Open Payments Cloud
  • Had a great time across the two days, very well looked after and heard some interesting things about the industry. Look forward to returning next year!
    Jon Ellis
    Atom Bank
  • PayExpo 2018 was fantastic with a great variety in exhibitors as well as content for talks and debates. We found some very good potential partners that will help us make a major impact in the banking industry over the next few years.
    Simon Phillips
    Money Global Limited
  • I really liked the sessions and panel discussions and I am looking forward to some more presentations.
    Liisi Kirsipuu
  • I found the event very interesting and lively, I really liked the presentations in theatre 2 as I am coming from a payments area I found them very informative.
    Martynas Rajuncios
    Lietuvos Bankas


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