Roundtable | Turkey



Dr. Turalay Kenç is deputy governor at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. He received a PhD in economics from the University of York, England. He worked at several UK universities, including the University of Cambridge, Birkbeck College, University of London, the University of Durham, and Imperial College London in different capacities. Before joining the central bank he was professor of finance at the Bradford University School of Management. Dr Kenç, who was appointed a member of the central bank’s monetary policy committee on May 7, 2009, has acted as deputy governor of the bank since April 29, 2011.
Selim Çakır joined Türk Ekonomi Bankasi in 2008 as chief economist. He also covers Turkey and GCC research for the BNP Paribas Fixed-Income Group. During a tenure of 10 years, Çakır has held various positions at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on the Middle East and on transition economies in Central Asia. He represented the government of Turkey on the executive board of the IMF between 1999 and 2003, and had an active role in the design of the government of Turkey’s economic program. He also worked for many years as the undersecretariat of Treasury in Turkey.
Ayşe Meltem Ağci has worked as general manager at Oyak Yatırım Menkul Değerler since June 2001. Her professional carrier started at the treasury and capital markets department of Koç-American Bank in 1986. She worked as an assistant general manager of treasury and capital markets at Midland Bank from 1990 to 1994 and Tekfenbank from 1994 to 1997. She worked as the general manager of Ub Ulusal Investment from 1997 to 2000 and was adviser to the CEO at Strateji Faktoring from 2000 to May 2001. She has more than 20 years of capital markets and investment banking experience.
Serkan Özcan is assistant general manager and head of economic research and strategy at Odeabank, a position he has held since 2012. He served from 1999 to 2006 as a specialist in the Turkish Central Bank’s banking and financial organizations department, and from 2006 to 2009 as adviser to the chairman in the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency. From 2009 to 2012 he was chief economist and strategist at VakıfBank.



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