Director of the Center for Research in Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance, Bogazici University. Vedat Akgiray has graduated from the Boğaziçi University in 1980, after finishing high school at Robert College of Istanbul. He has obtained MA, MBA degrees and also PhD degree in finance at Syracuse University in the US.
Having held several posts at numerous universities both in the US and in Turkey, he has published and presented more than 100 articles on various international academic platforms. He has tutored and advised many students at both doctorate and also master degree levels. Besides his academic role, he has also provided consultancy services to various enterprises in the subjects of finance and information technology.
Since 1990, he has held his academic position at Boğaziçi University, where he was promoted to full professorship in 2000. He is the founder of the masters program in Financial Engineering, where he has served as the chairman during the period 2002-2009. In March of 2009, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and is currently employed in this position. Since 2010, he is a permanent member of the Financial Stability Committee of the Prime Minister’s office.
He was elected as Chairman for IOSCO Emerging Markets Committee and Vice Chairman of the IOSCO Board for the period of 2012-2014. He was also the Chairman of Capital Markets Authorities Forum under COMCEC.