Ferda Besli has experience more than 30 years on project financing, strategic marketing, debt management and financial institution relations. He is the founder and managing partner of Besfin. He started his professional career at Akbank T.A.Ş in 1987. He has served as an Internal Auditor and Branch Manager, followed by his post as Manager in charge of Corporate Banking and Senior Vice President in charge of Commercial Banking. In 2006, he was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial Banking. Mr. Besli served as Executive Vice President of Commercial and SME-Banking of Akbank T.A.S after 2010. After his retirement in 2011, he established Besfin. Mr. Besli has a certificate from Capital Markets Board of Turkey which is "Capital Market Activities Advanced Level".Also he integrated the "Credit Rating License" and "Corporate Governance Rating License".
Mr. Besli graduated from Istanbul University with a Bachelor degree in Economics. When working at Akbank, Besli engaged in an internship at Deutsche Bank, one of the worldwide leading financial institutions. Besli continues to participate in numerous domestic and international training programs on sales, marketing and corporate finance. The last program which he was participated in “Customer Focused Marketing Strategy” at London Business School.
As a member of a high-level working group, jointly established by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), Mr. Besli took actively part in the meetings in Barcelona and Brussels where the working group examined practical avenues to improve access by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to financing in the region.
Mr. Besli is a member of The World Future Society(WFS), TUSIAD, Chatham House and many other social organizations.
Nihan Tarmur has experience more than 20 years on project financing, foreign trade and cash management. Tarmur joined Besfin as the Corporate Finance Director in 2016. She started her banking career with Yapı ve Kredi Bank MT program in 1994. Until 2003, she continued to work as Branch Manager in the headquarter and Esentepe Corporate Branches. Between 2004 and 2007, she worked as a branch manager under Commercial Banking Management and between 2007 and 2010 as Corporate Banking Sales and Credit Support Director. After 2010, she was involved in a joint project on Structured Trade and Export Finance related with Unicredit Group Banks. She lastly served as the Corporate Sales Director for the Unicredit Group. Between 2012 and 2016, Tarmur worked as Head of Sales and Credit Support Unit/Group Manager in Corporate/Commercial Banking at ABank.
Nihan Tarmur graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Chemistry in 1994 and graduated from Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences, Master of Accountancy Finance program between 2007 and 2009 and completed the Business Certificate Program of Georgetown University between 2003-2004.
Selen Uruk Güngör joined Besfin in 2015 and his primary industry experience covers logisticsn and textile. Selen serves in Besfin focusing on project financing, financial modelling, valuation, analysis, research, and M&A. Her career started at Agis Zorgverzekeringen . After, she worked at n11.com. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She also completed Anadolu University, Economics programme. She started Finance master programme in Istanbul University in 2014.
Deniz Besli joined Besfin in 2016. Deniz serves in Besfin focusing on financial analysis, financial modelling, M&A and research. She supported the Transactions Advisory Services of E&Y and Valuation of M&A transactions of PwC Advisory. She graduated fromDual Diploma Program; Istanbul Technical University and State University Of New York at Economics.
Çağrı Kaan Yıldız joined Besfin in 2017 and his primary industry experience covers construction, real estate, pharmaceutical and medical products sector. Kaan serves in Besfin focusing on financial modelling, valuation, analysis, research, and M&A. His finance career started at Finansbank. Afterwards, he worked at Eczacibaşi, and PwC. He graduated from Bogazici University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
Pınar Yaktıyol joined Besfin in 2018 and her primary industry experience is energy.In Besfin,Pınar focuses on several fields such as project finance,M&A,financial modelling,valuation and financial analysis.Her finance career started at Mazars. After she worked at Orka Holding, Sanko Holding and Ahlatcı Securities. Prior to joining Besfin, she supported the M&A transactions of PwC Advisory. She graduated from Istanbul University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management
Simay Dut joined Besfin in 2018 and her primary industry experience covers especially energy industry. Simay serves in Besfin focusing on project finance, M&A, financial modelling, valuation and financial analysis. Her finance career started at Whyndham Grand. After, she supported the Audit Department of PwC and the Department of Corporate & Institutional Banking of TEB. She graduated from St. Georg’s Austrian High School with Matura Certificate and from Vienna University of Economics and Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Kerem Çulha joined Besfin in 2018. He serves in Besfin focusing on project finance, M&A, financial modelling, valuation and financial analysis. His finance career started at d-ream (Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management) then he supported Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) Legal Reporting unit in HSBC Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul Saint-Joseph French High School, Galatasaray University and Panthéon-Sorbonne University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Nisan Külahçı joined Besfin in 2018 and her primary industry experience covers especially construction and building construction materials industry. Nisan serves in Besfin focusing on project finance, M&A, financial modelling, valuation and financial analysis. Her finance career started at Garanti Bank. After, she supported the Loan Product Group at Rabobank and the Tax Department of E&Y. She graduated from İzmir American High School (ACI) and from Koç University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and with a double major of Business Administration.
Doğaç Özdemir joined Besfin in 2018 and his primary industry experience covers particularly is retail. Doğaç serves in Besfin focusing on project finance, M&A, finance modelling, valuation and financial analysis. His first career step is the internship at Yapı Kredi Bank as Commercial and Institutional financial analyst. After, he participated in ‘Global Network Banking’ department at Deutsche Bank as intern. Doğaç started to his professional career at Garanti Bank as Capital Adequacy Reporting associate. He graduated from Bilkent University at Political Science and Public Administration department with a minor degree at Economics.