ANIL ÖNCÜ was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1982. He studied Business Administration at Istanbul University and completed his Master’s in Communication Strategies and Public Relations at Galatasaray University. He moved to London in 2016, completed his postgraduate education in Digital Leadership for Executives at Warwick Business School in London, and received his PGDip diploma.

ANIL was introduced to the Internet early in 1997 as a high school student. He started building websites at home and owned some of Turkey’s most visited websites in the early 2000s, enjoying advertising revenue from these projects at a young age. He continued his career in the digital landscape as a product and project manager. Most notably, he worked as the E-Commerce Chief at Teknosa, Turkey’s largest consumer electronics company. He was responsible for Teknosa.com and Teknosa’s mobile applications, which over half a million people accessed daily.

After moving to London in 2016, he shifted his focus to financial technologies, given the vibrant and fast-developing Fintech landscape in this city. He founded a product and project management consultancy company, working on electronic money, electronic wallets, card payments, and other fintech projects.

After two busy years in fintech consultancy, he co-founded Bitpace (formerly SG Veteris) and became its CEO, providing payment and exchange services with cryptocurrency. Today, Bitpace has offices and licenses in 5 countries and offers global crypto payment services in the B2B market under the Bitpace brand.

ANIL is a philatelist and chess enthusiast, and having a good meal is his greatest pleasure.