Omar Abdelwahed started off at IBM, as a mobile application developer, and then moved into the Fintech space where he has been able to get exposure to the drawbacks of physical identity verification and how it is a bottleneck for financial inclusion. Alongside Ibrahim Eid, he co-founded Valify as CEO, which has become the first Egyptian startup to get accepted into the Regulatory Fintech Sandbox under the supervision of the Central Bank of Egypt. Together with different stakeholders, Valify is working on digitising the onboarding process for different financial as well as non-financial services in the region.