Raja Al Mazrouei
Raja Al Mazrouei - Managing Director at Etihad Credit Insurance UAE
A renowned digital transformation leader in the technology and finance sectors. She has played a key role in enabling and transforming companies and facilitating partnerships in emerging FinTech markets around the world, including the UK, US, Europe, India, Asia, and Africa., with the aim of strengthening the UAE's position as a leading innovation hub in the region.
With over two decades of experience in the financial services and a track record of successfully turning around and enabling businesses, including her tenure as Executive Vice President at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Raja contributed to the establishment of one of the most successful tech financial hubs in the region and one of the world's top fintech innovation labs (The Fintech Hive), which has played a significant role in building a vibrant community and attracting over 500 tech and innovation companies to the Dubai International Financial Centre, creating a comprehensive ecosystem and bringing together innovation and FinTech entrepreneurs, leading financial institutions, government entities, tech partners, and investment capital to achieve a shared goal of shaping the future of financial services in the region.
Raja began her career in financial technology with an MBA in Global Leadership and Management from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in 2005. Since then, she has held several executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications and the Data Protection Commissioner at DIFC, in addition to key roles such as Head of Operation and Head ofInformation Technology at the same Centre. Earlier in her career, she served as Head of Information Technology at National Bonds Corporation, Director of IT Relationships at Dubai Holding, and Director of Systems Development at Higher Colleges of Technology. Over the past years, she has expanded her credentials over the years by completing programs at Harvard Business School, London Business School, University of California at Berkeley, Singularity University and Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance.
Raja Al Mazrouei's contributions as a pioneer in the field have been widely recognized. In addition to being selected as one of the Top 100 Women in FinTech by Innovate Finance, she has been named among the "50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance" by Dow Jones' Financial News and the "Top 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East" by Forbes. In addition to her duties as a member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director, she currently occupies the position of Acting CEO of Etihad Credit Insurance Company. She serves on various boards, including the Harvard Business School MENA Advisory, Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade, Zand digital bank, and Mohammad bin Rashid School of Government.
Raja's entrepreneurial vision and passion for innovation, combined with her commitment to the growth and development of individuals and institutions alike, have made her a significant contributor to the dynamic success of innovation and FinTech in the UAE, the Gulf region, and beyond.