9th May 2023 10:30 AM - 1:30PM
JW Marriott Hotel, Riyadh
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.
The session will cover :
Learn about the key trends shaping digital payments landscape in KSA what businesses need to do to adop to this transformation
Interact with leaders from Amazon and learn how leading businesses in KSA use services from Amazon to take digital payments from customers
Discuss problems related to digital payments and learn what payment methods and solutions will help unlock business growth
What new payment methods would be important going ahead and why?
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 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).