Pinar has worked on innovative developments infinancial technologies and market structuresas a designer, founder, developer of products and businesses, led strategic investments on behalf of institutions and managedclient teams.
Since mid 2013, she has been working on nextgeneration financial services infrastructure ideas as well as her academicinterests. She is an advisor to several fintech startups and she mentorsat StartupBootcamp. She is a founding member of the UK Digital CurrencyAssociation and she co-founded Mathmoneyf(x) (now Symbiot.io). Prior to this, Pinar was responsible for managing London StockExchange Group’s Business Developmentteam (inc. sales & relationship management) for Group’s cash and derivatives markets. At ICAP, she was the managingdirector responsible for BusinessDevelopment in Institutional Brokerage. She previously held a similar role at Liquidnet and prior to that was at Citigroup,where she was responsible for BusinessDevelopment at Citi’s Electronic Trading business globally. Pinar was a founding board member of platforms: Turquoiseand BOAT as well as serving atgovernance/advisory boards of a number of marketplaces and industry associations such as FIX Protocol. Prior to m
oving toLondon, Pinar was Head of Strategy atLava Trading (fintech start-up), later a subsidiary of Citi, where she had the responsibility for corporate, product andsales strategies. Pinar started herbusiness career at financial services management consultancy, Oliver Wyman. Pinar holds a Ph.D in Physics and M. Sc.Degrees in Electrical Engineering &Physics from Brown University.