Enthusiastic entrepreneur

I like entrepreneurs in general and I am fascinated by self-made men and women around the world who dedicate their talent, energy and time to start up, develop and make new businesses successful.

After having gained 20 years banking experience with BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO, I co-founded with Samir Kasmi in 2013 CT&F , a Dubai-based financial advisory firm, and more recently Smart Fintex, a fintech that focuses among others on bringing financial services to under-banked individuals and SMEs, which in many markets face big hurdles in accessing banking products. One of the projects that Smart Fintex is currently actively developing is Fincluziv.

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On a more personal note, I have lived in Belgium, Russia, France, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. I love travelling, especially across Europe and the Middle East. You can discover some of my travels on my personal FB page on which I regularly post related pictures. I also recently started to post some shots on

Please send me a message on FB if you wish to share any travel experience.