We must empower every individual and every business with the technology to control their financial lives’.

Sael Al Waary is both a Banker and a Technologist. He is the Chairman of AFS and also Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Bank ABC Group, with more than 30 years of experience in London and at the HQ in Bahrain.

Mr. Al Waary is recognized for spearheading a number of Fintech innovations across the Middle East, in particular the establishment of Ila Bank, a new digital mobile-only bank which will be launched in Q4 of 2019 in Bahrain and will be rolled out to Egypt and Jordan in 2020.

Mr. Al Waary has a strong passion for FinTech and is an advocate for driving innovative products and services to enable greater financial inclusion across the region. He understands the importance of the change required in the Banking sector to remain competitive in the ever-changing landscape.

Mr. Al Waary is well respected as a thought leader, conference speaker and panelist for leading FinTech events such as Innovate Finance Global Summit, the Middle East and Africa FinTech Forum, and Euromoney.

Mr. Al Waary is also Chairman of Arab Banking Corporation Jordan, Chairman of the NeoBank venture Ila and Vice Chairman of Arab Banking Corporation Egypt. He has previously served on the Board of Banco ABC Brasil.


Arab Financial Services (AFS)