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The Arab Women Making Noise in the Fintech and Blockchain Industry

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In an industry that seems to be dominated exclusively by men, women in the Arab world are not only investing in cryptocurrencies, but are redefining their role in the fintech and blockchain industry.

A study conducted by the World Economic Forum in 2021 showed that “women are underrepresented in the blockchain industry,” and the tide is shifting, especially in the Arab region.

As the global crypto wave penetrates the Arab world, crypto startups and companies are emerging and more women are taking on essential roles. Emerging as founders, CEOs and blockchain specialists, these Arab women are riding the inevitable crypto wave.

Dina Summern – Bahrain

a force to be reckoned with, Dina Summern Founder and Managing Director of CoinMENA, the fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchange based in Bahrain. Coin MENA Users can deposit, trade, and withdraw crypto assets “In a safe, transparent and regulated manner,” said Samaan.

Samaan has been in the crypto blockchain space for a long time and was one of the first to provide access to crypto in the MENA region.

Ola Doudin – United Arab Emirates

Known as “Bitcoin Pioneer” of local cryptocurrency, Ola Dodin has established itself as a major player in the nascent crypto scene in the MENA region. Doudin is the CEO and co-founder of BitOasis, a Bitcoin consumer wallet and instant exchange.

Her company was founded in the United Arab Emirates in 2015, recognized as the largest and most trusted crypto platform in the MENA region.

Salwa Radwi – Saudi Arabia

Introducing NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) to Saudi Arabia Salwa Radwi is the CEO of Nuqtah, Saudi Arabia’s first NFT marketplace. Passionate about building a community of blockchain advocates and art lovers, Radwi’s ultimate goal is to boost Saudi Arabia’s creative economy.

Iman Mutlak – Jordan

As an entrepreneur, financier and social activist, Iman Mutrak CEO and founder of INGOT, a consortium of multinational companies providing global crypto services. INGOT provides users with blockchain technology that aims to reduce transaction costs, generate liquidity and provide efficient market prices.

Noha Shaker – Egypt

Noha Shaker Founder and Executive Director Vice-President of the Egyptian Fintech Association and elected Vice-President of the African Fintech Network. She is also the founder of TechFin Holding, a company that builds and invests in financially inclusive businesses.

Shaker has been named one of the leaders influencing the future of the financial industry on the 2019 FinTech Hot List by Innovate Finance. This was in recognition of her work in building a comprehensive and collaborative Echo system for fintech startups.

Raja Al Mazrouei – United Arab Emirates

With over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, Rajah Al Mazrouei is an award-winning digital transformation leader specializing in the financial and technology sectors.

Al Mazrouei is the Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive, overseeing the region’s first fintech accelerator. Her expertise in finance and technology has made FinTech Hive a major contributor in the UAE’s digital economy.

Amber Gadar – Lebanon

Amber Gadar Founder of Alliance Block, a company aiming to build a “decentralized financial ecosystem”. He started his career in global investment research at Goldman Sachs London, then at JP Morgan London where he led macro systematic trading strategy efforts and focused on fixed-income dynamic risk premium trading strategies. focused.

Ghaddar is a lecturer and speaker at various world-class conferences, including TEDx, Money2020, UN Women, Davos, and talks about capitalism and Calibrocracy. She was also featured on Fintech Times’ Crypto Powerlist in 2020.

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