Onur Ozan is a Managing Director, Regional Head for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, at SWIFT, spearheading strategic and business development initiatives in 28 markets. Onur is responsible for delivering instant and frictionless payments solutions through Payment Market Infrastructures, Banks and Fintechs.
Prior to his current position, Onur was in charge of channel management strategy and solutions sales efforts across Middle East, Turkey and Africa in over 70 markets.
Onur is a recognised payments expert with over 15 years of experience in regional and global roles within the financial services, particularly B2B, B2P, and P2P payments. Onur is passionate about payments, technology, customer value propositions, and crafting successful go-to-market strategies.
A people’s person, enthusiastic about developing and sustaining high-performing diverse teams. Onur is an EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) accredited coach/mentor actively taking part in corporate mentorship programs.
Mr. Ozan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from Işık University, Turkey, and an MBA degree from Hult International Business School, USA. He has also undertaken Management Programme for Finance Executives at Solvay Brussels School and certifications from Insead on Strategy, Building Digital Partnerships and Organizational Behaviour.