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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey 2021 Virtual Conference

Turkey's Leading Virtual Credit Markets Conference

Strategic Partner

Borsa Istanbul

Multilateral Sponsor

ICD

Bronze Sponsor

Bezen & Partners

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

UK Export Finance

Bronze Sponsor

Unsal Law Firm

Supporting Partner

British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Supporting Partner

Turkish Institutional Investment Managers Association

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BONDS, LOANS & SUKUK TURKEY 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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400+ Attendees | 40 + Speakers | 200+ Sovereign, Corporate & FI Borrowers | 70 + Investors
This event gathered Turkey's borrowers, investors, bankers, policy makers and market practitioners to share knowledge, debate and network.

Turkey’s largest corporate and investment banking event was on our Bonds & Loans online platform in 2021, giving you the ability to connect with even more C-level decision-makers than you would at a physical conference in less time. The event was a unique opportunity to setup an unlimited number of virtual meetings with the 400+ senior government official, regulator, investor, banker and corporate attendees via our 1-2-1 networking platform; to hear from the local and international markets’ leaders speaking on our panels; and to showcase your market expertise by speaking alongside them.

Livestream Agenda

Opening remarks

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 6:00am (Europe/London)

Speaker

Alpogan Sabri Erdoğan

Alpogan Sabri Erdoğan

Executive Vice President

Borsa Istanbul

Alpogan Sabri Erdoğan

Alpogan Sabri Erdoğan

Executive Vice President at Borsa Istanbul

Alpogan Erdogan was born in Sivas in 1974. He earned his BS degree from Bogazici University, Department of Economics. After working as a treasury dealer in the banking industry for seven years, he continued his career in capital markets as an asset manager and a product/business developer for fourteen years. With his twenty one years’ experience in the financial services sector, He is currently Executive Vice President responsible for product development since October, 2018.

Borsa Istanbul

Alpogan Sabri Erdoğan

Macroeconomic outlook: Taking Turkey’s economic temperature post-health crisis and beyond

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 6:15am (Europe/London)

  • Geopolitics and the economy: Analysing the new relationships with US and Europe, and their impact on trade and FDI
  • Turkey’s monetary policy and its impact on growth rates, inflation, TRY/US and international investor sentiment
  • How does Turkey fight rising inflation: Rate hikes or FDI/IMF support? What are the consequences for the wider economy of each?
  • Cyclical vs. structural: What are the short-term cyclical pressures caused by COVID-19? And what are the long-term structural shifts uprooted by the pandemic and have changed the trajectory of Turkey’s economy?

Moderator

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at GFC Media Group

Alex is Founder and CEO of GFC Media Group. He is responsible for shaping the business strategy as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the company. Launched in 2009 focusing on capital markets conferences in the GCC, the business today operates across 4 continents and delivers market intelligence and peer-to-peer discussion to over 10,000 senior finance and investment executives per year.

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GFC Media Group transitioned its entire business online, having spent 10 years only delivering Live conferences and roundtables.

Prior to starting GFC Media Group, Alex worked in various roles in media, research, and events. He has a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Durham.

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Speakers

Murat Ucer

Murat Ucer

Murat Ucer

Economist at Global Source Partners

Murat Üçer serves as Global Source's consultant in Turkey, is co-founder of Turkey Data Monitor, and a senior lecturer at Koç and Bosphorus Universities in Istanbul. As a consultant, he provides macroeconomic expertise to commercial banks, multinational corporations and public sector organizations, and gives training programs and seminars on the Turkish as well as global macroeconomic developments. Formerly, he worked as an economist at the Institute of International Finance, Credit Suisse, and the International Monetary Fund and was an advisor to the Minister of Treasury at the Turkish Treasury in 2001 and the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey in 1997. Mr. Üçer received his B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Boğazici University and Boston College, respectively, and has authored several articles on the Turkish economy, including a book on the 2001 Turkish crisis.

Global Source Partners

Tim Ash

Tim Ash

Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist

BlueBay Asset Management

Tim Ash

Tim Ash

Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist at BlueBay Asset Management

Tim is currently an emerging market sovereign strategist at BlueBay Asset Management, working in the emerging market debt team. Tim was previously Head of CEEMEA Credit Strategy at Nomura. He has also previously held positions as Head of EM Research at ICBC-Standard Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Bear Sterns.

