Focus on Professor Meryem Duygun
Meryem Duygun is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the Nottingham University Business School. She holds an endowed chaired professor in Risk and Insurance funded by the UK largest insurance company, Aviva.
Her expertise is in the areas of banking, risk, financial technologies and Insurtech, and she directs the ESRC IAA funded University of Nottingham Fintech Research Network.
A holistic view of Fintech
Led by Professor Duygun, Nottingham University Business School has established the Nottingham FinTech Research Network, an international and interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, practitioners, regulators and policymakers.
The Nottingham FinTech Research Network takes a holistic view of the fintech phenomenon and aims to bring experts of all kinds together to identify the best way forward.
International expert in banking and finance
In 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, Meryem established the International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS). At the time there was no adequate collaborative platform for the academic, industry and policymaking communities in this field.
Today IFABS, of which Meryem is the founding president, has more than 5000 members in 64 countries and is an acknowledged vehicle for tackling issues whose effects extend far beyond the sphere of banking and finance.
Meryem's role as Director of Global MBA Development at Nottingham University Business School and her engagements with organisations such as Asian Development Bank Institute, Indonesian Supreme Audit Board (BPK) and UNIDO connect her with international partners.
As a renowned expert in banking and finance, Meryem is a regular consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Indonesian Supreme Audit Board (BPK). She works closely with Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) on small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) access to finance research. She is a regular speaker at national and international events.
The fintech phenomenon is about much more than those who work in banking and finance. It is also about regulators, policymakers and, maybe above all, those whom the sector strives to serve.