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Maha El Dimachki

Head of Early and High Growth Oversight


Maha is Head of Department for Early and High Growth Oversight leading the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) response to the Kalifa review of Fintech and setting up the new FCA Early Oversight Function.

Maha joined the FCA in 2017 to set up the first Payments Department and was responsible for implementing the FCA supervisory strategy for the UK Payments Sector.

Maha is an experienced international business leader with a strategic focus and long-term vision. Her career has spanned multiple geographies since 1995, covering various markets in retail banking as well as wholesale and institutional cash management and working capital management.

Maha is passionate about leading and motivating teams to high performance by creating a culture of positive challenge and continuous improvement. The heart of her approach is to be a champion of diversity in all its forms, with a focus on inclusion and a drive to contribute to meaningful change.

Appears in:

Headline session: Culture over quota: How fintech can lead the way