Executive Vice President, Fintech Hive DIFC
As Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at DIFC, Raja Al Mazrouei oversees the region’s first FinTech accelerator, which brings together Financial Institutions, Government entities, technology partners and entrepreneurs to develop technologies that benefit the financial industry. Ms. Al Mazrouei plays an integral role in building awareness, increasing outreach and facilitating partnerships in emerging FinTech markets, such as the UK, the US, Europe, India, Asia and Africa, with the aim of positioning DIFC as the region’s leading innovation destination for FinTech. Prior to her current role, Ms. Al Mazrouei was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communication at DIFC, where she oversaw the public relations, institutional partnerships, branding and digital marketing functions for the Centre on a regional, and global scale. Previously, she held the position of Commissioner of Data Protection at DIFC, in addition to key roles as Head of Operations and Head of Information Technology at DIFC Authority. Earlier in her career, she served as Head of Information Technology at National Bonds Corporation, Director of IT Relationship Management at Dubai Holding and Systems Development Manager at Higher Colleges of Technology. Ms. Al Mazrouei is an executive graduate from Harvard Business School; she holds an MBA in Global Leadership and Management from the United Arab Emirates University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology from the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. She is also a member of the Harvard Business School MENA and Central Asia Advisory Board based in Boston and is the Vice President of Harvard Business School Club for the GCC.