Attila Koksal, CFA, Board Member of Unlu Securities
Attila Koksal, CFA, is a board member of Unlu Securities, Turkey’s leading investment house. Unlu Securities is the market leader in corporate finance advisory transactions, specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in Turkey. Mr. Koksal began his career in 1985 at the Center for International Financial Research, Inc., in Princeton as a research analyst covering emerging market equities. Between 1988 and 2001, Mr. Koksal held senior positions in Turkey’s leading financial institutions until he became a partner at Dundas Unlu. In addition to being an investment banker, Mr. Koksal acted as an advisor to major Turkish state-owned banks for restructuring and development of their asset/liability management functions. He has been a chairman or board member of several Turkish corporations and financial institutions, including the Istanbul Stock Exchange, Turkish Derivatives Exchange, Association of Turkish Capital Market Intermediaries, Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, Turkish Capital Market Association, Financial Literacy Association of Turkey and the Asia Forum for Investor Education. He currently serves as a board member of the CFA Institute Board of Governors. He is also a trustee in Istanbul Erkek Lisesi Education Foundation and a board member at World Wildlife Fund Turkey. Mr. Koksal holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Bogazici University and an MBA from Drexel University.