Zeynep’s career in risk management started in 2006, while working for the Risk & Assurance Team of PricewaterhouseCoopers Istanbul, Turkey. Later, in 2009, she joined Generali Turkey to build up the Internal Control, Risk Management, and Compliance functions of the Company. Between 2012-2014, she undertook a similar position in Assicurazioni Generali’s Head Office in Italy, working as a Senior Risk Analyst, with a focus on risk analysis and Solvency II implementation process of Generali Group. At the end of 2014, Zeynep took up a new challenge as Head of Risk Management & Internal Control in ERGO Turkey. She gave lectures at the Insurance Academy of Istanbul University between 2014-2016. Between 2016-2022 she founded her own company AIZA in Germany. With a focus on DACH Region and Italy, she participated in risk and technology transformation projects within companies in the financial industry, managing start-ups’ business plans in InsurTech and FinTech.

Since 2022 May, she is the Director of internal functions in Maher Holding, a young and innovative corporation which is managing several funds on insurance, payment systems and digital banking operations.

Zeynep is conducting her post-PhD studies on financial deepening, DLT, climate change, financial inclusion and DeFi.  Moreover, she writes monthly articles about protection gap, financial deepening and ESG for the popular media portals. In her free time, she is a passionate charity runner and enjoys skiing as a qualified skier. She speaks English, Italian and German fluently.

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