BlueBay Asset Management

Serhat Gurleyen

Serhat Gurleyen

Serhat Gurleyen

Research Director at Is Investment

  • Director of research in Is Investment for 20 years.
  • Responsible for macro strategy and portfolio allocation for institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
  • Prepares a weekly column for daily Dunya for the last 15 years

Is Investment

David Knight

David Knight

Senior Economist

World Bank

David Knight

David Knight

Senior Economist at World Bank

David Knight is a Senior Economist with the World Bank Group. He has been based in Ankara since 2018 and covers issues of macroeconomics, fiscal management, trade and investment, as well as providing economic advice to other teams in the World Bank Turkey office. David has been with the Bank for around ten years and has previously worked as an Economic Advisor for the UK HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury. He holds a bachelor’s degree from London School of Economics in economics and a Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne in economics.

World Bank

How to access the international markets despite slowing GDP, rising inflation and ratings pressure

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 7:00am (Europe/London)

  • Where do investors see value in the Turkish credit markets? Who can access the market and at what price?
  • How can/have corporates successfully issued despite the challenging economic backdrop and pressure on ratings?
  • Ratings landscape and regulations on foreign currency: What are the obstacles for bank issuers to access the markets?
  • Can Turkey’s project sponsors sell bonds to international investors to refinance their project finance loans?
  • Out with the old and in with the new (benchmarks): How has a changed macroeconomic landscape trickled down into pricing, spread, duration? What does the new normal for Turkish issuers look like?

Moderator

James Sadler

James Sadler

Head of MENA Debt Capital Markets

BofA Securities

James Sadler

James Sadler

Head of MENA Debt Capital Markets at BofA Securities

James Sadler is Head of Debt Financing Origination for the MENAT region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has more than 14 years' experience in originating and executing financing transactions for corporates, sovereigns and banks in the CEEMEA region, having previously focused on hybrid and regulatory capital instruments for European issuers. He has recently executed financings for the Abu Dhabi and Qatar sovereigns, Mubadala, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates NBD, Damac, and QNB. James joined BofAML in August 2015, having previously worked at BNP Paribas in Bahrain and UBS in London. He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University.

For more than 200 years, Bank of America has been helping people around the world connect with what matters most to them. The company is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the Global Banking and Markets businesses. Combining local knowledge and global expertise, the company offers products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking and Global Markets. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa Bank of America Merrill Lynch has offices in 21 countries across three continents serving the needs of corporate, institutional and government clients.

BofA Securities

James Sadler

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Speakers

Ashwinder Singh Bakhshi

Ashwinder Singh Bakhshi

Managing Director, Financial Sector

Barings

Ashwinder Singh Bakhshi

Ashwinder Singh Bakhshi

Managing Director, Financial Sector at Barings

Barings

Görkem Elverici

Görkem Elverici

Chief Financial Officer

Sisecam

Görkem Elverici

Görkem Elverici

Chief Financial Officer at Sisecam

Görkem Elverici graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering in 1996 and obtained his MBA from Bilkent University in 1998. In 2015, Mr. Elverici completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation on Banking & Finance at Kadir Has University. He began his professional career in Isbank in 1998. Throughout his career, he has worked in various middle and senior management positions at İşbank, HSBC, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture Consulting. Mr. Elverici joined Şişecam Group as the CFO of Şişecam Flat Glass Group on March 1, 2013. Mr. Elverici is the CFO of Şişecam Group since May 2014.

Sisecam

Paul Lund

Paul Lund

Senior Director, Head of EMEA Industrials

Fitch Ratings

Paul Lund

Paul Lund

Senior Director, Head of EMEA Industrials at Fitch Ratings

Paul Lund was appointed Head of Fitch’s Industrial Ratings group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in April of 2016. He is ultimately responsible for ratings in a diverse portfolio including automotive, manufacturing, aerospace and defence, packaging, building materials, and construction companies.

Paul has an extensive experience in credit ratings, having joined Standard & Poor’s in 1998, and a subsequent spell at Moody’s, before joining Fitch Ratings in 2014, covering a wide variety of industries and financing structures.

Paul graduated from the University of Liverpool with a B.Eng (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management.

Fitch Ratings

Paul Lund

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Cenker Uçan

Cenker Uçan

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi

Cenker Uçan

Cenker Uçan

Group Chief Financial Officer at Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi

Cenker Uçan started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers Turkey in 2001 and served in different positions. He led audit engagements of companies operating in a wide range of industries, banks and conglomerates in accordance with IFRS, CMB and BRSA regulations and took major additional responsibilities in the PwC. He joined Yıldız Holding in 2010 and appointed as the Group CFO of the Food and Beverage Division of Yıldız Holding in 2011 and has been in charge of finance functions for companies operating in edible oil and fats, dairy, beverage, culinary sectors.

