Mehmet Sami, after studying O & A Levels in London, completed BA (Hons.) Economics from Kingston University, and MSc in Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University, London.
His 32-year professional career covers corporate finance and capital markets fields, where he has both built and expanded related businesses including office or alliance setup in New York, Dubai and Tokyo.
Besides extensive involvement in M&A, Privatization, JV and Private Equity advisory, Sami has also developed and managed equity/bond underwriting operations as well as institutional cash equity trading desks. In addition to his pioneering experience in Private Equity projects in Turkey, Sami took part in the establishing Turkey's first and largest Private Equity Fund between 2000-2007 and served seven years as a Member of the Investment Committee. During his career, Sami serviced the likes of GE Capital, News Corp., Arcelor, AIG, Dubai Holding, EmiratesBank NBD, Privatization Administration, JBIC, IFC, Worldbank, Trade Partners UK.
After working at Finansbank, Euroturk Bank (JV of Indosuez, ABN Amro, Generale Bank), Sami initiated establishment of Investment Banking Units of Ata Invest. After nearly 19 years at Ata Invest, Sami transferred to Deloitte Corporate Finance in 2012, became the Lead Partner of M&A and also served as Lead Japanese Services, Turkey and Deloitte Global M&A ExCom Member.
After 27 years of professional life, Sami established his own company named Pretium Advisory in 2015 to provide Corporate Consultancy for foreign banks, multinational and local corporates.
Mehmet Sami also served as a Board Member at the Corporate Governance Association (“TKYD”) and is a Founding Member and President of the Board Directors Association (“YÜD”). Currently, serves as Independent Board Member in four listed companies in Turkey and within Kordsa, serves as Chair of Corporate Governance, Audit and member of Early Risk Detection Committees.