Dr. Ahmet Aysan is a Professor at HBKU and the Program Coordinator of Islamic Finance and Economy. He has been the Board Member and Monetary Policy Committee Member of the Central Bank of Turkey and served as a consultant at various institutions such as the World Bank, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, and Oxford Analytica. He was the Deputy Director of the Center for Economics and Econometrics at Bogazici University, a member of the G-20 Financial Safety Net Experts Group, an Advisory Board member of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Group of TUBITAK and of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) European Institute, a National Expert of the European Union, and the Dean of Management and Administrative Sciences at Istanbul Sehir University. Dr. Aysan is a member of the editorial boards of prestigious international journals and a recipient of the Bogazici University Foundation Publication Awards, Bogazici University Foundation Academic Promotion Awards, and the Ibn Khaldun Prize for the best paper on the North African and Middle Eastern Country Studies granted by Middle East Economic Association. He received grants from various international funds including the ERF, Newton funds, and TUBITAK. Dr. Aysan has also served at the advisory board of the Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) European Institute. Dr. Aysan has been listed among the top influencers in Islamic banking and finance by an academic article published in the Pacific-Basin Journal. Dr. Aysan is also a Research Associate at the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).