Michael Dooijes is an international banking executive and innovator with extensive entrepreneurial experience. In the 2014 list of Bank Innovation, he is one of the people to watch in the financial sector.
In the last 20+ years, Michael has lived and worked in various countries, including the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands, being active in international business and sales management roles. Currently, Michael is Head of Ventures & Innovation at Rabobank Netherlands Bedrijven, looking after Rabobank's strategic direction in transaction banking with a team of 7 professionals. Rabobank is one of the largest banks in the world.
His key responsibilities are (long-term) strategy, client centric innovative solutions and business development. Next to this role, Michael is CEO of mobile payment startup, MyOrder, purchased by Rabobank in 2012.
MyOrder is fast becoming the leading platform in the E- & MCommerce space. It provides merchants a multi-faceted platform for meeting mobile customer demands, and providing Value Added Services in physical retail. Rabobank is one of the first banks to acquire an m-commerce start-up and is a frontrunner and pioneer in this business.
Michael is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences on topics such as corporate innovation and the future of mobile (payments).
In addition to his professional career, he is involved in extracurricular activities, such as the Bid Network Foundation (www.bidnetwork.org). Michael is a well-recognized mentor for the Startupbootcamp.org accelerator programmes; FinTech in London and E-&M Commerce in the Netherlands. With his involvement in the startup eco-system he is trying to bridge the gap and help transition the industry into being more mobile-enabled. Michael is also a member of the MEF EMEA Board, the global trade organisation of the mobile eco-system.
He is passionate about how Innovation can impact the lives of millions.
Michael obtained his MBA degree from NYU Stern.
Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016