EBRD Managing Director, Turkey
Arvid Tuerkner is the Managing Director for Turkey at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Mr Tuerkner leads the EBRD operations in Turkey, focusing on investments and policies that promote sustainable energy, improve the quality of infrastructure, help Turkish businesses become more competitive, deepen capital and local currency markets and provide greater opportunities to youth, women, refugees and companies in remote regions to support the country’s long-term growth potential.
He manages a 90-strong team based in Istanbul and Ankara and a portfolio of over €7 billion.
Mr Tuerkner joined the EBRD in January 2009 from the German development bank DEG as Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions team in Moscow. He was promoted to the role of Director for Regional Development and Deputy Head of the Moscow Office in October 2013. In April 2015 he became Head of Russia and then moved to the role of Director for Corporate Debt.
Mr Tuerkner’s academic background includes postgraduate professional training at the German Development Institute and a master of Business Administration from the Free University of Berlin.