Altaf Ahmed is Director, Digital Payments & eCommerce Solutions at Etisalat. Altaf is a seasoned Digital Products and Solutions professional with 20+ years of rich experience in varied roles and organizations. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
In 2015, he co-founded Remitr, an award-winning digital cross-border payments Fintech start-up in 2015. Altaf worked for 12 years at Emirates NBD Bank, spearheading a number of key innovations in Digital Banking in the bank’s journey to become a digital leader. His key areas of experience have been in the fields of Digital Services Development and Management, Payments and Prepaid Services, Fintech Solutions, Multi-channel CRM, Marketing and Product Management, New Media Services & Solutions.
He was recently recognized by Lattice80 as one of Top50 Fintech Influencers in the Middle East. He is also the Founding Board Member of the MENA Fintech Association, a not-for-profit industry body.