Deepa Raja Carbon

Deepa Raja Carbon

Vice Chairperson
Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) Executive Board

Deepa Raja Carbon is the CEO across Strategy - Data Analytics - Future Development at the Dubai Government’s Department of Economy and Tourism [DET]. Responsible for enabling Dubai’s economic growth - her remit targets accelerated GDP and Productivity across the future economy, and sustainable contribution from recovering sectors, with core focus on Tourism in line with city aspirations to deliver 25 million tourists by 2025. As Vice Chairperson of the newly established Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority [VARA], her mandate covers creation, enablement and scale-up of the first-of-its-kind global Virtual Asset ecosystem, as an ‘interoperable’ standard for a future ‘autonomous and decentralised’ economy, assuring strong investor and market risk guard-rails for cross-border transposability. In tandem, Deepa holds the position of EVP Corporate Office at the Dubai World Trade Centre [DWTC], managing Strategy, Marketing Communications, Real Estate, Legal, and the DWTC FZ Authority. Ms. Raja Carbon’s functional responsibilities across the portfolio span [i] economic policy and sector-specific strategy; [ii] investment and commercial value enablement; [iii] regulatory policy and legal governance - economic and market risk assurance; [iv] corporate business/ sector-specific performance management; and [v] brand and reputation management - driving mandated GDP targets.

All Sessions by Deepa Raja Carbon

Future of Banking and its Challenges
09:45 - 11:15

Panel 3:

Emerging technologies shaping the future of the banking sector.