Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar

Co-Founder & CEO


Vimal Kumar: Transforming Fintech and Banking through Innovative Leadership 

Vimal Kumar stands at the forefront of the fintech revolution, boasting an illustrious career that spans over two decades across the globe, with a notable focus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a visionary in the fintech and banking sectors, Vimal has a proven track record of steering companies towards unprecedented growth in challenging and dynamic environments. His expertise encompasses a broad spectrum, from strategic planning and business operations to market penetration and sales enhancement.

Currently leading the charge as the President of Liveplex in Palo Alto, Vimal is pioneering the transition to a new era of the internet, integrating technologies like AI, blockchain, and digital twins to redefine business and consumer interactions. His role as a Non-Executive Director at Airtel Mobile Commerce in multiple African countries and as a Co-Founder of omnispay in Dubai underscores his commitment to advancing mobile commerce and digital payment solutions on a global scale.

Vimal’s tenure as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Money in Dubai and his pivotal leadership role as CEO Retail Bank at Barclays Plc in Africa reflect his exceptional capability in digital transformation, AI integration, and establishing fintech partnerships. His leadership has been instrumental in launching innovative banking solutions, such as Barclays’ first “Digital Bank” in Kenya and Africa’s first paperless banking services, significantly enhancing customer experiences and operational efficiencies.

A former member of prestigious international advisory boards for China Union Pay, VISA CEMEA, and MasterCard APMEA, Vimal’s insights into the fintech ecosystem are highly sought after. His exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, coupled with a knack for customer relationship management and strategic planning, make him an invaluable asset to the fintech community.

He is a member of the Forbes Global Technology Council and a Diploma holder of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Program.

Vimal Kumar is not just a leader; he is a catalyst for change in the fintech and banking industries, driving innovation, and setting new benchmarks for excellence.

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