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Academy for Finance, Technology and Innovation (AFTI™)

The Academy for Finance, Technology, and Innovation (AFTI™) is a renowned and highly respected training institution that provides specialized education and training to professionals in the banking and finance industry. It has earned the reputation of being a leading institution in the industry due to its high-quality training programs, experienced faculty, and commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments.

AFTI’s reputation as a leading training institution is supported by several factors. Firstly, it has a strong track record of producing highly skilled and knowledgeable banking and finance professionals who are equipped to succeed in their careers. The academy has been recognized for its excellence in
education and has received numerous awards and accolades for its programs.

Secondly, AFTI’s faculty comprises industry experts with extensive experience in the banking and finance sector. These professionals bring practical, real-world experience to the classroom, which enhances the quality of the education and training that participants receive. They also provide valuable insights into the industry’s current trends and future directions.

Thirdly, AFTI’s training programs are designed to be flexible and accessible to busy professionals. The academy offers both on-site and online training programs, allowing participants to choose the learning mode that best suits their needs. The curriculum is also tailored to meet the needs of various industry sectors, including commercial banking, investment banking, and corporate finance.

Our Core Values

Our core values are continuous learning and adaptability. In an ever-evolving landscape of financial technology and innovation, AFTI™help organisations and individuals promote a culture of continuous learning and adaptability to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and trends.


Encouraging new ideas, taking risks and experimenting with new approaches is crucial to stay ahead in finance, technology, and innovation industries.


Working with others towards common goals, sharing knowledge and expertise can promote adaptability and enable individuals and organizations to respond more effectively to changes in the market or industry.

Growth mindset

Believing that abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work, embracing challenges, and learning from failures are essential for continuous learning and adaptability.

AFTI™ Learning Philosophy of AAA©


In banking and finance, acquiring knowledge involves learning about financial concepts, regulations, and practices. AFTI™ training program provides classroom instruction, case studies, and real-world simulations to help professionals gain a deep understanding of the subject matter.


In banking and finance, applying knowledge involves using the acquired knowledge to analyze financial data, make informed decisions, and develop effective strategies.AFTI™ training program provides opportunities for professionals to apply their knowledge through hands-on exercises and simulations.


In banking and finance, assimilating knowledge involves integrating the acquired knowledge into one's existing knowledge base.AFTI™ training program provides opportunities for professionals to reflect on their learning and apply their knowledge to new situations.

Director AFTI™

Dr. Suyash Bhatt is an accomplished academician, consultant, author, and entrepreneur in the fields of finance, technology, and innovation. He is the Director of the Academy for Finance, Technology, and Innovation, which provides training and consulting services to professionals in the finance and technology industries. As the co-founder of the academy, Dr. Bhatt had a vision of addressing the growing demand for specialized training in the banking and finance industry.

Dr. Suyash Bhatt has extensive experience in designing and delivering training programs on a variety of topics, including fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital transformation, innovation, design thinking, and blue ocean strategy. He has also developed customized programs for senior management at banks, on Leadership Module, which covers topics such as design thinking, digital transformation, and emerging technologies in banking.

Dr. Suyash Bhatt is a PhD and MBA in finance with bachelor in computer engineering, and has over 20 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. He has worked with several reputed organizations in the Middle East, including Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, and the Central Bank of the UAE, and has played a key role in driving innovation and digital transformation in the banking sector.

In addition to his professional achievements, Dr. Suyash Bhatt is also a prolific author and speaker. He has authored three best-selling finance books and has been featured in international media channels as an expert on economics and finance. He is also a sought-after speaker at industry events and has delivered keynote speeches and presentations at several conferences and seminars.

Dr. Suyash Bhatt is a highly respected figure in the fields of finance, technology, and innovation, and his extensive experience and expertise make him a valuable resource for professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in these areas.

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