Former Senior Advisor of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) for the Elite Program, Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by the Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Council Member of the Inclusive Capitalism – founded and chaired by Lynn Forester de Rothschild and operates under the moral guidance of Pope Francis.
The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC. Awarded as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal), 2017 (Spain) and 2018 (Bulgaria).
A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.
Star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank. Profiled by leading international media such as CNN International, Bloomberg, BBC.