Saime Gonca Artunkal received her undergraduate degree in economics from Oglethorpe University and her master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Boğaziçi University. She started her career in 1991 at Andersen Consulting and worked in investment banking and corporate finance at The Chase Manhattan, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Societe Generale and UBS in both London and Istanbul. She was the CEO and Chairperson of UBS in Turkey until the end of 2018. Saime Gonca Artunkal has extensive risk management experience ranging from credit and market risks to reputational and compliance risks. During her banking career, Gonca has held managerial roles covering various regions including the Middle East, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Central Asia and the Caucasus. She has also worked on transactions in the UK, Europe and the US. She currently advises Turkish and international companies and families on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. She is the Vice Chairperson of FODER - Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association, Member of Audit Committee of KIHP – YC – Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways and a founding member of 65+ Elderly Rights Association.