Chairman: M. İbrahim TURHAN, Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO, Borsa İstanbul
President, Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS)
Member, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Board of Directors
Mr. Ibrahim M. Turhan, born in 1968 in Izmir-Turkey, graduated from Lycée de Galatasaray İstanbul (Galatasaray High School). In 1987, he entered Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management.
After successfully achieving his undergraduate degree, he joined the Institute for Banking and Insurance Studies at the Marmara University in Istanbul, as research and teaching assistant, where he pursued his graduate studies in financial economics. He received his MA degree in International Banking in 1995, and his Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2001.
Mr. Turhan was awarded a scholarship from the Marmara University Research Fund, and conducted a research on ‘the saving and investment behaviours of Turkish households’ at the European Institute in the University of Geneva (L'Institut Européen de l'Université de Genève IEUG). He also worked as a visiting research fellow at the Banking Centre in Loughborough University.
Mr. Turhan lectured at various universities in Istanbul. He joined the Yeditepe University as an assistant professor, where he worked as the head of the International Business and Trade Department and the Banking and Insurance Management Department. Mr. Turhan also held the positions of Director of School of Vocational Studies and Director of School of Foreign Languages in the same university.
Mr. Turhan has many articles on financial economics, macroeconomics, and political economy published in periodicals in Turkish and English. He served as Managing Editor and Editor in Chief in sectoral journals published on banking, finance and finance technologies.
On April 1st 2004, while he was working as a part-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Beykent University, Istanbul, Mr. Turhan was elected as Board Member by the General Assembly of the Central Bank of Turkey. Mr. Turhan was elected as member of the Monetary Policy Committee by the Board on June 7th, 2006. He was appointed as Deputy Governor on May 8th 2008. He also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Contemporary Turkish Studies Chair at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) European Institute until the end of 2011.
Mr. Turhan is a member of the Leaders' Circle as well as the Advisory Board of the Global Economic Symposium organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Mr.Turhan was appointed as the Chairman and CEO of the İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası (converted to Borsa istanbul) on January 1, 2012.