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Mesut Ugur – Founder and General Manager

He is an expert on domestic and abroad credits, leasing, foreign trade, tax planning, company corporations, company buy-out and selling operations, finding strategic partners, real estate development, marketing and finance. He started his work life in the Unilever group in 1984, moving to Faisal Finance Institution and its partnerships as Financial Affairs and Loan Marketing Manager from 1985-1995. He also served as Loans Manager and Deputy Manager for the prominent Turkish Ihlas group’s Finance Company from 1995-2001.

He has also served as a Board Member at the Bisan Bicycle Co., Ege Rim Industry Co., Ege Mosan Mopet Industry Co. and Bicycle Industry Co. He has worked as a consultant on finance, marketing and selling since 2001. He is a member of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), and is a Certified Public Accountant in Istanbul.

Andrew Boord – International Business

Andrew Boord graduated from Oxford University in 1985 with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and an MA in 1988. In 1986 he began his career in Turkey as a lecturer at the Banking and Insurance Institute at Marmara University, Istanbul, while pursuing parallel freelance projects in journalism and business consultancy. In 1992, he was appointed special advisor to the Chairman of a leading Turkish multinational corporation, expanded his activities in political and risk analysis, and lobbying for Turkey. He was granted citizenship of Turkey in 1997 while working for a prominent Member of Parliament with responsibilities on the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Commission and was instrumental in the establishment of a successful political and corporate advisory company in Brussels in the 2000.