The Fintech Surge Advance Team

The Fintech Surge Advance Team is a group of Fintech leaders from around the world engaging in year-round activities from online discussions, closed-door meetings, webinars, interviews, and in-person meetups in Dubai. The Advance Team’s role is to lay the groundwork and inspire the most relevant and interesting topics for discussion in the build-up to the live and in-person event in October. More importantly, it is a community and a resource offering members access to a global pool of expertise with a platform to connect, share and gain industry insights and create opportunities for each other.


Brett King

Founder and CEO, Moven

Tuncay Tuncer

Executive Director, Group Online & Mobile Banking, Head Digital UAE, Standard Chartered Bank United Arab Emirates

Anna Maj

FinTech Leader & Advisor, WBAF

Mai Santamaria

Head of Financial Advisory, Department of Finance, Ireland

Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

Managing Editor, Cointelegraph

Michele Curtoni

VP Digital Product Development & DLT, State Street

Peter Tavener

CFO & COO, Beehive

Jamie Broadbent

Head of Digital & Innovation, RBS International


Networking Events

Members of the Advance Team are invited year round to networking events and closed-door discussions both online and offline in preparation for the event in October. Throughout the week of Fintech Surge, Dubai World Trade Centre will host dinners with speakers and sponsors.

An Exclusive Club of Fintech Professionals

Membership to the Advance Team is by invitation only and reserved for senior professionals and thought leaders from financial incumbents, traditional banks, regulatory bodies to the full spectrum of the fintech ecosystem of challenger banks and technology disrupters in Paytech, RegTech, Insurtech, Open Banking, and Insurtech.