Episode 45: FinTech Journeys from all the world – Egypt

New week, new format! “FinTech Journeys Around The World” deep dives in the Egyptian innovation ecosystem, a setting no stranger to the hosts Meaghan Johnson and Matteo Rizzi. The talk offers 3 different perspectives into the conversation: the ecosystem builder, the corporate, and the technology startup. Respectively – Karim SamraI founded Changelabs (https://changelabsme.org/) to give entrepreneurs and youth in the MENA region the opportunity to use business as a force for good; Dante Campioni – CEO & Managing Director of ALEXBANK (https://www.alexbank.com/en/retail) with an extensive experience in the region and strong commercial expertise gained from his diversified roles in business units in the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, which started in 1979; and Frans Van Eersel, CEO and Founder of dopay (dopay.com), a technology start-up company that aims to break the cash cycle at the payroll of underserved employees in emerging markets.

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Meaghan has over 8 years experience researching and analysing customer journeys, trends and innovations within the digital financial services space. She also has deep experience in customer testing, the jobs to be done framework, and UI design. She began her journey in digital financial services at Mapa Research, where she worked closely with dozens of financial institutions digital teams including: American Express, Barclays, UBS, Nordea, ING, AIB, RBS and others. Here she informed digital product and strategy teams of competitor mobile and desktop banking initiatives and provided bespoke research and workshops in new product development. After Mapa, she co-founded 11:FS, where she co-build 11:FS Pulse. In addition, she worked closely in the early stages of greenfield digital banking projects where she provided support in market, competitor and customer analysis. Since 2017 Meaghan has been consulting banks of all shapes and sizes, fintechs, company builders, management consultancies and crypto companies as a freelancer in customer experience, design, product strategy and data commercialisation in Europe, Africa, North and Central America. She also creates and executes customer testing programmes, and runs competitor insights and blue sky thinking workshops. Meaghan is also a Partner at Pacemakers, Senior Advisor at EFMA, Fintech Lead at Solvers, and Breaking Banks Europe Podcast Host.