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 co-directs the Global Centre for Banking and Financial Innovation. Prof Duygun is the Founding President of IFABS-International Finance and Banking Society and 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. Her recent funded research, which is in collaboration with the Bank of England and Confederation of British Industry, uses AI techniques to examine the impact of COVID-19 on risk exposures of UK SMEs.
Meryem has been recognised by influential industry titles (FinTech Global) and has 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 on the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Financial Services Innovation Forum. She 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. Prof Duygun is a regular speaker at national and international events organised by academia, industry or policymakers.