He has been appointed as CFO of Ulker Bisküvi as at May 2016. Between 2016 and 2018, he led the acquisitions of Saudi, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Dubai operations and integration process to the Group. Despite COVID 19 difficult macro-economic environment, under his leadership Ulker Bisküvi has issued Eurobond amounting to 650 mio USD by getting 4 times oversubscription and Ulker Bisküvi became the first Turkish corporate issuer in 2020.

Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi

Sule Kilic

Sule Kilic

Sule Kilic

Deputy Country Director at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Sule Topcu Kilic is the Deputy Head, Turkey at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She has been with EBRD since 2014 and reports directly to the Managing Director, assisting him to deliver the country strategy with a specific focus on infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors and deputize him for the Bank’s operations (administration and budgeting) and lead the policy initiatives in Turkey for infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors.

Sule Kilic has over 24 years of experience working on a variety of projects in project finance, financial advisory, M&A, private equity, bank acquisition.

During the last 12 year of her career, she took an active leading role in the development of BOT and PPP models in Turkish Transportation and Social Infrastructure Projects in Turkey, by taking a leading role in the preparation of legal framework and introduction of financing related regulations as well as the structuring and negotiations of the template Project Agreements with the relevant governmental authorities (including Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Health and Turkish Treasury). She also took an active role in the coordination of various stakeholders’ efforts to develop the project financing models to achieve the successful finalization of the projects in Turkish PPP Healthcare Programme as well as Transportation BOT programme.

Before joining the EBRD, Sule has spent six and half years at Unicredit Group, most recently as Managing Director leading project finance activities for the Investment Banking Platform in Turkey.

Prior to Unicredit, Sule held an array of Directorships and Vice Presidencies in project and structured finance, private equity in organisations such as Bayerische Hypo und Vereinsbank (Istanbul), Garanti Bank (Istanbul), Emporiki Private Equity (Athens & Istanbul), CitiBank (Istanbul) and Privatisation Administration (Ankara).

Sule is a Turkish national with a PhD in Finance from Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, a Master’s (MBA and MSc) degree from Manchester School of Management (UMIST) (with distinction degree) and BSc in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU). She is born in1970 in Gaziantep. She is married and has 2 children.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Green, social and sustainable: Can ESG and SDG bonds offer an alternative route to access new pools of capital?

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 8:00am (Europe/London)

  • Greenium effect: Is there more liquidity coming into deals that are SDG-linked or Green?
  • How “green” does green need to be? How “sustainable” does sustainable mean? What do issuers need to do to successfully tap into the Green, ESG and SDG-linked pool of liquidity?
  • How much more work is it for institutions to meet ESG criteria of investors? What are the first steps for institutions that are from less environmentally-friendly industries and sectors?

Moderator

Gianluca Spinetti

Gianluca Spinetti

Senior Director, Sustainable Finance

Fitch Ratings

Gianluca Spinetti

Gianluca Spinetti

Senior Director, Sustainable Finance at Fitch Ratings

Gianluca is the Head of Product Development, Sustainable Finance for Fitch Ratings. He is responsible for identifying and developing new ESG products. Gianluca is part of several working groups on Sustainable Finance.

He joined Fitch Ratings in 2018 as a Senior Director in Business and Relationship Management for EMEA. Before that, he spent 13 years working in Capital Markets for HSBC where he originated and structured numerous debt transactions for Financial institutions, Corporates and Public Sector.

Gianluca holds a BSc and MSc in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy).

Fitch Ratings

Gianluca Spinetti

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Speakers

Ayman Sejiny

Ayman Sejiny

Ayman Sejiny

Chief Executive Officer at Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny is the CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the private sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development bank Group. Mr Ayman is highly accomplished financial industry leader. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Ibdar Bank BSC, Bank Alkhair, Barclays Capital Saudi Arabia and as the Chairman of Open-Silicon, Inc and Bahrain Financing Company Group as well as a Board member of Unicorn Bahrain. Mr. Sejiny has in-depth knowledge and more than 24 years’ experience in investment and corporate banking in the local, regional and international markets. He held a senior role in a number of regional and international financial institutions, including Citi Bank and ABN AMRO affiliate in Saudi Arabia (Saudi American Bank “SAMBA” and Saudi Hollandi Bank). Mr. Sejiny is Board and C-Level performer with vast experience in innovating financial processes and products. Mr Ayman holds a BA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University, United States.

