Merve Oldroyd

After winning a scholarship to one of the top engineering universities in Turkey and graduating 1 year early, I moved to England where I founded my own consulting business while realising one of my dreams to earn an MBA. I am experienced in the financial technology sector specialising in compliance and financial crime.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

I keep going in my learning journey and dedication to the Fincrime and Compliance profession. I am eager to learn more and grow and pave the way for others and to empower, elevate and educate other women of all backgrounds who are yet to step into their power and rise up.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Setting up & running my own business
  2. Completing an MBA
  3. Re-organised several internal processes that saved significant time and money for the company

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Leaving my home country where I had family, a large support network and numerous career opportunities and moving to a completely new country and culture in order to give myself a best opportunities in life.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I used to be a competitive swimmer. Represented Istanbul and Turkey at swimming in many tournaments and championships, domestic and international.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?



Financial Intelligence Unit

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United Kingdom
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