Head of Innovation & Startup Ecosystem, Unbound Innovations MENA
Nahil Hanna heads the Innovation & Startup Ecosystem at Unbound. Engaged by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), with the responsibility to develop a vision of innovation through technology engagement and partnerships; by putting a strategy to grow and incubate new ideas of doing things differently with the aim of accelerating the digital transformation that would drive forward innovation for the industry.
Prior to joining Unbound Innovations, she worked at Fintech Galaxy, a fintech ecosystem builder. Notable is her four year period as Operations & Marketing Manager for Thomson Reuters, where she directed major events, sponsorships, and other partnerships initiatives. Nahil’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. One of her achievements, involved a strategic partnership with the Dubai Government to bring together Heads of States and government ministers, thought leaders, academic professionals, senior executives, and practitioners from around the world to create a dynamic platform in shaping the future of the Global Economy & Finance.
In 2014, Nahil was recognized with the Thomson Reuters Above & Beyond Golden Award for outstanding achievements. Other honours include a Thank You Letter from Dubai Government. List of awards received in recognition of her work, “Global Ecosystem Award”, Fintegrate Zone 2019 India, “Ecosystem Influencer Award”, Entrepreneur of the year Award 2018, “GCC Best Brand”, CMO Asia 2019, “Finfluencer of the year”, Finnovex Awards 2019.
Worked closely with entrepreneurs and accelerators who participated in the mentoring programs because she loves sharing her experiences and wants to help them through their journey. She has also done volunteer work; she was on the CSR Committee in Thomson Reuters, where she conceptualized and successfully led and launched initiatives that collected contributions to many causes.
Nahil holds a Master’s degree in Business Management Marketing Specialisation from London Metropolitan University. In her free time, Nahil enjoys doing yoga, eating chocolates, and bothering her friends.