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Ibrahim Ennali appointed as Sentinels’ Chief Technology Officer


Experienced tech leader joins Sentinels founding team to drive company’s expansion.

Sentinels, one of the fastest growing scale-ups specializing in AI-driven AML transaction monitoring, has appointed Ibrahim Ennali as its Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to joining Sentinels, Ibrahim Ennali held executive positions at companies such as Digital Insurance Group, UL and Irdeto. Ibrahim was also the founder and Managing Director of his own payments company called Fast Solutions. At UL, Ibrahim led the implementation of the EMV® 3-D Secure certification platform for the entire global payment network of card schemes including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, China UnionPay, Discover and RuPay to prevent hacking, fraud, identity theft and card-not-present (CNP) transactions.

Ibrahim’s technical expertise combined with over 10 years of experience in fintech and cybersecurity makes him an essential addition to Sentinels’ founding team.

“Using intelligent technologies such as machine learning to balance the fight against financial crime has only just begun. This is a massive, worldwide problem which requires unconventional measures. Joining a team of innovators who are deeply passionate about making the world a better place is what attracted me most to Sentinels. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth, and at the same time, developing a competitive product that will make a real difference.”- Ibrahim Ennali, CTO, Sentinels.

“After the successful last year, Sentinels can now accelerate its international expansion. Considering the fast-paced growth of the company we’ve prioritized building a strong executive team that can facilitate scaling. Ibrahim is not only an exceptional tech leader but also an expert in fintech and security, and the perfect CTO of Sentinels.” – Joost van Houten.

About Sentinels

Sentinels is an intelligent transaction monitoring solution dedicated to data-driven compliance for the financial industry. With a team of more than 20 in-house engineers, Sentinels’ pragmatic-AI approach has a proven track record in improving compliance outcomes. Its secure cloud-based offering ensures a high level of customer trust and meets constantly changing regulatory requirements. For more information visit:

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