Banu Başar

Bank of America Turkey Country Executive

Banu Basar is the Country Executive for Turkey since January 2016 and was previously the Co-Head
of EEMEA Equity Sales & Head of Turkey Equities. She has the oversight of serving the top corporate
and institutional clients in investment banking, corporate banking/lending, global transaction
services as well as fixed income and equity markets businesses.
Banu joined Bank of America in July 2010 as a Managing Director, Head of Turkey Equities, based in
our Istanbul office. Prior to that, she worked at EFG Istanbul Securities, as a Partner, overseeing the
Equity business between 2001 and 2010. Prior to these appointments, she worked as a consultant at
Bain Cuneo e Associati (Bain & Co Strategic Consulting), Managing Director of Equities at Iktisat
Securities, both in Istanbul and as an Investment Banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York.
Banu graduated from Babson College in Boston with a BS with honors in Finance/Investments and
International Business.
Banu is an active member of Bank of America EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Council for Emerging
Markets and mentoring women. She is also member of the Women Leadership Committee. She is a
member and contributor to Ashoka Support Network in Turkey, helping build a community of change
leaders for the good of society. She serves as Board Member at The Turkish American Society and a
member of TUSIAD, Turkish Industry and Business Association.