Lina Hediah (2019 Annual)


Lina Hediah is a Financial Technology Executive with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She has well-rounded experience in Capital Markets, Payments as well as Compliance and Risk Management Solutions.

Lina always had a strong customer facing role and responsibility, from Tier 1 Banks and Financial Institutions, to government, market infrastructures and regulators, including as the CTO for the Cairo Stock Exchange.

Since 2016, Lina has focused on working in the blockchain space. Between March 2017 and December 2018, Lina was Executive Director for ConsenSys in MENA and was responsible for the establishment and growth in the MENA region, and held a global leadership role as part of the Fintech Solutions team. During this time, she secured several Government projects for ConsenSys, and managed to position the startup as a trusted adviser for the Government of Dubai, who is a leader in the Blockchain space worldwide.

Prior to Lina’s time with ConsenSys she was CTO for a global Payments and Compliance (AML) solutions provider (Eastnets), with offices in New York, Brussels and in MENA headquartered in Dubai. With Eastnets, she has put together with the Executive team an ambitious growth strategy, which took the company from being a regional SWIFT systems integrator to becoming one of the leading and recognized AML and Payments brands worldwide

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