RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, October 03, 2023– In conjunction with Vision 2030, a roadmap that aims to maximize Saudi Arabia’s global potential, Lars Rottweiler, CTO & co-founder of Mbanq, a world leader in Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), has been invited as a distinguished speaker at the prestigious Saudi Arabia Financial Academy Forum 2023. The event, organized by the Financial Academy, will take place in Riyadh on October 11th, 2023, and will feature a lineup of esteemed experts and thought leaders in the financial sector.
The theme of the event will focus on “Building and Reshaping Skills in the Financial Sector.” Lars Rottweiler’s presentation will contribute valuable insights to this dialogue, as he discusses the impact of rapid changes within the financial services industry and the impact of skills on human capital. He will emphasize the importance of aligning capabilities and skills with the future needs of the financial industry, ultimately showcasing new models of operating digital banks and how reskilling and upskilling can bridge skill gaps and sustain competitiveness.
Lars Rottweiler, Mbanq’s CTO, says, “I’m honored to be part of the Financial Academy’s annual event, which stands as a beacon for excellence in the financial sector. The Financial Academy’s commitment to upskilling and its dedication to fostering innovation align perfectly with my own passion in FinTech as co-founder of Mbanq.
“Mbanq is at the forefront of creating traditional banks, neobanks and FinTech platforms, utilizing its Banking-as-a-Service offering and embedded banking solutions for any kind of industry and cooperation. Together, we will explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in this dynamic era of banking and finance.”
Throughout the Financial Academy Forum 2023, the following themes will be addressed:
Fundamental transformation affecting the financial sector
Future work environments
The need for reskilling and upskilling
Application of reskilling strategies
Lars Rottweiler’s participation in this event is a testament to his expertise and Mbanq’s commitment to advancing the FinTech and financial sectors globally.
About Lars Rottweiler
Lars Rottweiler is a leading banking and FinTech industry expert. As CTO and co-founder of Mbanq, a global, US-based Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, Lars pioneers BaaS by facilitating the establishment and operation of banks, neobanks and FinTech platforms for clients through Mbanq’s digital banking offering.
Mbanq stands out for its exceptional regulatory prowess, modern technology and industry-specific solutions. With a strong back-office component Mbanq offers not only technology but also a vast part of banking operations. It also adds benefits with its unique embedded banking offering to a diverse clientele within any kind of industry from retail brands to sports teams.
Previously, Lars served as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and held senior executive roles as a segment leader at PwC, Accenture, and Infosys. He holds a personal award as a “Leader of Impact” which was presented by the Zurich School of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).
Lars is also acknowledged as a prominent digital banking influencer. He is a distinguished speaker, having lectured at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University and the University of Liechtenstein, which solidifies his global reputation as an expert in the banking industry.
About the Saudi Arabia Financial Academy
The Financial Academy plays a pivotal role in enhancing the capabilities of human resources within the Saudi financial sector. Through a multifaceted approach encompassing activities, innovative solutions, and effective technologies, the Academy is dedicated to bolstering continuous professional development. This strategic commitment is underlined by a series of initiatives aimed at fortifying the human capital of the financial sector, all of which are aligned with the ambitious Vision 2030 of the Kingdom.