Experienced FinTech entrepreneur with over 15 year expertise, nowadays helping audacious new projects to succeed globally through Digital Space Ventures, with investment including such high-range companies as PaySend, Tandem and Revolut among others, to rebuild financial services with a full-stack proposition.
Abdul has been successfully investing in private equity for over 20 years, with intent to actively manage and improve companies in high-scale industries. Actively contributing to companies success and strategy formation, he also led a prominent Russian payment and remittance system CONTACT, that prior to a M&A-led succesful exit, became one of the prominent global players in the field with over 170 countries and over 7 billion EUR in volume.
He holds degrees in engineering and finance and further honed his skills with Executive MBA from the TRIUM Global Executive (HEC-STERN-LSE) and AMP at Wharton.
Abdul is also actively engaged in philantrophical projects, being a principal sponsor in the Charitable Fund “Prosveschenie” (foundation provides alternative inspiration environment to involve rural children in modern context of humanity knowledge (apart formal schooling)), as well as educational projects, sitting on the Certifying Board (MISIS) and Board of Trustees (Southern Federal University) of leading universities in Russia.