Dr. Ozan Özerk founded Eurocapital in September 2021, as part of Eurotrader Group. Eurotrader was also founded by Dr. Ozan Özerk in 2018.
Ozan Özerk was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1979. At a young age, he moved to Norway with his family. His father, Kamil Özerk is a professor at the Department of Education in the University of Oslo and his mother Meral R. Özerk specialises in children with learning disabilities. She works as a senior advisor at Statped.
Ozan Özerk studied medicine at the University of Oslo from 2000 to 2008. After graduation, he completed his medical internship at Narvik Hospital.
Dr. Ozan Ozerk’s entrepreneurial career started with Norsk Ideutvikling in 2005, an online media company which he co-founded with two friends, famous for its social networking site Biip.no. Biip.no was an early version of social media platforms and was largely successful in Norway. It was acquired by Egmont and Nettavisen in 2008. Dr. Ozan Özerk stayed on until 2010.
After the Biip.no exit, Dr. Ozan Ozerk worked as a medical doctor until 2015. He held positions as an emergency room doctor in the cities of Narvik, Bærum, and Moss.
Dr. Ozan Ozerk made the shift to his current career in the fintech industry in 2015. In 2018, he consolidated his early ventures under OpenPayd, which today is a well-known brand in the fintech industry, offering Banking as a Service (BaaS) solutions. OpenPayd was founded and is still headquartered in London, now with offices in Bulgaria, Turkey, Malta, Belgium and the USA.
Alongside Openpayd, European Merchant Bank (EMBank), Ozan SuperApp and Eurotrader are some other major financial institutions founded by Dr. Ozan Ozerk.
Eurocapital was launched in 2021 as an institutional arm of the Eurotrader Group. Eurotrader is a fully licensed and regulated retail broker in forex, stocks, crypto, indices and commodities.
As a pioneer of the industry, Dr. Ozan Ozerk frequently shares his thoughts and projections on the future of fintech through interviews and opinion-pieces. He has a strong standpoint on issues regarding financial inclusion and equality, often speaking and writing on these topics.
Dr. Ozan Ozerk is an official member of the Forbes Financial Council since 2021.
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