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Gorkem Cokcetin

FinTech & Innovation Expert Seeed (Gamechange) United Arab Emirates

Görkem Çokçetin is the former head of Fintech Engagements and Partnerships in Emirates NBD. He conducted Fintech engagements for the banks from scouting to implementation to deliver solutions for business needs and create new products and services with Fintechs and other partners. He created his own methodology known as SEEED to effectively engage with Fintechs. He was a key member of the team which developed E20. The first digital business bank of UAE for SMEs and entrepreneurs  
He has +20 years’ experience in banking and started his carrier as an RM in corporate/commercial banking in 1999 and worked for both branch, region and head office organizations.  
He worked in Unicredit Corporate strategic marketing department as Innovation and product manager” in 2008 in Germany.  He was the Innovation and Idea Development manager in Yapi Kredi/Unicredit from 2012 to 2017.  His team was responsible for managing internal idea generation platform for employees named Evreka and scouting innovation and external possible for collaboration.   
He was a mentor in K-Works (Koc University Incubation Center) between 2016-2018. He was also an internal trainer for Yapı Kredi Corporate University in giving courses on Innovation, Fin-Techs, and creative thinking.   
He has the Master degree in Banking and Finance. He is one of the co-authors of “Sustainability in a Digital World” book by Thomas Osburg from Springer Publications