The Euromoney/EBRD/ECBC CEE Covered Bond Forum

Yildirim Akar

Head of Group, Corporate Finance Department

Capital Markets Board of Turkey

Yildirim Akar is head of group at the corporate finance department at the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and currently he is responsible for development of corporate bond market. He started his career as a junior expert at the CMB of Turkey in 1994. He became an expert in 1997 before becoming senior expert in 2006 and was made head of group in 2010, in charge of SME access to capital markets. He received his BS degree in business administration from Ankara University Political Science Faculty in 1993. He completed a diploma program on US securities regulations and financial markets at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in 2003.

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