Christian Kunz

Christian Kunz

Head of Group Strategy and Innovation, DIFC
United Arab Emirates
Leading the intersection of financial services, technology and innovation, recently released the framework and rules for actual processing of payments, digital transformation and open banking

In his capacity as Head of Group Strategy at DIFC Authority, Christian is responsible to develop and continuously evolve the strategic agenda and initiatives of DIFC in line with the UAE’s commitment to innovation and development of future economies. As part of this vision, Christian also furthers in developing DIFC’s core and future of finance proposition and leading a number of initiatives to move the innovation agenda towards a broader conversation about the future of finance.


Christian’s previous experience lies at the intersection of Financial Services, Technology and Innovation. He led the Fintech and New (Digital) Business Building practice for McKinsey & Company in the Middle East.
Besides developing future of finance strategies, Christian has built-up several digital Fintech ventures following a build-operate-transfer model and applying Agile, Design Thinking and Lean Start-up principles. He has also led several digital and analytics transformations of large banks and insurance businesses across the Middle East and Europe.


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