Emre Hatem

Senior Vice President, Project & Acquisition Finance- Garanti Bank

Emre Hatem is the head of the project and acquisition finance department including the sustainability team at Garanti Bank. The bank's project and acquisition finance department covers all the project, acquisition and structured finance transactions and has a leading position in Turkish market with a current loan book of USD 13 bln and ~20% market share. Emre Hatem has an experience of 15 years on several project, acquisition and structured finance deals in various sectors such as energy, telecommunication, education, health, logistics, media, automotive, food and retail. He led several transactions including largest PF deals to date in Turkey such as Star Refinery, 3rd Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul-Izmir Motorway, largest HEPP, WEPP and merchant coal fired power plant, first limited recourse financing of a CCGT and a electricity distribution project, first long term Turkish Lira project financing and electricity generation portfolio privatization. Under his leadership, Garanti's project and acquisition finance team has been recognized by several international awards such as "Best Project Finance House in EMEA", "Best Project Finance House in CEE", "Best Project Finance House in Turkey", "Best Energy Finance Provider", "Turkish Finance Provider of the Year", "Best Bank for Sustainability-Europe". He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey and a MA degree in Management and Organization from Marmara University, Turkey.