Speaker Biographies

Ceren Berksu GÜNER is specialist at Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Institutional Investors Department. Before joining CBM in 2006 she worked as junior auditor at Turkish Court of Accounts for a while. She works on the regulatory framework and supervising of mutual funds, pension funds, venture capital investment trusts. Currently she focuses on drafting the venture capital and private equity investment funds communiqué.

She received her BS and MSc from Hacettepe University, Department of Business Administration, in Ankara. She participated in a number of conferences and seminars regarding regulations of collective investment schemes, as speaker.

Dilek KIRMACI is investigator at the Department of Market Oversight and Enforcement of the Capital Market Board of Turkey (CMB). Dilek began her career at Ministry of Finance as an assistant investigator. After a short period in Ministry of Finance, she began her career at the CMB. After working 7 months at the Department of Enforcement, she joined the Department of Market Oversight and Enforcement. She received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Marmara University. Dilek prepared a research paper about new accessing ways to bourses and trading platforms. As an investigator she works on major investigations especially on insider trading and market manipulation cases and carries on real-time surveillance of the secondary markets including the derivative markets.

Eric J. PAN is Associate Director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he oversees international regulatory policy for the Commission. Before joining the SEC, he was a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, conducting research on financial regulation, corporate law, securities law and international law, and director of The Heyman Center on Corporate Governance. He is currently on leave from his academic position. Professor Pan is a member of The American Law Institute, an editorial board member of the Journal of Regulation in Paris and an advisory board member of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development in Hong Kong. In 2011, he received the SEC’s Law and Policy Award for his work on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, and A.B. from Harvard College.

Hayrettin DEMİRCAN has studied economics in Ankara University, The Faculty of Political Sciences between 1982 and 1986 and started his career in the Center for the Export Promotion in 1987. He then moved to the State Planning Organization in 1989 and worked there until 1992. He has been serving in Turkish Treasury starting from 1992 to today. He was assigned to the Permanent Representation of Turkey in OECD-Paris as the Economy Counselor between 2004 and 2007. He returned to Turkey and served as the Chief of staff to the Minister of Finance between 2008 and 2009. After that he was appointed to the then General Directorate of Banking and Exchange as a Head of Department in 2009 and Deputy Director General in 2011. Mr. Demircan has been serving in the newly established General Directorate of Financial Sector Relations and Exchange as the Deputy Director General since 2011. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Turkey Maritime Organization Inc. between 2009-2011. He is also member of the Venture Capital Assembly of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Mr. Demircan speaks English and French. He is married with three children.

Korhan ERYILMAZ, Emerging Companies Market (ECM) Director has been working for the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) for twenty years. He started working at the Stock Market Department in 1992 following which he participated in various projects including the establishment of a number of major departments, namely, Market Surveillance, International Market and recently ECM. He is one of the members of the designers team who has modeled the current Surveillance System of ISE. For the last three years, he has been in charge for structuring the ECM which was launched in 2010 in order to provide the funding needs of the SMEs operating in Turkey through capital markets.

Kyuyeon Lee is executive director of the KOSDAQ market division at the Korea Exchange. He has studied in Jeonnam University and received BA degree in business administration in 1987. He joined the Korea Exchange in 1988 and started his career in the stock market division as junior staff. He was promoted to team leader of listing& corporate disclosure department in 1998 , director of  KOSPI  market division in 2008 and executive director of the KOSDAQ market division in 2012. In 2000, he received the commendation from FSC(Financial Supervisory Commission) for his contribution to KOREA capital market’s development.

Liza MCANDREW MOBERG is the Senior Advisor for International Accounting and Audit in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. She joined the Commission staff as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant’s International Affairs group in July 2007.

Prior to joining the SEC staff, Ms. McAndrew Moberg was a senior manager in the national office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she consulted on application of both U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Prior to that, she spent four years with PwC on an international assignment, working with multinational, cross-border listed companies reporting under IFRS and U.S. GAAP. Ms. McAndrew Moberg began her career with PwC in the Silicon Valley audit practice. There, her clients were primarily in the high technology industry, ranging from emerging venture capital backed entities to multinational public registrants.

Ms. McAndrew Moberg received a B.A. degree in Spanish from Santa Clara University, with a second major in Accounting. She is a CPA in California.

