Sinem Altuncu, CARDTEK became the chairwoman of EUROGIA2020 as of July 1, 2017. Last year EUROGIA2020 has implemented one-year rotation rule for the chairmanship of its Board and Laurent Midrier from Bureau Veritas was the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020 between July 2016 -2017.
Sinem began her career in banking sector and served in several roles including branch manager and resident vice president at CITIBANK, before having become CFO at CARDTEK in 2010. She is currently the Head of Grants & Incentives at CARDTEK.
CARDTEK provides innovative end-to- end payment solutions for financial institutions, processors, telecom operators, personalisation bureaus, retailers, terminal and card vendors and last but not least public transportation authorities to more than 150 customers in 25 countries.
As a leader company in online and chip payment systems, CARDTEK has been involved in EUREKA Clusters since its launch in 2011 and currently one of the the most active companies in EUROGIA2020 programme in terms of project generation. "Covering the entire energy mix except nuclear, EUROGIA stands as a unique tool in European Research Area (ERA) which mostly embraces programmes for specific energy technologies", says Sinem Altuncu. Under Sinem`s leadership, EUROGIA2020 aims to increase the number of projects and to incorporate new energy technology companies and RTOs in its Board.