Işık Uman

Işık joined TPAY MOBILE in 2020 as Director of Global Partnerships, formally Chairman of Payguru prior to its acquisition, he is also in charge of Payguru’s day-to-day business activities which remains a Turkish legal entity operating under the payment license regulations monitored by Central Bank.

In addition to his role at TPAY MOBILE, Işık holds Board positions at Perdigital, one of the leading e-pin distributors for global game/content providers and publishers in Turkey which he co-founded in 2015, and TÖDEB, the Payment and Electronic Money Institutions’ Association of Turkey.

A founding partner of Payguru, Işık led the buy-out of Neomobile’s Turkish mobile payment business, which, under the Payguru brand, became the first DCB company granted a payment license by the Turkish Financial Regulator in 2016. Under his Chairmanship, Payguru established itself as the leading alternative payment provider in Turkey, processing 500million TL transaction volume a year through its DCB and Bank Transfer services.

Işık has over 20 years’ experience with senior roles at large Telecom and Value Added Service Companies like Superonline, Turkcell and Neomobile, formally UCT and a portfolio company of TURKVEN, the largest Private Equity Firm in Turkey.

Işık has a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University where he also studied M.Sc. programs in Information Systems Management, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science while he was working as a R&D specialist in TUBITAK , the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.