Jean Sideris is a Director and leads EDC’s Dubai office. He has over 20 years’ experience in payments and financial services in the areas of strategy, financial analysis, pricing & interchange, product development, regulation and financial inclusion. Prior to EDC, Jean held several senior management positions with global payment leaders. He was previously Visa’s Chief Strategy Officer for CEMEA, overlooking investment, corporate strategy and M&A in over 90 countries. Beforehand, he spent over 12 years with MasterCard Europe in sales, finance & strategy. He holds an MSc in Applied Economics from Solvay School of Economics & Management, ULB in Belgium.