Reimagining Payments for Today’s Saudi Consumers


Event Date

9th May 2023 10:30 AM - 1:30PM

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Event Location

JW Marriott Hotel, Riyadh

Event overview

The world is on the cusp of a transformative digital transformation. The introduction, adoption and maturity cycle for technology is becoming shorter. This, combined with the increased effectiveness of technology, is significantly impacting both society and industry. Regulators, businesses and consumers alike are grappling to keep pace with this rapid digital transformation. The profound transformation of the payments industry is fundamentally altering the payments landscape and changing how key stakeholders interact.

In our endeavor to drive forward-looking conversations, Amazon Payment Services brings to you, the re:Imagine Payments forum – a space for collaboration amongst existing and potential partners to engage, explore, and establish new solutions together about the world of digital payments. Join leaders from Amazon to get deep insights on the rapidly changing digital payments landscape and how younger consumers and companies influence digital payments. Understand what are the key themes that drive digital payments and the innovative payment solutions that drives adoption of digital payments. Learn more about new payment solutions and how they help orchestrate the growth of your business by catering to the ever changing needs of your customers. Top organizations in Saudi Arabia like Jahez, Landmark Group, Ikea, Flynas, Flyadeal, Musaned and many more use Amazon Payment Services to drive digital payments and this session will give you a chance to interact and contribute to the conversations around what solutions in the future would help unlock the opportunities that the transformative landscape of digital payments presents.

The session will cover :

and will include a group discussion where participants can contribute their insights and questions to payment experts from Amazon to get an informative reference point to stay up to date with changing trends in the payments industry and among digital consumers.

Why attend? Key Messages

Key Trends

Learn about the key trends shaping digital payments landscape in KSA what businesses need to do to adop to this transformation

Interaction With Amazon Leaders

Interact with leaders from Amazon and learn how leading businesses in KSA use services from Amazon to take digital payments from customers

Unlocking business growth

Discuss problems related to digital payments and learn what payment methods and solutions will help unlock business growth

Future of Payment Methods

What new payment methods would be important going ahead and why?

Who will you meet?


CTO,CFO,Product Directors


CEO's,Founders, Chief Product Office


VP/SVP Digital Transformation


VP/SVP/Director Finance


VP/SVP/EVP/Director Technology


Heads of Digital


Heads of IT

Targeted Industries




Government organizations

Online Retail


Event Schedule

Registration + Networking

Welcome Note

Opening Presentation by Mona Alsemayen: Reimagining Payments for Today’s Saudi Consumer

Coffee Break

Roundtable Discussion led by Mona Alsemayen with Mohamed Imtiyaz: The Reimaging Payments Today’s Saudi Consumer

Q&A and Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch



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    Mona Alsemayen

    KSA Country Head

    Mona joined Amazon in March 2022 as Amazon Payment Services (APS) Country Head for Saudi Arabia. Mona is an experienced professional in business transformation and payment systems and services with extensive knowledge of the Saudi Arabian digital payments sector. As part of her role, she is leading APS team through a period of expansion in the Kingdom and enabling the digitalization of businesses across all sectors of the economy.

          Mona began her career as a payments policy specialist at Saudi Central Bank (SAMA). She was responsible for critical initiatives arising from G-20 commitments and market developments related to payment systems and services. She joined Gulf Payments Company in 2018, created by a Gulf Cooperation Committee Supreme Council resolution to build and develop a system to connect all payment systems in the GCC through an independent organization jointly funded by their central banks. As the company’s business director, Mona led the business development, business operations and marketing departments and contributed to creating the regional cross border payment service “AFAQ”.

          A graduate of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, she has received numerous academic certificates, including “Strategy and Innovation” from the MIT Sloan School of Management; “Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders” from Harvard; “Blue Ocean Strategy” from INSEAD Business School; and “Artificial Intelligence in Finance and Open Banking” from the Saïd Business School of Oxford.

    Mohamed Imtiyaz

    Head of Business Development, Amazon Payment Services MENA

    Mohamed Imtiyaz is the Head of Business Development for Amazon Payment Services in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). In this critical role, Mohamed spearheads the go-to-market efforts of Amazon Payment Services across eight countries in the MENA region, namely the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman.

          Imtiyaz has spent a decade in Amazon leading the go-to-market strategy for multiple products including Amazon Pay, Amazon Gift Cards and now Amazon Payment Services. In his 15+ years of experience in the e-commerce and fintech domains, he has scaled multiple multi-billion dollar businesses ground-up. Imtiyaz is a Fintech thought leader who has deep experience in Digital Payments, Co-brand Partnerships, Gift Cards, BNPL, and Wallets, and is passionate about helping businesses succeed using technology. Imtiyaz also specializes in People Management, Sales Ops, Inside Sales, Vendor Management, Small Business and Enterprise Solution Consulting and Pre-sales, Digital Marketing, and Product Management. Prior to Amazon, Imtiyaz has worked for Yahoo and Dell in India in the cloud and SaaS domains. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Science Engineering from JSSATE (India).