Att. Dr. Cigdem Ayozger Ongun, has extensive experience in Technology, Media and Communication Law, Financial Technologies Law, Commercial & Corporate Law, Competition Law and Data Protection & Privacy Law. Dr. Ongun is the Founder and Managing Partner of SRP-Legal Law Office, headquartered in Istanbul.
Besides, Dr. Ongun is also the visiting Ass. Professor of Bahcesehir University. Dr. Ongun is also the writer of the book on Personal Data Protection Law. She is the writer of Fintech Sector Players’ Competition with Banks Section of the Book on Applied Competition Law and of the Data Protection Law Section included in the book published and named as Gift to Prof. Dr. Huseyin Hatemi. She also published and presented an academic paper on Blockchain and Data Protection Law at the 2nd National Blockchain Workshop in 2019.
Dr. Ongun is the Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Finance Office. She is the Chair of the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TUSIAD) Data Protection and Technology Law Group, the Board Member of the Blockchain Turkey Platform (BCTR), Council Member of the Turkish Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchange (TOBB) FinTech Industry, Member of the Advisory Board of the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB), Founding Member and Ethics Committee Member of the Women in Technology Association (Wtech), Board Member of the International Women Forum (IWF) Turkey, Member of the Turkish Informatics Industry Association (TUBISAD), Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Endeavour Turkey’s Consultant Mentor and the Advisory Board Member of the FintechTime Magazine.
Before SRP-Legal, Dr. Ongun spent over 10 years working for Turkcell Group. She worked as the Chief Legal & Regulation Strategies Officer of Turkcell Superonline for 2 years and prior to this duty, as the Head of Group Regulation Strategies and Policies of Turkcell Group for 8 years, respectively. Until today, she has provided legal consultancy and regulation strategy consultancy on various issues, including her duty in Turkcell, and has become experienced in many different issues such as licensing, legislation and compliance.
Under SRP-Legal, Dr. Ongun has been providing consultancy services to her clients, not only in legal matters but also in compliance and regulation strategies.
Dr. Ongun studied law in Ankara University Law Faculty after completing her education in TED College. She obtained her LL.M. (Master of Law) degree on Competition Law with her studies in both Istanbul University and London School of Economics, and her PhD degree on Data Protection and Privacy Law from Istanbul University. Dr. Ongun also accomplished Koc University Executive MBA Program designed for Turkcell Group.