Gunsel is responsible for Citi’s Securities Services business across EMEA Emerging markets, covering Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Pakistan, based in UAE – Dubai.

Gunsel joined Citi in 2005 and has since held several senior positions within the securities services and direct custody and clearing business. Prior to joining Citi, Gunsel was the International Department Head at Borsa Istanbul group.

With more than 25 years of experience across the capital markets industry, Gunsel works closely with stock exchanges, central counterparty clearing Houses (CCPs), central securities depositories (CSDs), and regulatory institutions as part of the regional capital market development and implementation of best practices. He currently represents Citi at AMEDA (Association of Middle East and Africa CSDs) as associate member.

Gunsel takes a special interest in leadership development. He developed a workshop named ‘Best of You’ and hosted sessions internally at Citi, as well as at institutions’ such as AmCham, Junior Achievement and Universities, across a number of countries. He is also a Toastmasters certified public speaker. 

Gunsel holds a B.Sc. degree in computer engineering and M.Sc. degrees in money and banking, and international banking and finance, as well as a Ph.D. degree in corporate finance.