Executive Vice President
DIFC Fintech Hive
Raja Al Mazrouei is a visionary and influential leader within the finance and technology sectors. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for progression have been the driving force behind her achievements and continue to fuel her ambition to help reinforce the UAE’s position as an innovation destination on the global stage.
With over a decade of experience in the Technology and Finance sector, Raja developed an ecosystem for financial technology entrepreneurs in Dubai, a primary contributor in naming the emirate one of the top ten global FinTech hubs. In addition, her marketing & communications expertise has enabled her to bring brands to life and foster communities to create business opportunities and societal impact.
Today, Raja stands at the helm of one of the region’s most successful financial technology hubs and has contributed significantly to building a vibrant and dynamic community of over 200 FinTech, RegTech, and InsurTech startups through the different innovation and acceleration programs.
As Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive, she brings together government entities, financial institutions, technology partners, and entrepreneurs to realize a common goal of collaboration, co-creation, and shaping the future of financial services.
The rapid growth of the FinTech Hive under Raja’s leadership has been recognized globally, with it ranked as one of the world’s best financial innovation labs. In addition, she has been named one of the top 100 Women in FinTech by Innovate Finance, the 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance by Dow Jones’ Financial News, and the top 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East by Forbes.
Raja is an executive graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS); she serves as a member of the HBS MENA Advisory Board and a member board of Trustees of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. In addition, she holds positions on the boards of Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade and Etihad Credit Insurance.