2017 – Present

Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Basel Holding - Cyprus
  • Executive board member of the holding company and ventures
  • Management of a team that runs accounting, profitability analysis, financial management and portfolio management of group companies
  • Global cash management and banking relationship management
  • Financial risk management, running the tax & audit committees of the holding
  • Strategic management support to the group's Board of Directors (BoD)
  • Startup financing decision making and financial management of the companies under the holding umbrella

2015 – 2017

Senior Treasury Dealer

Unilever – Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Responsible from cash management of the main financing entity, U.S., Europe, Turkey and Argentina, managing EUR 60 bn. of total assets for the central entity.
  • Extensive work related to daily operations for large ticket items, active cash management dealings including deposits, commercial paper issuance, managing an active inter-company loan portfolio, interest rate management, dealing external loans and funding projects.
  • Run analyses on true exposure of the local entities and analyzed hedging costs.
  • Worked with international teams from all around the world and aligned them towards corporate goals and standards.

2013 – 2015

Finance Business Partner

Foods, Unilever – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Run full P&L budgeting and forecasting processes for Unilever foods business in Turkey.
  • Partnered Lipton, Knorr, Sana, Becel, Calve and Carte d’Or marketing and sales teams by providing data and case analysis, valuation of strategic business options, and budget analysis.
  • Guided partnering teams (local) on financial aspects of daily operations and decisions.


2012 – 2013

Koc University, MBA

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Concentration towards Corporate Finance, Strategy and Management
  • Recipient of a merit based scholarship, GPA 4.11/4.00 (Top 1%)

2008 – 2012

American University, Bachelor’s of Science

Washington DC, USA
  • Dual Degree in Mathematics and Finance, Minor in Economics
  • Kogod School of Business Dean’s List
  • Cumulative GPA 3.89 (Top 1%)
  • GMAT Score: 710


2013 – 2015

Secretary General, Cyprus Turkish Businessmen Association

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Organize networking events and business panels for the members
  • Provide consulting for applicants over doing business in Turkey and Cyprus

2012 – 2015

Board of Directors, Critical Mass Leadership Education (CMLE), Inc.

  • Oversee social development of youth participants in CMLE programs
  • Provide consulting for board members to include a global perspective in CMLE programs


2012 – 2013

Koç University Merit Based Scholarship

Waived Full Tuition

2008 – 2012

Fulbright Scholar,

Cyprus-America Scholarship Program - CASP ($100,000)

2008 – 2012

George and Thelma Paraskevaides Scholarship

American University ($88,000)


Outstanding Academic Achievement Award,

American U. Dept. of Math. & Stat.



Fluent in English and Turkish (native)


Certified in Microsoft Excel, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, MIT Scratch and Python


Proficient in Financial Modeling, certified in Bloomberg, SAP/BW, WallStreet Treasury Systems


Self motivated, ESTJ-A,  dedicated, strong-willed, direct and honest, loyal, patient, reliable,