Merve Kaya develops AlgaEnergy’s commercial activities, including international product development, as well as supporting the development of AlgaEnergy opportunities in Turkey, the Middle East and the Balkans. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from INRAE French National Research Institute for Agriculture and has completed post-doctoral entrepreneurship training from the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

She also holds an MBA in Food & Agribusiness Management from Audencia Business School in France, a Master of Science degree in Plant Nutrition from Leibniz Universität in Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Engineering- Turkey from Royal Holloway, University of London.