Abe Karar

Partner, Digital Transformation, Fintech Galaxy


Abe Karar is a Digital Transformation advisor highly regarded for strategically guiding new products, processes, technologies and management information systems to drive business performance, client engagement and operational excellence. Abe is known for consummate expertise in executing large-scale transformational initiatives across key strategic enterprise programs (+$200M), developing and implementing operational controls and action plans, and transforming strategic plans into business solutions that streamline business processes, improve customer experience, mitigate risks, reduce costs, increase productivity ratio and enhance overall ROI.

With over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, Abe has worked at some of the largest financial institutions in the world, including BMO Bank of Montreal, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Arab Financial Services (AFS). He has held various leadership roles across Digital, Retail, Card, Operations, Customer Experience, Business Analytics, AML and Risk Strategies.

Subject matter expert on Open/ Digital Banking, Digital Transformation, Digitization, Digital Strategy, Customer Experience Management, Business Architecture and Data Analytics. Proficient in recognizing and retaining individual talent, building high-performing teams and cultivating a culture of collaboration and winning.


Beyond Banking API, from insurance, securities to financial inclusion