Mr. Salim Awan

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Mr. Salim Awan

Managing Director - Institutional Payments Solutions


Salim Awan is a seasoned payments, cards and financial industry professional with over 20 years in the industry, including 14 years at different leadership roles in the GCC. He worked with several of the Middle East’s leading banks and financial institutions, encompassing card issuing, and acquiring / processing portfolios, and also in the FinTech start-up sector agency banking and micro lending. In his experience, he has facilitated mergers and acquisitions and pre-IPO global equity partnership investments.


Salim is a firm believer in the transformational power of FinTech for businesses and consumers, including democratisation of payments and financial inclusion via digital simplification.