About Me

I am managing Emirates NBD’s Fintech Engagement and Partnerships team since January 2018.

I am driving  Fintech engagement journey from scouting to Proof of Concept (PoC), pilots and implementation to cover business needs and create new products and services with Fintechs and other partners capabilities.

I created SEEED approach to streamline the Fintech engagements with business units, IT, procurement and legal. As a result of these efforts fırst editıon of Fintech Playbook issued by my team.  We formed FinTech Wiki to record Fintechs engagements and share with whole bank employees.

Before joining Emirates NBD I was  Innovation and Idea Development Manager in Yapi Kredi/Unicredit startıng from 2012 to 2018.  My team was responsible for managing internal idea generation platform for employees named Evreka and scouting innovation and Fintechs for  possible for collaboration. In 2016 we launched Koc Group (80K employees) wide Innovation challange called Evreka2

I was also an internal trainer for Yapı Kredi Corporate University and giving courses on Innovation, FinTechs and effective sales management.

Starting my career as a Relationship Manager in commercial banking in 1998 and working for both branch, regional and head office organizations and  represented business in many key transformation projects. This gave me holistic approach to customers needs, internal users challenges and combine these with the technical requirments.

I worked in Unicredit’s corporate strategic marketing department as ‘”Innovation and Product Manager” in 2008 which i had the first experince to work in an international and multi cultural environment.

I had a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance and is one of the co-authors of the book “Sustainability in a Digital World” by Thomas Osburg from Springer Publications.