Mehmet has over 20 years of global corporate, investment and banking experience. He is Chairman of WMG, a London-based alternative investment firm focused on private equity and real estate which he founded in 2004. He is also Chairman of the Board of HR Owen and Cardiff City Football Club. He is also a founding partner and Director of Venator Real Estate Capital Partners, a Chinese real estate development company.
Prior to this he was Chairman of ENRC, a FTSE 100 mining company. He joined the Board at the IPO of the company, chairing the Investment Committee and later becoming the Senior Independent Director before taking over as Chairman.
Previously he was a member of the Board of Directors at Commerzbank AG where he founded and led Commerzbank Securities, the investment banking arm of the group. He established a global equity business on five major platforms in Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York and also held board seats at the Supervisory Boards of Deutsche Börse and Eurex.
Prior to joining Commerzbank AG, he was the Managing Director and General Manager of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Capital Markets Japan, responsible for equity and equity derivatives in Japan and across the Asia Pacific region. He headed Credit Lyonnais’s Japanese and European equities for over five years before joining Deutsche Bank and started his career with Nikko Securities where he was a Managing Director.
Mehmet holds an MA from the University of London – London School of Economics.Back to Speakers