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The future of banking is poised to be virtual, borderless, and connected beyond the industry. Banks will need to think and act radically to pivot for the ongoing global political, legal and social diversification which we are witnessing.

Digital challengers have developed agile and lean operations which are attune to consumers of the future. These new market entrants will not only compete with traditional banks but will act and adapt much faster.

For this purpose, we gathered senior leaders from across the Financial Services industry for conversations on the rise of the virtual bank, for which the summary clips can be viewed below.

Thank you to our panelists

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Mohammed Al Ajmi

Group Head of Retail
meem Digital Banking by
Gulf International Bank

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Mohamed Abdel-Razek
CIO – Africa Middle East
Standard Chartered Bank

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Zeeba Askar

Head of Banking & Finance

Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF)


Silvina Bruggia


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Wassim Azzi

Executive Partner

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Punit Ghumra

Vice President, Finance


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Peter Tavener

Beehive Fintech

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Sandeep Srinivasan
Head, Digital & Analytics
HCL Technologies

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Moderated by:

Kevin Hasler
Senior Director
APCO Worldwide

Rick Nugent
Head of Design & Innovation