571. Insights: Opening up the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Ross Gallagher is joined by some great guests from SABB and Bank AlJazira to take a deep dive into the Saudi Fintech Scene and look at all of the innovation that is currently happening in this space. Tune in to find out more!

Our expert host, Ross Gallagher, is joined by some great guests to to talk about Saudi Fintech.

As part of its Vision 2030 initiative, the Saudi government has set ambitious targets aimed towards building a thriving and diverse economy and establishing a strong foundation for long term economic prosperity.

This has had significant implications on financial services within the Kingdom – especially with regards to Fintech and digital transformation.

But what does the Saudi banking market look like, what technologies are paving the way, and where are the real opportunity and growth areas for Fintech?

This week's guests include:

  • Henry Egan, Director, 11:FS
  • Tristan Brandt, Chief Digital Officer, SABB
  • Nahim Bassa, Group Head: Strategy & Digital Transformation, Bank AlJazira

All of this and much more on today's episode!


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Special Guests: Henry Egan, Nahim Bassa, and Tristan Brandt.

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