Borsa Istanbul appoints Korkmaz Enes Ergun as new CEO

Korkmaz Enes Ergun has been named as the new CEO of Turkey’s main stock exchange Borsa Istanbul, following the resignation of Hakan Atilla from this post, Dünya newspaper reported on March 26. Ergun was serving as the deputy general manager of the stock exchange.

Borsa Istanbul's new CEO Korkmaz Enes Ergun is seen in this file photo.

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Turkey's stock exchange Borsa Istanbul has named Korkmaz Enes Ergun its new managing director, according to a March 26 report by Dünya newspaper's Şebnem Turhan.

Ergun was serving as the deputy general manager of the stock exchange and has a 24-year-long experience in the sector.

After graduating from Ankara University's Faculty of Political Science in 1997, he started to work at the stock exchange. He later received his master's degree and Ph.D. Degree from Istanbul's Marmara University.

The new appointment came after Hakan Atilla resigned from this post on March 8.

Atilla was appointed to the role in October 2019 by former Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, after being sentenced to 32 months in prison in the U.S. over helping Iran evade sanctions while he worked at Turkey’s Halkbank.

At the time of Atilla's conviction, Erdoğan branded the case as an attack on his government, claiming that it was "politically motivated."