Bülent Gültekin, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Corporate finance and capital markets, financial development, privatization

About Bülent:

Dr. Gültekin is Associate Professor of Finance and Director of Emerging Economies Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, 1993, Chief Adviser, to the Ministry of Privatization, Poland, 1990–91, to the Prime Minister of Turkey, 1987–89, 1991; President, Housing Development and Public Participation Administration, Turkey, 1987-89; Director General for Research, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, 1986–87. He has also served as senior privatization adviser to several governments and organizations on issues of privatization and economic reform. Governments include Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Poland, Indonesia, Turkemenistan, and Turkey; organizations range from The World Bank and European Bank to the United Nations Development Program to the United States Agency for International Development as well as major international corporations. He received a PhD in Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1976); MBA from Boğazici University, Istanbul and his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Robert College, Istanbul.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

LAVCA-Wharton LATAM Private Equity Professional Development Program
The LAVCA/Wharton program is for private equity and private capital professionals in Latin America’s private equity community.

Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value
Gain exposure to the strategies that private equity firms use to structure and finance a deal and create value for their investors. Understand the key drivers in private equity and gain confidence in evaluating investment opportunities.