Ayşem Özakman Sülün


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Akademik Eğitim


Work Experience:

Dec 2009- present. Sabancı University , Edu Istanbul, Turkey
IFA Consulting Co.

Financial consultant and trainer
Hands-on training courses to private and public sector including banking, telecommunications,industrial and retail. Some of the companies are: Finansbank, Carrefoursa, Avea, Ziraat Bankasi and Vakifbank.

March 2008-Oct 2008 T.B.I.F N.V. (Kardan Group) Istanbul, Turkey
• Corporate Finance
• Advisory in the Group’s further investment plans in Turkey. Formulating investment strategies, identifying new opportunities and structuring the full M&A process, including due diligence, deal structuring, financial and tax advisory.

Dec 2005 -Nov 2006 AKBANK T.A.Ş , BATI CORPORATE BRANCH Istanbul, Turkey Branch Manager
• Management of one of three largest branches of Akbank.

Oct 2002 - Dec 2005 AKBANK T.A.Ş , DOGU CORPORATE BRANCH Istanbul, Turkey Branch Manager
• Management of one of three largest branches of Akbank. 
• Leading, monitoring and evaluating the performance of a group of 26 people including twelve customer relationship managers.
• Team working closely with other groups in the Bank. 
• Dealing with 220 top tier local and multinational private sector companies, which have $650 million cash and $600 million non-cash outstanding credit risk balance.
• Very strong relationship with the top management of the client portfolio.
• Performing solutions and offering financial structures to customer demands via analyzing their needs in complete diligence.
• Responsible for the credit assessment and monitoring the credit risk.
• Responsibility of financial analysis and corporate finance.
• Developing new businesses with the existing clients as well as enlarging the overall client portfolio.
• Special concentration on credits, trade finance and project finance. 

May 1999 - Oct 2002 FINANSBANK A.Ş., ELMADAG CORPORATE BRANCH Istanbul, Turkey Branch Manager
• Responsible for the management of the branch, including the Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and Operations Departments.
• Dealing with corporate companies which have $300 million outstanding credit risk balance.
• Leading a team of 40 employees.
• Responsibilities included the risk management and the profitability of the branch.

June 1994 - Sept 1997 FINANSBANK A.Ş., CIFTEHAVUZLAR BRANCH Istanbul, Turkey Branch Manager
• Created a new client portfolio, responsible for profitability and credit risk quality by monitoring existing customer activity to achieve ongoing sales.
• Increased share of wallet penetration.

Oct 1993 - June 1994 FINANSBANK A.Ş., HEADQUARTERS Istanbul, Turkey Group Head, Investment Banking Group 
• Responsible from the origination, execution and management of all investment banking products and services including equity offerings, M&A, private equity, privatisation advisory, project finance, restructuring advisory, and debt markets with a team of 8 people. 

Aug 1988 - Oct 1993 FINANSBANK A.Ş., MAIN BRANCH Istanbul, Turkey Marketing Manager
• Managed a corporate customer portfolio consisting of multinationals and prime local companies.
• Responsible from marketing and increasing the client revenues. Also, prepared financial analysis reports and full-scope credit proposals.

July 1987 - Aug 1988 BANK OF NEW YORK , NY New York, USA Corporate Finance, Investment Banking


Sept 1982- June 1987 B.A. IN BUSINESS ADM., FINANCE MAJOR, Graduated with High Honour Degree, BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY, İSTANBUL

Courses and Seminars Attended 
Treasury Simulation 
Project Finance
Advanced Project Finance 
Risk Management and Credit Culture
The Analysis of Turkish Economy 
Total Quality Management
Sales and Marketing Techniques
Advanced International Trade 
Communication and Presentation Techniques 
Sectoral Studies in Turkish Economy
Privatization and M&A`s
Foreign Capital Markets
Corporate Investors
Advanced Credit Risk Workshop
Face to face selling skills
Training of the Trainer

Turkish (native), English (excellent) 
Proficient user of all windows applications ; enjoy reading, skiing, swimming and travelling
Born in November, 1964
References available upon request.

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