Andrew Sims is a co-founder, board member and the Chief Executive Officer of NEC Payments B.S.C, and an Executive Director of Bahrain FinTech Bay.

NEC Payments are a Digital Banking and Payment Technology company that create solutions to help banks transform, and businesses and individuals to find new and efficient ways to manage money and make payments.

Bahrain FinTech Bay is the leading FinTech Hub in the Middle East and Africa. It provides a dedicated FinTech co-working space, with state of the art meeting rooms, innovation labs, acceleration programmes, curated activities and educational opportunities. NEC Payments joined Bahrain FinTech Bay as a Founding Partner in 2017, and Andrew was voted by his peers to the Executive Board in 2018.

A seasoned entrepreneur, executive, and management consultant with extensive experience in the FinTech and Payments sectors. Andrew’s skill set includes: strategy, planning and organisational development; compliance and corporate governance; sales, marketing, and communications; brand and product development; contracts & legal affairs; and delivery of highly-innovative technology programmes. Andrew’s holistic approach enables him to identify opportunities where others see risks, and to engineer novel joined-up solutions to complex issues with multiple dependencies.

Andrew is a well-known payments industry thought-leader and spokesperson who is often asked to speak at public and private industry events on the topics of innovation in the payments industry and the digital transformation of financial services.