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22 February 2011
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Discussion co-chairs:

Nolwenn Allano, Managing Director -  Managing Partner, Gras Savoye Turkey
Johan Hattingh, Chairman / CEO, Ashmore Asset Management Turkiye
Grégoire d'Oultremont, Managing Partner, International Business Diplomacy
Stefano Perazzini, Chief Audit Executive - Assistant General Manager, Yapi Kredi
Matt Turega, Strategic Change Manager - Finance, HSBC Turkey

Brief info about the co-chairs:

Nolwenn Allano: Managing Director / Managing Partner, Gras Savoye Turkey Nolwenn, has been setting up the operations of Gras Savoye in Turkey in 2001. Previously, Nolwenn worked for Gras Savoye in several countries (Asia, North America, ...). Nolwenn is currently handling Gras Savoye Turkey (> 100 associates), and the development of new operations in the Region (Iraq, etc.). And he is also Foreign Trade Advisor For France (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur ) and holds some advisory assignments for some Turkish University and Organizations.
Johan Hattingh: Chairman /CEO of Ashmore Asset Management Turkey Johan has significant experience in international financial markets. He holds degrees from the University of Johannesburg and University of South Africa. He began his career at Hill Samuel & Co Ltd in 1982 working on project finance and capital markets (in Africa). Between 1988 and 1999 he was involved with derivatives and capital markets as at Daiwa Europe Bank Plc, Industrial bank of Japan, Natwest and ANZ Bank. During this time has worked in London, New York and Tokyo and travelled extensively to other parts of the world.
Grégoire d'Oultremont: Managing Director, International Business Diplomacy Associates Grégoire originally comes from a family deeply rooted into the practices of diplomacy, which has naturally instilled in him a passion for international affairs and global questions. Following his MA in International Economics (Maastricht University, NL), he initiated a career in the field of international communication, producing country-based economic reports for the world's most respected business publications (International Herald Tribune, The Economist, Forbes, Capital) across the globe. Grégoire has lived and/or worked in Germany, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Ukraine, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Egypt, China, Macau, The Bahamas, Greece and Turkey. With the benefit of that perspective, Grégoire witnessed a growing need for business diplomacy when implementing cross-border operations.
Stefano Perazzini: Chief Audit Executive / Assistant General Manager, Yapýkredi Bank Turkey Stefano, after graduating in Economics at the University of Turin, Italy, began his career at a San Paolo IMI Bank branch in 1987. Subsequently, between 1989 and 1992, he joined Honeywell Bull company where he was responsible for the Planning and Control Department. Stefano then continued his career as certified Information Technology Auditor at Banca CRT Head Office and in 1997 he became Internal Auditor of the London and Paris branches of the Bank. Assuming the position of Internal Auditor at UniCredit Holding in September 1999, Stefano was then appointed Deputy Manager of the Internal Audit Department at Bank Pekao, a UniCredit Group company established in Poland. In March 2003, he took on the responsibilities of Assistant General Manager for Internal Audit at Koç Financial Services and after the acquisition of Yapýkredi he has served since March 2006 as Assistant General Manager responsible for Internal Audit at Yapý Kredi Bank.
Matt Turega: HSBC Bank, Strategic Change Manager - Finance Matt is a Banking and Finance professional who has worked in multiple countries during the last 8 years with HSBC. Matt has held different head-office roles both in his native country of the UK, as well as overseas roles in India, Czech Republic, Poland, and now in Turkey where he has been since June 2010. Matt has held a variety of positions within Finance departments and previously within Marketing Analysis.Outside of work Matt has been actively involved in different charities and NGO's, and is currently working with a charity supporting disabled children in Istanbul. He enjoys travel, experiencing new cultures, and trying to learn new languages. He is also a keen sportsmen and regularly plays football and goes to the gym when time allows.


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