Samer Soliman is the Managing Director for the Group’s Middle East operations, and is responsible for all aspects of the acquiring and issuing business of the Group in the Middle East. He is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to drive the growth of the company’s business in the region.
Mr Soliman sits on the product advisory board of UnionPay International, representing the Middle East region.
Mr Soliman brings more than 20 years of experience in retail business, cards issuing, acquiring and third-party processing. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Soliman was part of the team that set up the consumer business at Citibank Egypt.
Mr Soliman holds a Master’s degree in leading innovation and change from Robert Kennedy College in Switzerland, in partnership with York St John University, a Certificate in Management from the University of Wollongong and a degree in business management from the Ministry of Higher Education Sinai.
A voting member of the executive committee, Samer is also a Board member and Managing Director of Network International Egypt, and Board member of Diners Club Egypt and Levant.
Mr Soliman was appointed as Managing Director – Middle East in January 2018.