- Insurance Leader of the Year
Originally from Mauritius, Ambareen Musa holds an undergraduate business degree from RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia. She started her first online business, an online property portal for international students in Australia, at the age of 21. Moving to London in 2004 to work for GE’s financial arm, GE Money, Musa held various roles in marketing, financial literacy, customer advocacy and ecommerce, and led the first online financial literacy initiative in the UK, Moneybasics.co.uk. Moving on to the UAE in 2008, Musa worked as a consultant for Bain & Company Middle East, focusing on financial services projects such as growth strategies for banks in the region. She went on to set up the consulting arm of MasterCard Middle East and Africa, where she stayed for two years before founding Souqalmal.com in 2012. Musa holds an MBA from INSEAD and is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Opportunities On The Internet.
Souqalmal.com (Souq al Mal is Arabic for ‘money market’) is the #1 comparison website in the Middle East and lets you compare financial and insurance products before you say ‘I do’.
Our vision was to create a highly transparent marketplace, empowering MENA consumers to make the right choice by bringing them all the latest details to compare in one place on more than 3,200 retail banking, telecoms, insurance and education products offered by various providers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia (KSA).
With more than 360 credit cards, 450 bank accounts, 147 personal loans, 100 car loans, 105 mortgages, 1143 mobile phone plans, 150 broadband plans, 280 schools and 234 nurseries and 100+ car deals, plus 115 SME financial products, the consumer portal allows customers to do their homework using up-to-date, unbiased information.
Souqalmal is known for its core value: Trust. As a team, we thrive to build up transparency in the Financial Services industry and be a champion for consumers. We are the go-to site for comparing Credit Cards, Mortgages, Personal Loans, Car Loans, Car Insurance, Health and Travel Insurance.