Ercin Eksin is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lidya (, a fintech platform working to ease access to finance for SMEs across frontier and emerging markets. Through its digital platform, Lidya analyzes over 100 data points to build a customized credit score, assess a customer for a loan and disburse loans to qualified businesses in as little as 48 hours.

Lidya currently operates in Nigeria where over 40,000 businesses have signed up for its service and is backed by Accion and Newid Capital.

Prior to Lidya, Ercin co-founded ACE (Africa Courier Express), the leading last-mile eCommerce delivery company in Nigeria and is the former Co-CEO of Jumia Nigeria and Chief Operating Officer of Jumia Africa where he managed operations for Jumia across 6 African countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco and Ivory Coast.

Ercin has prior experience at Rocket Internet where he served as a director of Global Operations working with over 20 companies across 20 countries to achieve operational excellence.

Prior to Rocket Internet, Ercin worked for Toyota specializing in advanced research in Electronics in Belgium.

Ercin holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from METU and has an MBA from the University of Chicago-Booth.

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