Mary G. CONDON, is the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. She was appointed Vice-Chair in June 2011. She is on leave from Osgoode Hall Law School where she has taught since 1992. She teaches securities law, and also directs and teaches in Osgoode’s part-time LLM program specializing in securities law.

She is co-author of Securities Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary (2nd ed. 2010) and Business Organizations: Principles, Policies and Practice (2007), and author of Making Disclosure: Ideas and Interests in Ontario Securities Regulation (1998). She is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters and commentaries on topics related to securities regulation and pension policy, and has presented conference papers and given lectures nationally and internationally.

Prior to her appointment as Vice-Chair, Professor Condon served as a Commissioner of the OSC for over three years.
Professor Condon is a member of the Board of Trustees of the York University Pension Fund and is a member of the Investor Education Fund Board of Directors.

Robert J. PETERSON, is Assistant Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of International Affairs. He is in charge of the Office of International Affair's Comparative Law and Regulation unit. His responsibilities have included advising the Commission on international regulatory developments and the laws and regulations used in foreign markets following the 2008 financial crisis, leading the SEC's negotiations of several recent supervisory information-sharing arrangements with European market authorities, and leading the SEC's Mutual Recognition Task Force that developed regulatory assessments of Australia as a mutual recognition partner. Mr. Peterson was the principal author of the International Organization of Securities Commission's (IOSCO) Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies, which has since been established as the international standard for CRA oversight by the G-20's April 2009 Communiqué. He is also primary author of IOSCO's Principles Regarding Cross-Border Supervisory Cooperation (May 2010), its Report on the Role of Credit Rating Agencies in Structured Finance Markets (May 2008), its Report on the Subprime Crisis (May 2008) and Report on Strengthening Capital Markets Against Financial Fraud (the "Parmalat Report") (May 2005). Along with Ethiopis Tafara, he is the author of the 2007 Harvard International Law Journal article, "A Blueprint for Cross-Border Access to U.S. Investors: A New International Framework," which formed the basis for the SEC's mutual recognition pilot project with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. He is recipient of the SEC's Special Act Award (2006), the Chairman's Award for Excellence (2007), and twice recipient of the SEC's Law and Policy Award (2010 and 2011).

Currently, Mr. Peterson is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he teaches corporate finance. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Peterson was an attorney in private practice with the Washington, DC law firm Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP, where he specialized in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and project finance. He was also a management consultant with A.T. Kearney in Chicago, where he focused on global supply chain management. He has a Bachelors degree in philosophy from Trinity University; a Masters degree in international relations from the University of Chicago; and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of one of that school's three law journals.

Salih Tuna ŞAHİN is currently a Vice-president of the Republic of Turkey Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation(KOSGEB) and the Deputy Head of Board of Directors of Credit Quarantee Fund. In addition to that, Mr SAHIN, serves as a member of the IVCI Member of Board of Directors and head of Personnel Certification Commission of Turkish Standards Institution(TSI). His career started as a Callibration Expert in TSI and Mr. SAHIN has held several senior roles in the public service. Before his appointment as KOSGEB Vice-President, Mr. SAHIN was an advisor to President of KOSGEB, during the period February 2003-May 2007. He was Deputy President of Metallurgical Expertise Group of the TSI during the years 2003-2012. Mr. SAHIN served as Ministerial Adviser of Ministry of Industry and Trade from August 1999 to August 2000.

Sertaç F. KARAOĞLU, is Director of Listing Department of the Istanbul Stock Exchange. He worked on SME’s at various banks in Turkey about marketing and lending in head quarters and regions. In 2008 he was elected as Chairman of SME Credit Committee of Fortis and he was appointed as Due Diligence Member of TEB and Fortis merge in 2010. During his 15 years banking career. Mr. Karaagaoglu has visited and analyzed hundreds of SMEs throughout Turkey. He also performed projects about SME lending in The Banks Association of Turkey. He is still working on IPO campaign of the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

Yıldırım AKAR is Head of Group at the Corporate Finance Department at the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and he is responsible for development of Corporate Bond Market and SMEs’ access to capital markets. He started his career as a junior expert at the CMB of Turkey in 1994, became expert in 1997, senior expert in 2006 and Head of Group in 2010. He received his Bs degree in Business Administration from Ankara University Political Science Faculty in1993. He participated to a diploma program about USA securities regulations and financial markets at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in 2002-2003.