Ankara, Nov 17 () - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Hüseyin Özhan head of its office in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, said the bank in a written statement on Nov. 16.
Özhan, a senior banker previously in charge of the EBRD’s investments in the transport sector in Turkey, is taking up his new post on Nov. 16.
In Ankara, he followed Engin Göksu, who has moved to Ashgabat to head the EBRD’s operations in Turkmenistan.
Prior to joining the EBRD in 2011, Hüseyin Özhan worked as sector head for the corporate banking and structured finance department at Eurobank Tekfen in Turkey. He also has investment experience in the energy and telecoms sectors in the Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, according to the statement.
A Turkish national, Özhan holds an honors Bachelor degree in Economics and Mathematics from Macalester College, Minnesota, and an M.A. in Finance from Ankara’s Çankaya University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Yeditepe University, Istanbul.
Hüseyin Özhan will lead the bank’s cooperation with the Turkish government, Ankara-based international financial institutions, diplomatic missions and civil society organizations. He will also oversee the bank’s business in Ankara and the central Anatolian regions, said the statement.
To date, the bank has invested 6.8 billion euros in Turkey through 170 projects in infrastructure, energy, agribusiness, industry and finance. It has also mobilized about 16 billion euros for these ventures from other sources of financing.