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Ferda Besli

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.

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Nihan Tarmur

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.


Çağrı Kaan Yıldız

Senior Consultant


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.

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Deniz Besli

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 from Dual Diploma Program;  Istanbul Technical University and State University Of New York at Economics.


Betül Gürkan

Betül Gürkan joined Besfin in 2019. She serves in Besfin focusing on project finance, M&A, financial

modelling, valuation and financial analysis. Her finance career started in 2017 with programs in economics and finance, which she attended at South Carolina State University in the USA. Betül graduated from Antalya Aksu Science High School and from Boğaziçi University with a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics Department.


Kaan Erişen

Kaan Erişen joined Besfin in 2019. He provides services in project finance, M&A, financial modeling, valuation and financial analysis at Besfin and works for various sectors, especially automotive. He took his first step in the finance sector with his internship at Eczacıbaşı Tüketim Ürünleri in Financial Planning Department. Then he worked in the finance department of Boehringer Ingelheim. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering.


Abdullah Hasan Bingöl

Abdullah Hasan Bingöl joined Besfin in 2019. He serves in Besfin focusing on financial modelling, valuation, analysis, searching, project finance and M&A. He completed his European Region-International Sales and Marketing internship. He graduated from Kayseri High School of Science in Kayseri and from Marmara University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in English.


İlker Özcan

İlker Özcan joined Besfin in 2020 and he provides services in project finance, M&A, financial modelling,valuation and financial analysis for various industries, especially energy, construction, food and retail. His career started at Turkcell as Business Development Specialist in 2018 and he contributed Turkcell particularly consumer financing and insurance. He graduated from Bornova Anatolian High School in İzmir and Bilkent University with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering.


Samet Mehmet Çeven

Samet Mehmet Çeven joined Besfin in 2020. He provides services in financial modeling, analysis, valuation, research, project finance, and M&A at Besfin. He completed an internship program at Renault Groupe R&D Department. He took his first step in the finance sector at QNB Finansbank Corporate Banking Department. He graduated from Boğaziçi University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Finance.

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