Shereen Abdulla is a leading expert in fostering startup ecosystems and empowering entrepreneurship education in the Middle East. With over 10 years of experience in financial services and technology innovation, Shereen has become a prominent figure in the industry. She currently operates the largest FinTech accelerator program in the Middle East and offers her consultancy services to financial services and government entities on all aspects of corporate innovation. Shereen is also the host and producer of the podcast Spark! with Shereen, where she amplifies the stories of startup, tech, and innovation across the region.
Shereen has studied Executive MSc in Technology Management at Columbia University in the City of New York and BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences, Department of Operations Research at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her professional experience includes positions at Alvarez & Marsal, Citi, and Bahrain EDB before joining DIFC FinTech Hive.