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Salima Lamdouar

Salima Lamdouar

Salima Lamdouar

VP Thematic Credit at Alliance Bernstein

Salima Lamdouar is a Vice President and a member of AB’s Portfolio Management Group, focusing on thematic credit strategies. Before joining the firm in 2015, she was a generalist portfolio manager at Rogge Global Partners. Salima holds a BSc (Hons) in banking and international finance from Cass Business School. Location: London

Alliance Bernstein

Greg Saichin

Greg Saichin

Greg Saichin

Advisor at Even Keel Family Office

Even Keel Family Office

Rahul Sheth

Rahul Sheth

Debt Capital Markets, and Head of Sustainable Bonds

Standard Chartered

Rahul Sheth

Rahul Sheth

Debt Capital Markets, and Head of Sustainable Bonds at Standard Chartered

Based out of Singapore, Rahul Sheth is an Executive Director in Standard Chartered’s Capital Solutions team, housed within its Capital Markets franchise. In his role as a solutions specialist, he globally heads the green bonds product and has been responsible for leading pioneering green bond transactions for clients across the bank’s footprint including the New Development Bank, Axis Bank, TSKB, Agricultural Bank of China, NTPC, IDBI, Bank of China amongst others. He maintains an active dialogue with investors, regulators and organisations such as the Climate Bonds Initiative and the Green Bond Principles.

Standard Chartered

Rahul Sheth
Murat Soylu

Murat Soylu

Murat Soylu

Partner at Bezen & Partners

Murat Soylu is the capital markets partner of Bezen & Partners. He specialises in corporate and capital markets transactions and represents national and international corporates, banks, financial and capital markets institutions. He leads various IPOs, secondary market transactions, debt instrument issuances and mergers and acquisitions. He is also a member of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey.

Bezen & Partners

Murat Soylu

Extend, refinance or restructure: How companies can continue to manage liabilities and repayment obligations through the pause in economic activity (in Turkish)

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 9:00am (Europe/London)

  • Should corporates restructure today with a one-time solution, extend for six months in the hope of improved credit conditions, or look to refinance?
  • Projects put on hold by COVID: Force majeure? Renegotiate? Repayment extension? What is the cost of refinancing in today’s market versus the all-in cost of delaying and waiting 12 months?
  • Has the health pandemic caused a short-term cyclical slowdown in activity or a permanent structural shift? How do the options (restructuring, extending or refinancing) vary depending on sector?
  • Financing and refinancing through the current FX volatility

Moderator

Furkan Unsal

Furkan Unsal

Furkan Unsal

Managing Partner at Unsal Law Firm

Furkan Unsal is the Managing Partner at UNSAL Attorney Partnership, a boutique law firm specialized in projects, banking & finance, capital markets and corporate transactions. He focuses on structuring, leading and negotiating financing and commercial transactions especially in oil & gas, power & utility and telecommunication sectors. He has involved in many projects and structured financings in the region which are unique and pioneering in its respective area. Before UNSAL Attorney Partnership, he worked for SOCAR as director of legal affairs responsible for projects, debt and equity transactions in Istanbul and worked as an associate at the projects & finance departments of DLA Piper UK LLP and Chadbourne & Parke LLP covering Africa in London. He graduated from Koç University Law School. He is a member of Istanbul Bar Association.

Unsal Law Firm

Furkan Unsal

Speakers

Emre Hatem

Emre Hatem

Director of Corporate Loans and Project Finance Restructuring Department

Garanti BBVA

Emre Hatem

Emre Hatem

Director of Corporate Loans and Project Finance Restructuring Department at Garanti BBVA

Emre Hatem works at Garanti BBVA as Director of Investment Banking and Finance. He has more than 20 years hands-on experience in project and structured finance, investment banking and restructurings.

He also leads the Sustainability Team of the bank and is the Board Member representing Garanti Bank at LYY Telekom. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB).

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Boğaziçi University, along with a Master’s degree in Management from Marmara University and completed Columbia Business School Emerging Leader Development and Maine University Business Administration Programs.

Garanti BBVA

Onur Mumcu

Onur Mumcu

Onur Mumcu

Partner at McKinsey and Company

McKinsey and Company

Tamer Calisir

Tamer Calisir

Chief Executive Officer

GAMA Enerji

Tamer Calisir

Tamer Calisir

Chief Executive Officer at GAMA Enerji

GAMA Enerji

Galip Ayköse

Galip Ayköse

Chief Financial Officer

Aydem Energy

Galip Ayköse

Galip Ayköse

Chief Financial Officer at Aydem Energy

Aydem Energy

Underwriting and syndicating loans in Turkey: Who is lending, at what price and on what terms?

