Born and educated in Istanbul, Deniz lived and worked in Luxembourg, the UAE and Switzerland managing her advisory business in Zug. She holds double nationality, fluent in Turkish, French and English, basic in Luxembourgish. She is a CFA Charterholder and was an active Board member at the CFA Society Emirates for three years. She joined the Board of the Swiss Impact Investment Association end of April 2019.
Deniz has more than 27 years of solid international experience in financial services, working at executive level with market leaders, such as JP Morgan, State Street, Brown Brothers Harriman and PwC. Her experience covers investment funds, asset & fund management, corporate governance, audit & compliance, operations and client relationship management, combined with leadership.
Following her move to Switzerland, she became a strategic advisor and a management team member for investment opportunities combining impact investing, fintech & technology, investment vehicles structuring, fund management and corporate governance. Deniz is in active collaboration with strategic partners in Europe, China and the UAE to serve her passion and mission.
Her passion is for Water, Life under Ocean & Sea, physical & mental health, gender equality, climate change and education. Her mission is to scale up the projects with positive impact to humanity and the planet by actively collaborating with the asset and business owners and channeling a part of the available capital to impact investing. She speaks in the events in Europe, China and the UAE about impact investing, asset management and fintech.