Advisory Board & Mentors

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President FinTech Hive, DIFC

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Raja Al Mazrouei is the Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In this capacity, she oversees the innovation initiative that brings together key stakeholders from the financial services sector including Financial Institutions, Government entities, Technology Partners and Entrepreneurs to develop technologies for the financial industry. Raja works with startups, scaleups, and entrepreneurs specifically in areas of Fintech, Regtech, and Insurtech and assists in scaling and growth of these companies through building an enabling ecosystem for growth.

Raja Al Mazrouei is an executive graduate from Harvard Business School; and a member of the Harvard Business School MENA and Central Asia Advisory Board based in Boston, the Vice President of Harvard Business School Club for the GCC and Director of Dubai Fintech Ventures.

Advisory Board & Mentors

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive


Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer for MENA & Turkey


Gladys Chun

General Counsel & Head of Government Affairs

Lazada Group

Kristy Duncan - Profile

Founder & CEO

Women in Payments 

Monica Garde

Product Manager


Carol Grunberg

VP & Executive Officer

Northwestern Mutual

Kirti Lad

Executive Director

Meraki Executive Search & Consulting

Meirav Peled

Director of Partnerships


Azhar Mambetova

Head of Strategic & Innovative Projects Department

Kompanion Bank

Evans Munyuki

Chief Digital Officer

Emirates NBD

Carrie Suen

Head of International Legal Team

Ant Financial

Vikram Subrahmanyam

MD Asia Pacific CIO & Operations & Technology Head


Debra Taylor

Founder & COO

Open Sparkz