Mustafa E. Say
Mr. Say is the founder of AccessTurkey Capital Group. He institutionalized his private investment activities in 1999 with AccessTurkey Fund LLC, a hedge fund with an outstanding track record. In early 2000 he diversified AccessTurkey Capital Group operations into Venture Capital by founding iLab Ventures. Under iLab franchise he has invested in 5 online businesses with extraordinary growth track records. His vision and entrepreneurial drive has been instrumental for the growth of AccessTurkey portfolio companies. Mr. Say has founded several visionary businesses under iLab Ventures and has been at the forefront of cultivating entrepreneurship in Turkey. Later in 2005, he expanded AccessTurkey operations to include Private Equity and Real Estate.
From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Say was at Vinmar International (Houston, USA), a large international petrochemical and plastics trading company. At Vinmar, Mr. Say established and managed the petrochemicals trading division. His responsibilities included trading as well as formation and execution of global strategy and organizational development. During his tenure, Mr. Say built a business with annual revenue in excess of $300 million and established offices in Turkey, Singapore, Taipei, and China. Prior to Vinmar, from 1983 to 1989, Mr. Say held a variety of positions in GE Trading (New York, USA), a subsidiary of General Electric Co (USA). Mr. Say has been an active private investor in the Turkish and global markets since 1991. Mr. Say has an MBA from Columbia University in New York and BSME in Engineering from Technical University in Istanbul. Mr. Say is founding member of Endeavor Turkey and member of Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD).
Yuksel Dibekoglu, CFA
Yuksel Dibekoglu has eight years of investment banking experience. Mr. Dibekoglu joined AccessTurkey in 2003 and has played a key role in executing several Venture Capital and Private Equity investment transactions. Prior to AccessTurkey, he worked at SilkRoad Ventures, a boutique corporate finance and merger & acquisitions advisory firm. During his tenure at SilkRoad, he contributed to numerous financial advisory services; principally for early-stage through middle-market companies in the sectors of retailing, technology, food, and insurance. Before SilkRoad, Mr. Dibekoglu served for 5 years at Alternatif Yatirim as an investment banker. He performed a broad range of investment banking activities, including financial advisory services, private placements, merger & acquisition advisory & transactional work, and capital markets projects. At Alternatif Yatirim he undertook key roles in projects such as the initial public offering of Yazicilar Holding, a dual listing on Luxembourg and Istanbul Stock Exchanges. Mr. Dibekoglu holds a BS degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Dokuz Eylul University, and an MBA degree from Koc University in Istanbul. Mr. Dibekoğlu is a CFA charterholder.
Ozgur O. Tanrıverdi
Prior to joining to Access Turkey Capital Group in 2005, Ozgur O. Tanriverdi was Vice President in Burgan Securities, one of the leading brokerage houses in Turkey. Mr. Tanriverdi has total seven years of investment banking experience. He has expertise in telecom, media, utilities and steel sectors. He advised for various M&A deals in Turkey and designed and prepared key transaction materials and management presentations. He was also involved in many Initial Public Offering (IPO), asset sales, joint ventures and private equity deals in diverse fields.
Mr. Tanriverdi has an MBA from the Terry College of Business School in the University of Georgia in Atlanta, USA (2004) and BS in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey (1997). He also holds Turkish Capital Market Board (CMB) Advanced Level and Derivatives Licenses.
Simal Togral, has eight years of audit experience, seven years, at Tekstilbank, as junior auditor, auditor, senior auditor and audit supervisor . Since 2005 works for Access Turkey as Director Of Internal Audit. At Tekstilbank, Ms. Togral participated the Core Banking Conversion Project as a member of the Board Of Auditors. She was the coordinator of the New Turkish Lira Conversion Project. Ms. Togral, leaded the branch and unit operational and financial audits in Tekstilbank. She has a BS in Public Administration from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences.
Altug Inan joined Access Turkey Capital Group in 2008. Prior to Access Turkey, Mr. Inan has worked for 3 years as the Managing Director of Kodak Turkey, where he had led the major restructuring projects of the multi business unit Turkish operations, which included a business unit spin-off and sale to a private equity firm. Mr. Inan joined Kodak Turkey as CFO in 2004.
Before Kodak; Mr. Inan has worked for Deloitte & Touche Assurance and Business Advisory department for 10 years in Istanbul and Southampton (UK) offices, where he was an Audit Director for the last 2 years in Istanbul office. In addition to his audit experience, Mr. Inan had significant exposure in due diligence, company valuation and privatization projects during his Deloitte period. Mr. Inan holds a BS degree in Business Administration (English) from Marmara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Nuri M. Toker joined AccessTurkey Capital Group in 2009 and is responsible for private equity investments. He had worked as an international strategy consultant at Farmer & Company Inc. (UK and USA) and at Credo (UK) for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in international corporate strategy development, operational improvements, restructurings and transactional services, and worked across Europe, USA, South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Turkey. His clients included large and mid-cap private equity investors, global corporations, FTSE250 members and large Turkish holding companies.
Prior to AccessTurkey, Mr. Toker was director for the Anderson Family Investment Trust in charge of origination and performance improvement of current investments in Turkey. Mr. Toker holds an MBA degree from Cass (City) Business School in London and a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Technical University, Istanbul.
Ertekin Peker has been duty for a period of 18 years in various combat squadrons of Turkish Air Forces in his quality of Combat Pilot. After having been graduated from Air Force War Academy in1995 as a Staff Officer, he had been appointed to headquarters services where he took duties within the frame of planning studies of NATO exercises. After having been graduated NATO Defence College in Roma, Italy in 1998, he was appointed to his duty of Squadron Operation Officer and Squadron Commandership. During the continuation of his last duty, he joined Allied Force Operation (Kosovo) from Ghedi Air Base in Italy. He got retired in year 2000 from Turkish Air Forces upon his request and joined iLab Ventures, venture capital arm of Access Turkey Capital Group. Mr. Peker has taken responsibilities in business development, human resources and administrative affairs. Mr. Ertekin Peker has received education in Air Force College (Aeronautical Engineering), Air Force War Academy (Staff Officer) and Roma NATO Defence College (NATO Senior Headquarters Officer).
Mahmut Tuzun joined Access Turkey Capital group in 2013. His responsibilities includes value maximization of portfolio companies by leading operational and commercial excellence initiatives. He has been working in Telecommunications and Internet industry for the last 11 years and held management roles in different companies; Peppers&Rogers Group (UAE), Ericsson (UAE/Turkey),Turkcell (Turkey).
He has vast experiences in development of customer centric marketing strategies, customer value management, go to market strategy development, service portfolio development & partnerships, corporate transformation & change management.
Prior to Access Turkey, Mr. Tuzun has worked for Peppers&Rogers Group as a Senior Manager and had led different management consulting projects for marketing and sales organizations. His clients included market leading Telecom operators across MEA, Asia-Pacific and Turkey. Mr. Tuzun holds a BS degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and an MBA degree from Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Mr. Tuzun also attended to Executive Program for Leadership Development at IESE Business School, Barcelona.