Umar KhanHead of Innovation at Noor Bank
Specialising at the intersection of disruptive technology, human performance and strategy, Umar is the Head of Innovation at Noor Bank. Here, Umar leads the Fintech, Design Thinking, Digital Ventures and Agile Delivery work streams.
Umar navigates Noor Bank to develop and drive the regional digital ecosystem by working with leading-edge technologists, local government entities, digital accelerators, start-up fintechs and international academic institutions. Engagements include working with Smart Dubai on conceptualising and developing the UAE’s Blockchain Trust Network, mentoring and engaging with Fintechs at the DIFC Fintech Hive and partnering with regulators at the ADGM.
Educated at establishments including Manchester Business School, Cranfield University and IDEO, as an Agile Coach, advanced Design Thinker and Executive NLP Master Coach, Umar is passionate about enabling people to create “change that matters” in organisations.
With focus on Digital, Innovation and Culture, Umar has led global transformations across oil & gas, aviation and banking. In addition to holding international senior leadership positions in top-tier management consulting and banking, Umar has built and led a highly specialised aviation start-up to provide innovative, regional air transportation and digital solutions.