Speech: Innovation in Fintech, And How it Can Transform the Arab World

Omar Soudodi

Managing Director, PayFort

payfortOmar Soudodi is the Managing Director of PayFort, the Arab World online Payment gateway.  Omar brings entrepreneurial innovation and extensive dotcom expertise to PayFort, coupled with strong management experience in the financial sector in the Middle East and the United States.

Soudodi was previously the general manager of Egypt, the largest online retailer in the Arab world where he oversaw the launch and the successful growth of the portal since 2009.

Prior to that, Soudodi was behind the creation and launch of in 2006 where he founded the region’s first online mortgage aggregator, earning him regional recognition and nominations for multiple entrepreneurial awards.

Before his entrepreneurial accomplishments in the Middle East, Omar spent 10 years building a successful banking career in the United States where he held several senior roles in commercial, international and private banking.  Soudodi’s banking career culminated in his appointment to assistant vice president at Bank of America, Private Banking.  Omar also served tenures with California Bank & Trust, and Sunwest Bank.

Born in New Jersey, USA, Omar studied Finance at California State University at Fullerton, and is a certified Financial Advisor by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

Omar Soudodi’s Speech

Innovation in Fintech, And How it Can Transform the Arab World