Mr. Rami Al Karmi
SVP - Chief Innovation Officer
Jordan Ahli Bank
Rami is a proud geek futurist, author, executive coach and advisor, sought-after speaker, strategist, investor, and executive. He travels extensively addressing various topics including breakthrough technologies, cross-industry innovation, and lean exponential business models.
When appointed as senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Jordan Ahli Bank he became the first chief innovation officer to be approved by the central bank of Jordan for such a role in Jordan, as CEO of Ahli FinTech he co-founded the 1st Bank fully owned financial technologies company and fintech accelerator in the middle east, and co-founded “AnaMeen” the First Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain-based customer identity verification platform (eKYC-as-a-service) and verified digital identity app in the Arab world.
Rami is an Innovation X speaker at NASA’s cross-industry innovation summit, a mentor at 500 Startups, Unreasonable Future, and Startupbootcamp fintech, chairman at Arcoten, Octonius.com, member of the board at Al Raed Arabi School, and member of the advisory board of Think Barter Network, Fintech Galaxy, Roybi AI-Powered Robots, and WAKE International in San Francisco.
Rami founded his 1st startup at the age of 19, he holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Jordan, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkeley, and “The Leading for the future”, and “The Leading, Organizing for Action” Executive Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Senior Executive Education Program at UC San Diego. Rami is a passionate advocate of the Lean Startup movement and is a regular judge, mentor & keynote speaker at the region’s main innovation, entrepreneurship & technology events. He designed and produced a number of events and interventions in this space including the THINKLEAN speaker series, LeanStartupProgram, BackToStartupBasics, and his popular innovation/futurist talks titled: The future of banking and banks, The future of telecom, The future of retail, The future of corporates, The Future of ….