Discovering Emerging Markets : Turkey

Emerging Markets Postgraduate / Graduate Networking Event Of The Year

Friday 7th November, 2014

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ, London

Meet. Learn. Network.

The leading Emerging Markets executive search firm brought together some of the most respected professionals in financial services covering the Turkish market to share their views on the challenges and opportunities in 2014/2015. One of London’s leading immigration lawyers was invited to advise on labour market regulations and visa processes.

The Discovering Emerging Markets : Turkey event focused on the opportunities and challenges that young professionals, postgraduate and graduate candidates face when considering opportunities in finance with a focus on the Turkish market, both locally and out of London.

Guest Appearances

  • TurkishWIN (Turkish Women’s International Network)
  • Conservative Friends of Turkey



Yavuz UZAY, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Managing Director, Head of EEMEA Financials Research, London

  • Yavuz joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2014 from Renaissance Capital, where he headed Turkish equity research
  • Prior to this he was part of Goldman Sachs’ Fundamental Strategies Group, having previously held senior equity research roles with Credit Suisse and Global Securities

Caglayan CETIN, Goldman Sachs, MD, Chief Country Officer Turkey, London / Istanbul

  • Caglayan joined Goldman Sachs in 2008 an leads their investment banking activity for Turkey
  • He previously held the role of Head of Turkish Investment Banking at Citigroup, where he spent four years between 2004 and 2008 , and was promoted to Managing Director in 2007
  • He graduated from Macalester College in 1998

Ozgur ONDER, CVC Capital Partners, Director, Central & Eastern Europe, London

  • Ozgur joined CVC Central & Eastern Europe team in 2008
  • Previously he worked for UBS Investment Bank
  • Ozgur holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a BA Degree in Economics and BAS in Systems Science from University of Pennsylvania where he was a Simon Kuznets Fellow

Emre IZGI, Charlemagne Capital, Portfolio Adviser, London

  • Emre joined Charlemagne in 2012 and is responsible for the broader financials sector for the Eastern Europe portfolios and Turkey funds
  • He joined from Citigroup, where he had spent over 7 years as an Equity Analyst focused on Turkish banks research as part of the CEEMEA financials team

Joy SOLOMAN, Credit Suisse, Director, COO, EMEA Emerging Markets & EMEA Industrials, London

  • Joy is a Director and Chief Operational Officer for Emerging EMEA, a role in which she leads operational oversight of Turkey, amongst a host of emerging markets
  • Previously she was the EMEA IBD Lateral Recruitment Manager at Credit Suisse First Boston for 8 years

Gillian BLAVO, Blavo & Co, Partner, Head of Immigration Department, London

  • Gillian has over 17 years experience in immigration and nationality law and a vast amount of experience in corporate and business immigration matters, having represented various businesses and private individuals with their immigration matters
  • She has recently been listed as a leading individual, in the Legal 500, for her work in immigration law

Muhammed YESILHARK, Carmignac, Head of European Equities, London

  • Muhammed runs the Carmignac Grande Europe fund and the long-short Carmignac Euro-Patrimoine fund. He also co-manages the small and mid-caps Carmignac Euro-Entrepreneurs fund
  • Before joining Carmignac in 2014, he managed a large European equity portfolio for four years at SAC Global Investors’ London office

18:30 - Arrival and Refreshments

18:55 - Welcome Speech

  • YIANNIS DEMOPOULOS – Co-Founder & Director, Delta Executive Search

19:00 - Presentations

  • Challenges facing financial services professionals covering the Turkish market
  • Local vs. Global - Where should you be based to succeed?
  • How to stand out among your peers
  • Visa implications for Turkish nationals working in the UK and their impact on institutional hiring

20:55 - Summary

  • CIGDEM OKUTGEN – Senior Consultant, Delta Executive Search

21:00 - Q&A Session

21:10 - Closing Speech

  • GERRY DEMOPOULOS – Co-Founder & Director / Legal Counsel, Delta Executive Search

21:15 - Drinks & Networking