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Fintech Fuse
Online
Live sessions: Dec 8 – 9On-demand sessions available: Dec 5 – Dec 16

Noha Shaker
Founder & Secretary General at The Egyptian Fintech Association

Profile

Noha Shaker is the founder and Secretary General of the Egyptian Fintech Association and the co-founder and elected Vice President of the Africa FinTech Network – both are non-profit organizations that serve Financial Inclusion and equitable economic growth across Africa, using FinTech and entrepreneurship as means to democratize finance! 

Over the past 4 years, both organizations have worked on mobilizing financial industry’s key players to engage I the FinTech ecosystem around the continent. 

The Egyptian FinTech Association’s members- include leading banks, insurance companies, private banks , telecommunications companies and think tanks/academia – fintech engagements and activities have managed to position Egypt as a leading FinTech hub in th region in less than 5 years! 

Africa FinTech network is the union of local FinTech associations across 34 African markets, mobilizing private sector’s efforts towards achieving a more inclusive financial industry! 

Noha currently leads the Digital Innovation efforts for Financial Sector Deepening, Africa. FSD Africa is a non-profit that focuses on building market capacities from regulatory, policy and infrastructure perspective. Through her engagement with FSD Africa, Noha runs initiatives across banking, insurance, capital markets and green finance sectors across key African markets. 

Noha is also a Venture Partner in Gobi Partners- the most interconnected PanAsian venture capital firm with US$1.2 billion in assets under management (AUM) across North Asia, South Asia, and ASEAN. 

Prior to that she headed the Digital Ventures and Strategic Alliance at CIBEgypt’s largest private bank, and the recipient of the best bank in the emerging markets award for 3 years in a row by Global Finance- where she managed Digital Banking and FinTech innovation! 

She has established Egypt first FinTech accelerator and First Venture Capital fund for early stage investment in FinTech. Before Establishing Digital ventures, she developed the Global Transaction Banking in CIB , where she built and managed the GTB value proposition supported by a large team covering Trade Finance, Cash Management and Custody as well as the technology infrastructure that comes with that. 

Over 22 years, Noha has helped restructure the Commercial International group, including its insurance arm, Investment bank and brokerage firm. She has held previous leadership positions between Operations, Business Development and Management, Product Innovation and financial technology, for Corporate and Business Banking building a large portfolio of corporates operating across key industries! 

She also served as a board member at Arab Academy for management & Banking that’s part of the Arab League Organization - driving Banking & FinTech education in the Arab world. She is also a non- executive board member at the Egyptian Company for consumer finance amongst others . 

Noha is also an angel investor part of the AUC angel investor network, supporting many successful start-ups. She has also collaborated on key initiatives with various trilateral agencies to enable the FinTech echo system in Egypt including IFC, GIZ, USAID and British Department for International Development, Trésor and FSD Africa. 

She has worked with the CBE on both the Financial Inclusion strategy and FinTech strategy for Egypt and also collaborated with FRA to develop the framework for the FinTech regulation about to be launched. 

Noha Is a key note speaker and a thought leader, she was selected by Innovate Finance – UK Innovation Agency to be on the power list of FinTech global leaders shaping the future of the financial industry!

Agenda Sessions

  • Going Green: Why Fintech is Crucial to Mobilising Climate Finance

    13:40