Mehmet Simsek

Mehmet Simsek
  • Minister of Finance of Turkey

1988, BSc (Hons) in Economics, Ankara Univ.; 1993, MSc in Finance and Investment, Exeter University, UK. Former: Research Assistant, Ankara University; various roles with UBS Securities, Deutsche-Bender Securities, and Merrill Lynch, including as Head, Economic Strategic Research Department, Europe, Middle East and Africa. 2007, elected Member of Parliament representing Gaziantep (Justice and Development Party); 2007-09, State Minister for Economic Affairs; since May 2009, Minister of Finance; 2011, elected Member of Parliament, representing Batman. Currently, Minister of Finance; also serves as Member, Supreme Planning Board, Supreme Privatization Board, Supreme Council for Defence Industry Coordination, Economic Coordination Council, Money Credit Coordination Council, Supreme Council for Science and Technology. 2007-09, Governor for Turkey, IMF and World Bank. Former Member, Coordination Board, Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture.