Dr. Tayfun Özkan

Nurol Asset Management, Board Member

Tayfun Özkan, PhD, is an asset manager and a finance executive with sound academic background and well-connected international network, and has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of finance gained in Istanbul, Amsterdam, London, and Luxembourg as well as having worked closely with the Gulf region.

Özkan, PhD, is a graduate of Trabzon Anatolian High School, Management Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University, Banking Master’s Programme of Marmara University, and PhD in Finance of Bahçeşehir University. He ha got Level III, Derivatives, Real Estate Appraisal, and Corporate Rating licenses from CMB and holds the international CIA: Certified Internal Auditor designation.

Having started his career as an internal auditor at Garanti BBVA Bank in 1995, he set up an asset management company in London and served as the director of operations for 2 years, established the compliance function at the bank’s Luxembourg Branch and managed the function as the compliance officer for 4 years, and set up the middle office of project & acquisition finance department in his 16 years with the bank.
In 2011 he started as the director of investments at Gozde Private Equity Investment Trust, the private equity arm of Yıldız Holding (owner of Godiva and United Biscuits). In 2015 he joined the KFH Group in Turkey as the founding CEO of KT Asset Management Co., which ranked 10th among 50+ companies in terms of assets under management in its 3rd year of operation when he left the company.

He was invited to help with Turkish Red Crescent’s income generation projects in 2019 and served as the founding board member of Kızılay Asset Management Co and the CFO (Finance and Asset Management Executive) of Turkish Red Crescent Society.
In 2021, he founded Nurol Asset Management Co, a 100% subsidiary of Nurol Investment Bank and currently orchestrates the establishment and management of private equity, venture capital, real estate investment funds, and hedge funds as well as mutual funds at Nurol Asset Management.