Tarabut Gateway Further Bolsters Senior Leadership with Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer

Leadership appointment to enhance operational excellence and regional expansion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tarabut Gateway, MENA’s leading regulated open banking platform, announces the appointment of Chun Ong as its new Chief Operating Officer.

With extensive experience in consulting, legal, operations, and business development, Chun is a seasoned C-suite leader with expertise in helping businesses scale.

Chun’s experience in focusing on the end-to-end customer experience and operational efficiency will be invaluable in his new role at Tarabut Gateway, where he will lead the company’s operations as it continues to expand across multiple jurisdictions.

This latest senior appointment follows the Company’s recent hiring of two new Vice Presidents in Customer Success and Engineering. The new appointments are part of Tarabut Gateway’s investment in a team of trailblazing international and regionally based leaders, to transform MENA’s Open Banking landscape.

Abdulla Almoayed, Chief Executive Officer of Tarabut Gateway, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Chun to our rapidly expanding team. His extensive experience in optimising operations and strengthening fintech teams on a global scale makes him an invaluable addition to our leadership. With Tarabut Gateway’s continued growth in the Middle East, we are committed to building a team of innovators and experts to ensure an exceptional customer experience.”

Chun Ong, Chief Operating Officer of Tarabut Gateway, commented:

“I am thrilled to join Tarabut Gateway, a leader in open banking in the MENA region. I look forward to working with the team to drive operational excellence, maintain the company’s collaborative culture, and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.”

Chun previously served as Vice President of Customer Insights and Operations at WorldRemit, a UK Fintech transforming how people send money abroad. He set up, scaled and led the company’s Business Analytics and Global Operations teams.

Tarabut Gateway plays a vital role in building the infrastructure for the open banking ecosystem in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Using the company’s platform-agnostic solutions, traditional financial institutions and fintechs can connect and build their own apps in tandem with Tarabut Gateway’s platform, to power payment services, digital wallets, and other use cases, plus a unified and easy-to-use developer portal.

Working closely with regulators, Tarabut Gateway enables seamless and secure data flows and connectivity between banks and fintechs, supports the creation of a thriving ecosystem, and ultimately provides a better consumer experience.



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