Melike, originally from Turkey, has the role of Market Development Manager at Cybertonica, an award-winning FinTech company founded in 2015 and based in London. Since joining Cybertonica’s London office as the second employee, Melike has provided her support as a Chartered Banker and customer-focused thinker to the team.
Melike through her banking education is passionate about financial innovation and FinTech startups. Her FinTech expertise was highlighted in several publications including the first guide to FinTech in the Turkish market in 2016. She is often involved in projects developing the FinTech ecosystem in Turkey. Her publications significantly influenced decision makers in banking and financial services and raised their awareness to put FinTech on their agenda.
Melike is the author of the first and only book about FinTech in Turkey “Banking and FinTech – Developing a FinTech Ecosystem in Istanbul” (2016) which analyses Turkish banking and points to the lessons that can be learned from cross-border knowledge sharing between one of the world’s centres of FinTech, London, and the emerging ecosystem in Istanbul. She is also the author of “The Turkish FinTech Ecosystem – Progress Report 2016” (2017), and one of the co-authors of the Amazon bestseller “The InsurTECH Book” with her chapter titled “InsurTech in Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities” (2018). In September 2017, Melike became a lecturer at the online learning platform FINTECH Circle Institute and launched the first and only course on “FinTech in Turkey”.
Melike was included in Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist, Digital Age Magazine’s “Inspiring 30” List, Code First: Girls Ones to Watch List and DijiFi’s “Top 10 Women Leading the Turkish FinTech Industry” List. She holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from the Nottingham University Business School and a BS in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University.
Melike cares about diversity in tech, FinTech and financial services. She is delighted to join EWPN and will use her expertise to build and grow the network in Turkey.