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 9:45am (Europe/London)

  • What are international banks’ approach to lending in Turkey? Who can borrow and at what price?
  • New deals, new liquidity: Which banks are active in the market? How are banks becoming more selective?
  • Liquidity and cost of funding: How much are Turkish banks able to lend in US dollars and euros? What is the cost of those dollars and euros? At what price can they lend to customers in dollars and euros?
  • Buy government bonds vs. lending to the local markets: Are banks’ properly incentivised to lend to the Turkish market?

Moderator

Eric Zimny

Eric Zimny

Managing Director, Head of CEEMEA Origination

SMBC

Eric Zimny

Eric Zimny

Managing Director, Head of CEEMEA Origination at SMBC

With over 25 years of Loan and Debt Capital Market experience, Eric is a Managing Director and Head of CEEMEA Origination, Loan Capital Markets, at SMBCE responsible for the origination and structuring of loans for corporates and financial institutions across the full regional and borrower spectrum. Before joining SMBC in 2011, he was employed at Commerzbank New York, Frankfurt and London, where he held various head positions including loans and bonds origination. Eric is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked as such in Germany and the US. Eric is also a member of a group of authors that triennially publish a practical textbook on syndicated lending for borrowers, banking professionals, lawyers and auditors in German language

SMBC

Eric Zimny

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Speakers

Osman Yilmaz

Osman Yilmaz

Chief Financial Officer

Turkcell

Osman Yilmaz

Osman Yilmaz

Chief Financial Officer at Turkcell

Osman Yılmaz is Group Chief Financial Officer at Turkcell, the leading converged Communications and Technology services company in Turkey. Osman has a diverse professional experience, which spans from Treasury Management, Portfolio Management and Structured Derivatives. Before Turkcell, he was head of fixed income and multi asset funds at HSBC Global Asset Management, where he spent over 8 years. He holds a BSc in Economics & Management from London School of Economics, MSc in Financial Engineering from Boğaziçi University and a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Ozyegin University.

Turkcell

Ozgur Kutay

Ozgur Kutay

Country Manager, Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

UK Export Finance

Ozgur Kutay

Ozgur Kutay

Country Manager, Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia at UK Export Finance

Ozgur Kutay is the Country Manager for Turkey, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at UK Export Finance (UKEF). In this role, Ozgur manages the UKEF relationships for a number of project sponsors, contractors, governments and financial institutions in the region along with supporting UK exporters to win contracts backed by the UKEF financing offer.

Prior to this position, Kutay served in Citigroup for over two decades with a variety of responsibilities. His roles included running Citibank in Kuwait as the chief executive, managing credit and risk for a region including Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Central Asia, and leading Citibank’s corporate, financial institutions, and public sector relationships for the same region.

UK Export Finance

Ozgur Kutay
Özlem Gökçeimam

Özlem Gökçeimam

Director, Head of Financial Institutions

Garanti BBVA

Özlem Gökçeimam

Özlem Gökçeimam

Director, Head of Financial Institutions at Garanti BBVA

Özlem Gökçeimam is the Director of Financial Institutions at Garanti BBVA. Her responsibilities include Trade Finance, Correspondent Banking and ICG.

Prior to taking up this position, Mrs. Gökçeimam was the Head of Structured Finance at Garanti BBVA.

Mrs. Gökçeimam earned her MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University and holds a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University.

Garanti BBVA

Mert Poyraz

Mert Poyraz

Director, Loans & Syndications

Emirates NBD

Mert Poyraz

Mert Poyraz

Director, Loans & Syndications at Emirates NBD

Mert graduated with a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2005. He started his career in Consumer Banking in Citibank, Dubai and joined Emirates NBD Group in 2008.

He has been part of Emirates NBD Capital platform since late 2012, focusing on capital market transactions and loan syndications.

Mert has led a number of key transactions across project finance, structured finance, leveraged buy-out landscape and covered key regional markets such as UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Africa and Turkey.

Emirates NBD

Mert Poyraz

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Emirates NBD is also a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd/mycompany/

End of conference

Wed 24th Feb 2021, 10:30am (Europe/London)

Strategic Partner

Borsa Istanbul

Multilateral Sponsor

ICD

Bronze Sponsors

Bezen & Partners Fitch Ratings UK Export Finance Unsal Law Firm

Supporting Partners

British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey Turkish Institutional Investment Managers Association