A. Umit Taftali

BS finance, 1985
Additional Education: MBA 1987, University of South Carolina

Current Position: Founded and manages the Suna Kiraç (Koç)
Family Office

Previous Employment: Founding partner of Cesmig & Taftali, a
private equity investment partnership in London; executive director
and country head at Goldman Sachs International; vice president
in global merchant banking and mergers and acquisitions groups
at Bankers Trust Company; vice president in corporate finance
at Balentine & Company; associate at Merrill Lynch, Pierce,
Fenner & Smith Inc.

• Chair, Ball State University Foundation Investment Committee
• Member, Executive Committee of Koç Holding
• Member, Board of Kiraça Holding and of Suna and Inan Kiraç Foundation
• Member, Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association
• Member, Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey
• Member, American Turkish Society
• Member, Turkish Bankers Association (UK)
• Member, University of South Carolina Educational Foundation