Tarabut Gateway, the leading open banking platform in the MENA region, has just appointed Tariq Sanad as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), bringing in a seasoned professional with over 20 years of finance experience and a remarkable track record in scaling growth startups.
Tariq’s impressive career includes serving as the CFO of Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a highly funded agritech startup that secured an incredible $387 million in funding. He has also held significant roles at renowned companies like Procter & Gamble and Careem!
“It is a pleasure to welcome Tariq to our team at Tarabut Gateway as we universalize open banking across the MENA region. His exceptional track record and leadership as a finance and marketing leader gives him deep expertise and insight into the intricacies of a growing business operation. Tariq joins as we rapidly expand operations region-wide, further enriching our team of world-class talent.” expressed Abdulla Almoayed, the Founder and CEO of Tarabut Gateway, highlighting Tariq’s exceptional leadership skills and deep expertise in finance and marketing. Tariq’s appointment comes at a time when Tarabut Gateway is rapidly expanding its operations, further enhancing its world-class talent pool.
“I am thrilled to join the dynamic team at Tarabut Gateway as Chief Financial Officer. There is nothing quite like the challenges of developing a start-up’s original vision into a success story that benefits consumers, businesses, and the wider society. Open banking is one of the most promising sectors in the region, brimming with opportunities, particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I eagerly anticipate transforming this incredible start-up, which originated from my home country of Bahrain, into another success story for the region.” Tariq Sanad, Tarabut Gateway’s CFO expressed.
Tariq’s appointment aligns perfectly with Tarabut Gateway’s recent $32 million Series A funding round and their strategic focus on expanding in Saudi Arabia. Notably, the company has received Open Banking Certification from Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), positioning them as pioneers in driving open banking initiatives.
Tarabut Gateway’s platform-agnostic solutions empower banks, lenders, and fintechs to create personalized and streamlined financial products and apps. With Tariq’s expertise and leadership on board, the company is well-positioned to further institutionalize their operations and expand their reach across KSA, the UAE, and Bahrain.