Nottingham University Business School

Meryem Duygun - working here

Professor Meryem Duygun holds the Aviva Chair in Risk and Insurance at Nottingham University Business School. She joined the School in 2016 and is a member of the Finance, Risk and Banking Department.

Meryem's expertise is in the areas of banking, risk, financial technologies and Insurtech. She leads the University of Nottingham Fintech Research Network - an international and interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, practitioners, regulators and policymakers analysing the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the financial services industry. Meryem is Founder and President of IFABS-International Finance and Banking Society.

“I was attracted to working for Nottingham University Business School for many reasons,” Meryem explained. “The global outlook of the School appealed to me, as well as the high-quality research carried out within the Department. I was also interested in the industry engagement that would come with the post.”

As a renowned international 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 has designed and delivered several executive education and capacity-building training programmes for UNIDO and BPK. She has organised several research events in collaboration with prominent institutions, central banks and international organisations.

Meryem is the founder and co-director of the Centre for Inclusive Financial Technology (INFINITY) - a new initiative launched at the University of Nottingham in 2022. This new research centre uses up-to-date modelling and data analysis techniques to promote financial inclusivity and social good.

Meryem Duygun

Meryem is recognised as a leader in her field - she was named on the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020 by UK Innovate Finance. In 2019, she was listed as one of the most influential women in Insurtech by FinTech Global. She has also been consistently named in the Top 30 of the most influential women in Islamic business and finance. She is a member of the CBI Financial Services Innovation Forum.

“There are great opportunities to collaborate with colleagues both in the UK and those based in our campuses in Malaysia and China,” Meryem said. “At Nottingham University Business School, I have had the opportunity to engage in global research, supervise PhD researchers and put together bids for funded research, as well as establish new centres such as INFINITY. I am based in a very dynamic department, with a focus on impactful research.”








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