Jean is a Director and leads EDC’s Dubai office. He has over 20 years’ experience in payments and financial services in the areas of strategy, financial analysis, pricing & interchange, product development, regulation and financial inclusion. Prior to EDC, Jean held several senior management positions with global payment leaders. He was previously Visa’s Chief Strategy Officer for CEMEA, overlooking investment, corporate strategy and M&A in over 90 countries. Beforehand, he spent over 12 years with MasterCard Europe in sales, finance & strategy. He holds an MSc in Applied Economics from Solvay School of Economics & Management, ULB in Belgium.
Jean Sideris (Director, Dubai) analyses the characteristics that fuelled fintech development in the Middle East and looks at elements driving future growth.
Omar Onsi, CEO and Founder of NymCard, spoke with Jean Sideris (Director, Dubai). During their conversation, Omar highlighted key aspects of NymCard value proposition for fintech in MENA, as well as his views on how the card-issuing market will evolve in the coming years in the region
On February 6-7, Egypt hosted the Seamless North Africa Fintech conference, which gathered key regional players to tackle three topics: Fintech, e-payments, and e-commerce. As more and more of such events are taking place in the region, and as more and more people consider Africa as having vast untapped potential in payments, it is worthwhile taking a look at where the continent stands in terms of electronic payments and Fintech outlook and who’s doing what.