Balaji Ramaswami awarded the ‘Excellence in Finance Leaders’ award at FiNext Conference Dubai 2020.

FiNext Conference
3 min readApr 8, 2020


Dubai 2020. Balaji Ramaswami is the Managing Director of EMPO Technologies DMCC, a Dubai-based Tax Technology company and a Co-Founder of Emtax, GCC’s first home-grown SAAS solution for VAT Automation. As Co-Founder of Emtax, he has been focusing on building a pioneering cloud-based software platform that provides an end-to-end suite of tax compliance solutions for the MSME segments.

With over 3 decades of work experience across multiple global and regional corporates in India and the GCC region, he is an experienced Finance Professional with expertise in fin-tech solutions to address operational challenges in regulatory compliance.

Before embarking upon his entrepreneurial journey, he served in senior positions in various financial services organizations across India and Oman with a focus on Risk Management and Remediation. He is also a Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Councils, a network of industry practitioners and other professionals worldwide.

Balaji is qualified in Risk Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Madras and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

EMTAX, ( is a scalable and efficient SaaS solution for effective VAT compliance in the GCC region. It’s innovative, out-of-the-box features enable businesses to fulfill their tax compliance obligations in a timely and correct manner using the power of technology.

“Globally, we are witnessing growing tax compliance demands on businesses and digitizing the tax function is becoming a strategic component of enterprise transformation. Disruptive and innovative tax technology solutions will change the tax function in the future and we expect VAT compliance to be predominantly a technology proposition in the years to come. At Emtax, our mission is to empower businesses to manage tax compliance using the power of technology. I am extremely happy and proud to see our efforts being recognized by the FinTech industry through the FiNext Awards.”, said Balaji.

Balaji was honored at the Finext Awards and Conference award ceremony at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.

This was the Fourth Edition of FiNext Awards & Conference, held on the 26th and 27th of February at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. This much-awaited conference of the year brought together and celebrated the excellence of companies and people in the FinTech sector.

Fin-Tech industry needed space for the smartest, innovative, inventive and ambitious people to connect and create, consequently FiNext Awards and Conference were started as a dedicated platform to serve the needs of the Fin-Tech industry in terms of interaction, innovation, networking and showcasing of the talent.

Two days of celebration of people who have put their lives in innovating, transforming the way how people transact through technology. FiNext Awards acknowledge people who are bringing the future of finance through their persistent efforts.

The conference strives to build a platform for startups, SMEs, key decision-makers, researchers, investors and people from the media to interact and garner meaningful alliances.

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