Paris Blockchain Week 2024


Maha Al-Saadi

Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Head of Regulatory Affairs


Maha Al-Saadi, with 17 years of financial services, compliance, and regulatory expertise, presently serves as the Head of Regulatory Affairs at Qatar Financial Centre Authority. She has navigated distinguished roles at Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, Deutsche Börse, Trade Republic Bank GmbH, and Bankhaus Scheich. Maha played a role in adopting the European Digital Package, contributing to initiatives like MiCAR and the Pilot Regime. She actively implemented the German Electronic Securities Act, a crucial step towards dematerializing securities in Germany. Her extensive experience deepened her proficiency in blockchain, DLT, digital assets, CBDCs, cryptocurrencies, DeFi, and new market structures. As an ardent advocate for digital asset adoption, Maha is committed to formulating regulatory outreach strategies. Her passion lies in integrating new technologies to boost financial market efficiency, shaping regulations that foster innovation, reduce costs, and drive financial inclusion. Holder of an LLM in Finance Law from the Institute of Law and Finance, Goethe University, Maha is also a certified Blockchain Expert through the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.