Meryem Duygun is a Professor of Banking and Finance at Nottingham University Business School in the UK. Professor Duygun holds an endowed chair in Risk and Insurance funded by the UK largest insurance company, Aviva. She is the Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FAcSS). She co-directs the Global Centre for Banking and Financial Innovation. Meryem is the Founding President of IFABS-International Finance and Banking Society and she directs the University of Nottingham Fintech Research Network. Her expertise is in the areas of risk, financial technologies (FinTech) and Insurtech, and her research attracted funding from UK Research and Innovation ESRC and the British Academy.
Meryem has been recognised by influential industry titles. She has been named on the “Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020” by UK Innovate Finance. She was listed among the seventeen most influential women in insurtech by FinTech Global. Meryem has also been consistently named in the Top 30 of the most influential women in Islamic business and finance (ranked 20th in 2020). She is a member of the CBI Financial Services Innovation Forum. Meryem is regularly consulted by international organisations. She has published numerous studies in leading international journals, and she serves as an editorial board member for internationally recognized journals in the areas of finance, risk and artificial intelligence. Meryem is a regular speaker at national and international events organised by academia, industry or policymakers.