QNB Finansinvest Executive Team

Pamir Karagöz

Esen Pamir Karagöz

General Manager 

Having embarked on her professional life as an auditor in 1998, Pamir Karagöz worked for Citibank Turkey’s Retail Banking department with a focus on a wide range of duties such as Strategy, Sales, Wealth Banking and High-Income Clients segment management.

In 2008, she was appointed to Barclays Emerging Markets Dubai regional office as the head of Premier Banking and investment products. In 14 countries where she assumed responsibility as part of Barclays, she was engaged in areas such as market penetration strategies for starters, customer value management and strategic channel management.

Between the year 2011 and 2012, she worked for Mashreqbank during the bank’s restructuring process as an executive in wealth banking, as well as sales and marketing of investment, insurance and mortgage products. Between the year 2012 and 2014, she worked for Deloitte Turkey where she was the Director of strategy, marketing and business development. Between the year 2015 and 2018, she maintained her position as the Executive Vice President of Retail and Wealth Management. She has been continuing to work as the CEO since February 2018.

Having received a BA degree in Management from the Middle East Technical University, Pamir Karagöz holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth Business School.

A member of QNB Finansbank Group since 2015

İpek Hekimoğlu

İpek Hekimoğlu

Executive Vice President, Investment Banking

Having embarked on her professional life in 1997 at Demirbank as a Management Trainee, İpek Hekimoğlu worked in the Financing department of Industrial Development Bank of Turkey as an Assistant Manager between the year 2001 and 2005.

In 2005, Hekimoğlu became a Manager in the Investment Banking department of Finansinvest where she was appointed as the Group Head of Investment Banking in 2008 and Executive Vice President in 2014.

Having graduated from Istanbul University, School of Business (English) she provides consultancy to a good number of local and international companies on subjects such as public offering, mergers/partnerships and privatization projects.

A member of QNB Finansbank since 2005

Ufuk Ümit Onbaşı

Ufuk Ümit Onbaşı

Executive Vice President

Having embarked on his career at Türkiye İş Bankası as an Assistant Specialist between the years 1991 and 1994, Ufuk Ümit Onbaşı served as trader and manager in the Treasury departments of various banks between 1994 and 2000.

Between the year 2000 and 2015, he served as the General Manager for Domestic Markets Division, Treasury, Research and International Markets at İş Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş.

Mr. Onbaşı held offices at Ege Lisanslı Depoculuk A.Ş. and İş Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. and İş Investment Gulf Ltd. Dubai between 2011 and 2015; and at Burgan Yatırım as CEO and a Member of Board of Directors between the year 2015 and 2017.

He is still the Executive Vice President of Treasury, Derivative Products, International Markets, IT Technologies, Accounting and Operation departments under QNB Finansinvest as of February 8, 2018.

Soner Küçük

Soner Küçük

Executive Vice President, Retail and Wealth Management

Soner Küçük started his professional career as an assistant specialist at Ata Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. in 1997.

He worked for QNB Finansinvest between 2000 and 2003, and Garanti Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. between 2003 and 2006. Joining QNB Finansinvest as a Director in March 2006, Mr. Küçük was appointed as the Izmir Branch Manager in 2008.

Having sustained his position as the Group Manager for Sales Management under the QNB Finansinvest Retail and Wealth Management Department between 2015 and 2018, he served as the Director of Retail and Wealth Management between 2018-2019. Mr. Küçük was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Retail and Wealth Management Department under QNB Finansinvest as of February, 2019.

Soner Küçük graduated from the Finance Department of Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

A member of QNB Finansbank Group since 2006.

Merih Filiz

Merih Filiz

Director, Institutional Sales and Research

Merih Filiz embarked on his career as an Analyst at QNB Finansinvest Research Department in 2002. He prepared company analyses of companies listed in Borsa Istanbul for local and foreign investors between 2002 and 2007.

Appointed as the Department Manager for Foreign Institutional Sales Department, Nordic countries, he acted as Group Manager for Institutional Sales Department in 2015.

He has been serving in his position as the Director of Institutional Sales and Research under QNB Finansinvest since February 2018.

Merih Filiz graduated from the International Finance department of Istanbul Bilgi University in 2002.

A member of QNB Finansbank Group since 2002

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