Cenk Aydin

Regional Head of Referrals, and Co-Head, Turkey, Standard Chartered Bank

Cenk Aydin is the Chairman of Lara Holdings and Investments BV with investments in Finance and Energy Sectors with a special attention to technology and social impact. Cenk started his career at Citigroup as a Global Management Associate in Wall Street. He took on several Global Strategy responsibilities until he became Head of Power, Energy, Chemicals and Mining Industries in UK. Later in 2007 Cenk joined Bank of America as their Chief Operating Officer within the Corporate and Investment Bank for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He then served as Head of Corporate Segment, Sales and Strategy at JPMorgan for EMEA. Throughout his banking career Cenk advised the world’s largest multinational corporations such as ArcelorMittal, Exxon, Halliburton, Royal Dutch Shell and many others across the world, while formulating global expansion strategies of the world’s largest three banks, Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan. He is an expert in Corporate Finance, M&A, Energy, Global Strategy Formulation/Execution, Liquidity and Investment Management, Treasury Management, Operational Excellence and Risk Management, Illiquid and Distressed Assets. Cenk was named a Young Global Leader in 2010 by the World Economic Forum and currently serves on the President's Advisory Group of the EastWest Institute in New York, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Cooperation Platform that was formed under the patronage of the Turkish Presidency. Cenk served a corporate member of Council on Foreign Relations, Chatham House. He is currently a Trustee of Teach-A-Man-To-Fish. Cenk has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, especially with his focus on Social Impact and Views on Strategic Economic Development. Cenk studied Public Policy and Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and holds an MBA and a BA in Economics. His personal interests include cross-border dialogue, security, ethics in finance, sustainable economic development. Cenk has a daughter, Lara Aydin.