Didem Gordon is a finance professional with 25+ years of experience in banking, investment banking and asset management covering primarily emerging markets across main asset classes. Until 2016, she has held various C-level positions in leading banks and financial institutions. Gordon also took on responsibilities to support the growth of Turkish capital markets including Vice Presidency of Turkish Asset Managers’s Association and Turkish Capital Markets Licencing Inc., Audit Committee Member of Borsa Istanbul, and BoD Member of the Turkish Capital Markets Association. She established Phaida Ventures in 2017 in order to support impact driven projects and entrepreneurs in emerging markets as well as venture investors in the ecosystem.
Gordon currently consults on a variety of tech startups globally. She is a co-founder at ThreeFold Foundation and INID, Business Consultant at TF Tech, and a Partner at Incubaid, established in Belgium. Gordon became Venture Partner of Ida Capital Impact Fund in December 2019 and is Fellow Principal at DefineX. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of British Chamber of Commerce, Turkey. Gordon is a graduate of Bogazici University (BA-Finance and Marketing) and has an MBA from SDSU in Finance.