Mr. Ali Abulhasan

Co-Founder & CEO , Tap Payments , Saudi Arabia

Ali founded Tap Payments in 2013 to solve the deep-rooted online payment problems in the MENA region. He started his career in payments in the oil & gas sector and then further developed his passion for payments while working with banks & financial institutions. Later, he got more involved with the telecom industry, which helped him become consumer-centric & technology-driven with innovative forms of payment experiences.  

As the CEO of Tap Payments, he has played a significant role in disrupting the fintech industry within the region. Tap unified the fragmented payment landscape in the region by developing a single API to access all the payment methods that consumers highly adopt within the region.  

Tap enabled organizations to accept and collect online payments with an API that has standardized local and international payment schemes, gateways, and switches from the complex integrations of the pre-Tap era, which took weeks and months, to the post-Tap era of hours and days. Today Tap serves over thousands of businesses of all sizes, from small home businesses all the way to large corporations across various industries such as Retail, Food, Insurance, Airlines, Telecom, and many others, with an automated merchant onboarding flow.

The Conference Participants

H.E. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail

Minister of Municipality and Rural Affairs and Housing , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Ayman Al-Sayari

Governor , Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mohammed Al-Jadaan

Minister of Finance , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Giancarlo Giorgetti

Minister of Economy and Finance , Italy

H.E. Mathias Cormann

Secretary-General Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development

H.E. Mohammed El-Kuwaiz

Chairman , Capital Market Authority (CMA) , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Faisal Al Ibrahim

Minister of Economy & Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Khalid Al-Falih

Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser

Chairman , Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak

CEO and Board Member , SVC , Saudi Arabia