Sule has over 20 years experience working on a variety of Project Finance/Financial Advisory, M&A, Private Equity, Bank Acquisition projects.
She is currently working as the Deputy Country Director for Turkey at EBRD since June 2014. In this position, she reports directly to the Country Director, provide support to develop the Istanbul RO as the main operational hub in Turkey, and assist to develop and deliver the country strategy. Responsibilities in her position: Take the lead in the Bank’s strategy business development and execution (infrastructure (municipalities, transportation, social infrastructure, PPPs), energy (power and natural resources)). Portfolio monitoring. Policy Dialogue and Representation of the Bank to the Turkish Government. Staff Management.
Prior to that, she worked as Head of Financial Advisory Turkey for PCF based in Istanbul and as a Managing Director in Unicredit Group for over 6.5 years, representing Unicredit CIB in Turkey for its financial advisory, structured and project finance activities across all industry sectors including infrastructure, PPPs, energy, commodity industries, oil and gas. She has been responsible for the structuring and arranging of several transportation, infrastructure, PPP and privatisation projects in Turkey. An excerpt of her transactions include: Financial Advisory of ETLIK PPP, BILKENT PPP and IKITELLI PPP Projects, Financial Advisory for EURASIA TUNNEL Project, Financial Advisory for STAR Refinery Project and TOLLROAD PRIVATISATION, structuring & arranging mandates of DALAMAN AIRPORT, IZMIR AIRPORT; ZAFER AIRPORT; ANTALYA AIRPORT, ATATURK AIRPORT; ESENBOGA AIRPORT, MERSIN PORT; BANDIRMA PORT and ISKENDERUN PORT, BASKENT GAZ Privatisation, structuring and coordinating roles in various other BOT schemed projects and other infrastructure projects currently in progress.
Previous to her employment with UniCredit, Sule worked for Garanti Bank (Project Finance-Transportation & Infrastructure), Emporiki Venture Capital (Representative Head of Turkey Desk), Dogus Holding (Advisor to Chairman), Citibank (as the Head of Strategy & Business Development, Bank Acquisitions and M&A) and the Privatisation Administration of Turkey (Project Manager for PETKIM Privatisation).
Sule is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University (with 1st degree honour), Turkey, a BSc in Industrial Engineering and has acquired an MBA and MSc from the University of Manchester, UMIST, UK (graduated with Distinction). She is currently proceeding with PhD in Finance at Bosphorus University, Istanbul.