Recep Bildik is the Director of Research and Business Development at the Borsa Istanbul with over 20 years of experience in financial markets. He played a pivotal role in establishing the first computerized trading system in equity market, making regulations on equity market microstructure, managing market operations, developing new products, designing and launching new markets such as world’s one of the first private markets allowing startups and SMEs to access to capital through M&As, venture capital and entrepreneurship finance under an exchange in Borsa İstanbul. He previously held managerial positions at various departments such as equity market, markets, product development and special projects, business development and marketing at Istanbul Stock Exchange.

 Dr. Bildik has worked in the Board of Directors of Takasbank Inc. as an elected-member of Statutory Auditors’ Board in 2010-2011. He also previously served as senior researcher and Eurasia regional representative at the Research Center of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the largest and leading organization in risk field, in New York. Dr. Bildik also worked as a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago and Finance Department at the DePaul University in the past. He published several articles on finance and capital markets in local and international refereed journals and presented in the international conferences.

 Recep Bildik has been serving as an active member in professional boards and committees of some local and international referred academic journals. He is currently the managing editor of Borsa Istanbul Review and a member of editorial board of Global Finance Journal. He also has been recently elected as a board member in the world’s largest academic finance professionals association, Financial Management Association in U.S. Dr. Bildik has been serving as the country representative and member of the SME & Access to Risk Capital Committee under Horizon 2020 Program at the European Union Commission in Brussels in 2015. He is a member of Venture Capital Committee of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and also a board member of Venture Capital Support Group under Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He has been also serving as an elected-member of board of directors of Turkish Risk Managers Association (RYD) and acting as elected-President of Harvard University Alumni Association of Turkey.

 Dr. Bildik holds PhD and MSc degrees in Finance, and B.Sc. in Economics from Istanbul University, and also MPA degree from Harvard University.