Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi - UAE
4th & 5th September 2024

Zein Malhas

Zein Malhas

Zein Malhas

Chief Executive Officer

Blink by Capital Bank

Zein has experience spanning over 17 years in investment banking, corporate banking, transaction banking, product development, and digital transformation.

Between 2014 and 2018, Zein managed the Global Subsidiaries business at Standard Chartered Bank- Jordan looking after the bank’s network business in Jordan by managing multinational organizations and subsidiaries of global relationships. Prior to that, she worked in Corporate and Investment Banking at the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, from 2007 until 2014, where her experience was focused mainly in corporate finance, project/structured finance, and syndicated loans.

Zein joined Capital Bank in June 2018 as Head of Transaction Banking where she established the Transaction Banking function responsible for developing and selling Cash Management and Trade Finance solutions to Institutional Clients. Her role expanded from Transaction Banking to encompass products and channels for the bank’s Retail and Institutional Banking businesses in Jordan and Iraq. With the focus on digital transformation, she was then appointed as the Group Chief Digital Officer which was the point at which she was given the opportunity to lead the establishment of Blink, a digital-only neobank, for which she was appointed as CEO in February 2022.

Zein holds an MBA degree with a concentration in Banking and Finance from the German Jordanian University, as well as a BA degree with a double major in International Banking & Finance and International Management from Franklin University in Switzerland.