Financial Services

Elias Ghanem

Expert in FinTech, Insurtech, Payments

Elias is the FINTECH Lead for Continental Europe at Capgemini, with the mission to engage with Fintech scaleups to actively and efficiently embed them with Capgemini Financial Services clients.

Elias is a payments expert and senior advisor, with 20+ years of industry experience at Visa and PayPal with roles spanning from APAC Head of Visa Consulting, up to PayPal regional MD in South East Asia & India and MENA. Since 2013, he has become a serial Fintech entrepreneur, having advised a dozen of high-growth and disruptive payment startups in Washington, Singapore, Barcelona, Beirut and Dubai. He sat at the Board or Chairmanship of some of these. He co-founded Telr ( in Singapore and Dubai, an online Payment Gateway, which has won the “2014 Start-up of the Year” award in MENA. He is a certified “Scaling Up” coach; an inspiring thought leader, and enthusiast speaker on the future of payments in Emerging Markets.

Elias has lived in US, LATAM, APAC, Middle East and Europe and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.

Elias Ghanem

My experience

VP Fintech Continental Europe @ Capgemini

June 2017 - Present

High Growth Scale Up Coach @ Business Coach

2016 - 2017

Mentor in Residence and Entrepreneur in Residence @ Accelerator in Spain, Lebanon, UAE

2015 - 2017

Advisor, Board member, Chairman of the Board, Angel Investor @ FINTECH Startups in US, UAE, Lebanon

2015 - 2017

Founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board @ Online Payment Gateway

2013 - 2017

Regional Managing Director @ Global leading E-wallet and E-payment solution

2010 - 2013

Consumer Credit Director & Director of Consulting @ Largest worldwide Payment Scheme

1998 - 2010

Latest Publications

Banking is essential, but what about banks?

Elias Ghanem

Technology intersects with financial services (FS) in multiple ways and is shaping tomorrow’s...


RegTech solutions can mitigate risk while aiding regulatory compliance

Elias Ghanem

Mounting regulatory oversight and today’s technology-inspired open ecosystem are a formidable...


Enabler InsurTechs – A critical partner for incumbent insurers

Elias Ghanem

Corporations sell products. Consumers buy experiences. Understanding that distinction is one...


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