Bugra Gezer

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Bugra is an accomplished business leader with a first rate educational foundation (Columbia Business School and INSA Lyon, a French Grande Ecole) who uses out of the box thinking to create value

» Entrepreneurial: Participated in the creation of over half a dozen startups in the Insurance, Healthcare and Technology space. Among those was Fair Forsikring, the first direct insurer in the Nordic markets.

» Machine Learning: Created the Futurist AI platform, a groundbreaking cloud based machine learning system using natural language processing and pattern recognition to gain insights on the financial markets.

» Great Investment Acumen: Can identify great investment opportunities and execute quickly. Invested over $1.1 Billion equity. Responsible for 4 very successful exits with IRRs over 35%. Worked on over 50 M&A transactions (including buy side and sell side).

» Turnaround Management Experience: Successfully turned around 3 companies. Worked as interim management. Developed and implemented turnaround plans. Increased revenues substantially (over 30% in one case) and reached break even.

» Global Vision: Multilingual (English, French, Turkish and German) with very well developed cross-cultural communication skills – traveled extensively, lived and worked in the U.S. and Europe.