About Okan Pekin
Okan Pekin is Citi’s Global Head of Securities Services, a division that provides post trade services to institutional clients. Previously, Okan has led Global Equities & Securities Services and Global Investor Services.
Prior to these roles, Okan was the Global Head of Institutional FX & Local Markets Sales and Head of Sales for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Okan has held various leadership roles in Structured Product and Derivatives Sales roles in Europe.
Throughout the 90’s, Okan developed and led the Derivatives and Capital Markets Origination business with European Sovereigns and Frequent Issuers. Prior to that, Okan was responsible for the derivatives coverage of Switzerland. Okan joined Citi in Turkey in 1989.
Prior to Citi, Okan worked at Koc Holding in Turkey helping to develop the strategy of its automotive division.
Okan holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with a major in Finance from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.
Okan lives in London with his wife and children. He is an under-writing supporter of EMpower, a global charity that supports the development of at-risk youth in developing countries.