MENA-based Open Banking platform Tarabut Gateway has made two appointments to its senior executive team, including the former global head of Open Banking at HSBC.
Nino Ocampo has joined Tarabut Gateway as its new chief product officer from credit reporting agency TransUnion, where he was senior director, Open Banking.
Prior to that, Ocampo worked at banking group HSBC, latterly as global head of Open Banking and customer preferences, having joined in 2009.
During his time at HSBC, he oversaw the transformation of the bank’s ability to exchange data and partner with third parties in a growing Open Banking ecosystem in key markets.
Ocampo said: “The company is perfectly positioned in the MENA region to drive financial transformation. I am thrilled to be part of MENA’s Open Banking movement and look forward to expanding the product roadmap into new markets, alongside an outstanding team.”
Tarabut Gateway has also hired Adnan Erriade as chief commercial officer.
Erriade joins from European tech startups Decible and Zivver, where he was chief revenue officer, leading the marketing technology company Decibel towards a successful exit in 2021.
Prior to that, he spent 11 years at software company SAP, where he served in several senior sales positions.
Abdulla Almoayed, CEO of Tarabut Gateway, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nino and Adnan, both of whom possess the valuable experience, and the entrepreneurial insight that we at Tarabut Gateway thrive on. They will surely empower our plans for market expansion, product development and commercial success.
“Nino’s impact at HSBC as the global head of Open Banking was transformative and Adnan is a hugely experienced commercial operator, with many years of hands-on experience at SAP.”
Erriade added: “Tarabut Gateway provides a platform that creates win-win situations and support for all players in the ecosystem including banks, fintechs, regulators and the ultimate beneficiary, the consumer.”
Tarabut Gateway was recently selected by the Dubai International Financial Centre as its preferred technical platform partner for its new Open Finance Lab.