Nihal Abughattas

Nihal Abughattas

MarketPlace Director, MEA - APAC at Temenos

Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai Mentor

Based in Dubai, Nihal Abughattas is the Marketplace Director for Middle East, Africa and APAC at Temenos, the market leading financial technology provider serving 42 out of the top 50 banks globally. In her role, Nihal drives collaboration between Fintechs and financial institutions and forges strategic partnerships that enables ecosystem players to foster innovation in the financial technology space. During her tenor of 6 years, at Temenos, Nihal assumed other responsibilities such as the Head of Marketing for MEA as well as Head of Global Campaigns.

Nihal is also a Founding Board Member of the MENA Fintech Association; an inclusive, not-for-profit association that fosters an open, cross border dialogue for the region’s Fintech Community.

Prior to Temenos, Nihal was the Marketing Manager of Fawry, a fintech company that Mashable named among the top 15 startups to watch in Africa. In 2015, Fawry has become one of the top five international acquisitions in the MENA Fintech space.

With 16 years of experience in various leadership roles, has taken up advisory roles to early stage fintech startups in the MEA region.