Mr. Mehdi El Akari

Regional Director Middle East

Mehdi EL Akari, the current Regional Director for the Middle East at HPS, is an accomplished executive with 20 years of experience in payment services and B2B business development. He has a proven track record of leading teams to achieve financial success, managing large and complex sales portfolios for high-profile clients, and providing expert recommendations across strategy, pricing, marketing, and solutioning. 

Mehdi is a fluent speaker of Arabic, French, and English, which has enabled him to direct and collaborate proactively with regional cross-functional teams. Additionally, he has delivered multiple speeches on payment-related topics across the globe. 

Mehdi holds an MBA and a degree in Computer Science Engineering, which has provided him with a strong foundation to navigate the rapidly-evolving payment services industry with a holistic understanding of both technical and business aspects.