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More than 100 years of experience in a wide range of investments in different sectors

Executive Management & Board of Directors

The management of the company is undertaken by a team with a combined experience more than 100 years of  in a wide range of investments in different sectors.

The founding team has deep experience in managing publicly traded companies in different parts of the world and companies operating in different sectors.


IZ Investment's different cultures, unique values and the ability created by these values have enabled the company's partners and managers to act flexibly and effectively manage the risk in crises mainly due to the strict risk policies and accurate analysis measurements  applied in the companies they have been managing.

Board of Directors

David J. Price

Mr. Price has two decades of experience as an investor and advisor acting for Middle Eastern family offices and large conglomerates. He has acted upon a wide range of investments in Europe, the United States and the GCC.

A native of the United Kingdom, Mr. Price graduated from the University of Cambridge and obtained his Masters from the London School of Economics.


Umut Emirler

Upon graduating from Indiana University with an Informatics & Finance degree, Mr. Emirler started his career with Ernst & Young before moving in to the investment field with the Weston & Hatfield Group in New York where he led the firm’s Turkish operation.

His experience in this role and his subsequent engagement as an independent advisor to some of Turkey’s largest conglomerates have provided Umut with an unparalleled understanding of, and ability to navigate, the complex inner dynamics that inform the Turkish and Central Asian markets.

Vice - Chairman

Ömer Uyan

Mr. Uyan started his career in investment banking / management with Bank of America Merrill Lynch at Istanbul office as a summer analyst in Sales & Trading division. He continued as a trainee in Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank at the Financial Analysis & Intelligence department for understanding essences of banking.

He continues his career as Partner at UP Capital.

Board Member

Bekir Sıddık AKBEN

He is originally from Kahramanmaraş and was born in 1987 in Istanbul. After graduating from Sabancı University Mechatronics Engineering, he had the opportunity to work in various fields of the energy sector at Eksim Investment Holding. Akben has been involved in commercial activities and initiatives in various sectors such as real estate, energy, finance and commodity trade throughout his business life. He still continues his business life as a member of the board of directors in various companies.

Independent Board Member


After the Faculty of Business Administration at Bilgi University, he became the publisher of Industrial Products from his Family and the very successful bi-monthly magazines DRIVE (Auto magazine) and M5 Strategy (Turkey's oldest Journal of Political and Military Strategy) between 1999-2002.

After living in England and Malta to gain experience in international trade, he joined ICC-CCS (International Chambers of Commerce – Commercial Crimes Services) in 2005. As part of a small team, he worked as a consultant to the SDIF (Savings and Deposit Insurance Fund) in the detection of hidden assets abroad.

He gave the same consultancy service to İşbank, RCT (TMSF & Lehmann Brothers), Lehman Brothers Turkey and HSBC to find assets at home and abroad. He still represents CCS and continues as a consultant & board member in different companies.

Independent Board Member

Of Directors


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