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Serhat Yildirim
Chief Digital Officer at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank


Serhat Yildirim is the Chief Digital officer at ADIB. He joined the bank in 2018 with over two decades of banking experience in Turkey.

Mr. Serhat is currently driving the bank’s digital and innovation agenda across key markets. He is leading ADIB’s digital transformation strategy and strengthening ADIB’s digital suite of products and services across retail corporate customers and business banking.

Mr. Serhat works with his team to ensure providing innovative and industry-leading solutions to improve the banking experience of ADIB’s customers.

Prior to ADIB, he was responsible for leading a revolutionary digital payment system project at Finansbank, one of the largest banks in Turkey. He also led the digital transformation and digital channels for Akbank and earlier Finansbank – both known as the leading digital banks in the region.

Mr. Serhat has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geophysical Engineering and MS in Financial Management from Istanbul University.

Agenda Sessions

  • The power of partnerships: Collaboration with fintechs for mutual benefit