The EBRD has appointed Baris Dincer head of its office in Ankara and Deputy Director for Turkey, reporting to Arvid Tuerkner, Managing Director for Turkey, based in Istanbul.
Mr Dincer will assume his new role in the Turkish capital on 24 June 2019. He follows Huseyin Ozhan who has moved to the EBRD’s headquarters in London as Adviser to Vice President, Banking, Alain Pilloux.
Mr Dincer will lead the Bank’s cooperation with the Turkish government, Ankara-based international financial institutions, diplomatic missions and civil society organisations. He will oversee the Bank’s extensive policy work across various sectors of the economy and will manage the operations of the 14-strong office in Ankara.
A Turkish national, Mr Dincer is joining the Bank from PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, where he was a partner leading public sector consulting teams in Turkey and the wider region. Previously, he had worked at the Turkish Privatisation Agency, the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and the consulting firm ARGE, focusing on capital markets, private sector development and governance reform.
Mr Dincer has led international projects such as the OECD-Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises and has served on the boards of influential NGOs and companies.
He holds a postgraduate diploma from London’s City University, an MBA from Bilkent University in Ankara and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for PhD research on governance at Harvard University in the US.