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Tarabut Gateway announces two senior appointments

Tarabut Gateway, Mena’s leading regulated open banking platform, has appointed Oussama Bouhcine as Vice President of Customer Success and Services and Derek Lakin as Vice President of Engineering.
With over a decade of experience in project management for technology companies, Bouhcine is a seasoned expert in B2B customer success management. 
He spent five years at software giant Microsoft, where he served as a Delivery Project Manager and successfully managed multi-million-dollar projects with major corporate clients. Prior to joining, Bouhcine held the role of VP of Customer Success at Dutch cyber security SaaS provider Zivver. During his tenure, he revamped the customer success management system, and established customer operations for over 7,500 clients.
Engineering leader
Similarly, Lakin is a highly experienced Engineering Leader with over 20 years of experience in the software industry, having worked at renowned global technology companies such as Meta, Skype, and Skyscanner. At Meta, Lakin held a leadership role in the Ads organisation in the UK and later at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. While at Skype and Skyscanner, he led teams of engineers in the development of new applications and the improvement of existing software services, with a focus on user experience and cloud-native systems at scale.
Abdulla Almoayed, Chief Executive Officer of Tarabut Gateway, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Oussama and Derek as Vice Presidents to our growing team. With formidable track records at world-class software companies, they bring valuable experience to meet our high standards for technical excellence and ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. As Tarabut Gateway looks to strengthen its presence in key markets like Saudi Arabia, and expand to new ones, Oussama and Derek are a fantastic addition to our senior leadership team, and we are proud to have them on board.”
Vital role
Tarabut Gateway plays a vital role in building the open banking ecosystem’s infrastructure in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Using the company’s platform-agnostic solutions, traditional financial institutions and fintechs can connect and build their own apps in tandem with Tarabut Gateway’s platform, to power payment services, digital wallets, and other use cases, in addition to a unified and easy-to-use developer portal. 
Working closely with regulators, Tarabut Gateway enables seamless and secure data flows and connectivity between banks and fintechs, supports the creation of a thriving ecosystem, and ultimately provides a better consumer experience.-- TradeArabia News Service