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Dr. Ozan Özerk

Founder

Dr. Ozan Özerk was involved in numerous start-ups from a young age and has a long track record of establishing successful businesses in the fintech space. Alongside Ozan Elektronik Para, he is the founder of the banking-as-a-service provider OpenPayd, European Merchant Bank and online trading platform Eurotrader.

Ömer Suner

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

A Bachelor of Economics from Yıldız Teknik University, Suner received a Master's degree in MBA-Digital Marketing from Yeditepe University and completed "The Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth" program at Standford University Graduate School of Business. Ömer Suner started his professional career at the Alternative Delivery Channels Department of Türk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB) and worked as a Senior Marketing Manager at Samsung Electronics for a long time. Suner acted as CEO for "ininal", which was founded in 2012, and board member of the "iPara". Suner has become the CEO of Ozan in 2020. With over 20 years of experience in the banking, technology, and Fintech sectors, Ömer Suner is a mentor at Endeavor Turkey and is a board member of the Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association (FODER).

Erdal Özcan

Chair of the Board

A Bachelor of Economics from Middle East Technical University, Özcan received a Master's degree in Corporate and Financial Risk Management from Sussex University and completed the Future Commerce program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After his 17-year career at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA), Özcan worked as the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of "ininal", "iPara", and "Multinet Up". Özcan, who also took part in several projects of the Turkish Payment and Electronic Money Association (ÖDED), joined the Ozan family in 2020. Erdal Özcan represents our company at the Association of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions of Turkey (TÖDEB).

Ahmet Türkay Varlı

Board Member

Ahmet Türkay Varlı completed his undergraduate education at the Business Administration Department of Gazi University and received a Master's degree in Business Administration from Ankara University. Varlı was responsible for bank supervision and surveillance, bank accounting, and bank surveillance methods and techniques at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (TCMB), where he worked for 15 years. Varlı contributed to the establishment of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency and acted as the Head of Information Management Department he founded for 10 years. Later, he worked as Advisor to Chairman for 7 years and represented BRSA and Turkey as a Member of the Executive Committee of ROC, which supervises the entire Global Legal Entity Identifier established by the FSB-G20. After working at BRSA for a total of 20 years as supervisor and advisor, Varlı joined the Ozan Electronic Money family as a Board Member.

Leman Derin

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Leman Derin completed her undergraduate education at Marmara University, Department of Economics, and started her career more than 20 years ago at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). Specialized in finance, Derin worked in different managerial positions in the finance departments of Netaş, SAP, and Oger Telecom. She became the CFO of OpenPayd Turkey in March 2017 and was actively involved in the founding of Ozan. Derin is currently the CFO at OpenPayd Turkey and a board member at Ozan.

Ahmet Cemal Dedeoğlu

Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)

Ahmet Cemal Dedeoğlu completed his undergraduate education at Ege University and started his professional career at Digiturk Customer Care. Dedeoğlu continued his professional career in London, working at Travelex for 6 years in the Business Development Department and acting as an executive. Dedeoğlu started his career in payment systems as a Senior Sales Executive at Ecopayz and became the Head of the Turkish Desk at Advanced Currency Markets located in Geneva. He acted as the Country Manager - Turkey at Paysafecard starting from 2010 and worked as the Strategy SVP at Giftbull. Ahmet Cemal Dedeoğlu had a leading role in the foundation and licensing of Ozan and in 2020, he became the vice-chair of Ozan's board of directors.