Zeynep’s career in insurance 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. The end of 2014 Zeynep took up a new challenge as Head of Risk Management & Internal Control in ERGO Turkey. She is certified by CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance) and gave lectures at the Insurance Academy of Istanbul University.

Now, in Munich-Germany, she is studying post-PhD studies about the protection gap, financial deepening, climate change, ESG, DeFi, and DLT.

She is mentoring InsurTech start-up companies in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey in Aiza Consulting (www.aizaconsulting.com), InsurTechLeap (www.insurtechleap.com) and www.insurtech-turkey.com.

Zeynep writes monthly articles for the most popular Turkish insurance portal and monthly insurance inserts. In her free time, she is a passionate charity runner and enjoys skiing as a qualified skier.

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