Professor Bulent Gultekin
Associate Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor Bulent Gultekin is the Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Emerging Economies Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty of the Finance Department of the Wharton School since 1981. He taught at the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and University of Chicago before he joined the Wharton School. He is also the recently appointed Academic Director of Wharton@CERT in Abu Dhabi.
He has previously acted in a number of senior corporate and banking roles including Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey; President for Mass Housing and Public Participation Administration, Turkey; Chief Adviser to the Ministry of Privatization, Poland, and adviser to the Prime Minister of Turkey. He has also acted as the policy advisor to the governments of Indonesia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Russian Federation.
He served as a senior advisor to the many agencies in the public sector such as: the European Bank of Restructure and Development, International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, Istanbul Stock Exchange & OECD, UNDP. He was a consultant for many international firm including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley & Co., Rothchild & Cie, IBM, Citicorp, Barclays Bank & Merrill Lynch.
He is a founding trustee of the Koc University; the Foundation of Ownership Changes in Warsaw; the International Institute of Business in Kiev, and a former trustee of the American University in Bulgaria and the International Business School in Moscow. His areas of research interest include corporate finance and capital markets, financial development, privatization.
He has a Bachelor of Science from Robert College, an MBA from Bogazici University and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.