Elias Ghanem is the Global Head of Capgemini’s Financial Services Market Intelligence Group. He is responsible for Capgemini’s global portfolio of financial services thought leadership initiatives, with a focus on an outside-in perspective, including the renowned yearly World Reports series and Top Trends books in Financial Services. He oversees a team of strategy consultants and sector analysts who deliver a wide range of strategic research to help Capgemini’s financial services clients across the globe to address complex issues related to the future of Banking and Insurance.
Elias was previously the Chief New Technologies Officer (CnTO) and FINTECH Lead for Continental Europe at Capgemini FS, with the mission to engage with Fintech scaleups to actively and efficiently embed them with Capgemini Financial Services clients.
Elias is a Payments expert, 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 Middle East. Since 2013, he is a serial Fintech entrepreneur, launching Telr (www.telr.com) in Singapore and Dubai, an online Payment Gateway, which has won the "2014 Start-up of the Year" award in MENA. He advises several high-growth and disruptive payment startups in Washington, Singapore, Barcelona, Beirut and Dubai and sat at the Board or Chairmanship some of them. 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.