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From cheap labor to technology leadership China

Wednesday, 28 April, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Missed our live event? No worries, you can watch the recorded version here.

This month’s Fark Talks guest speaker is Doruk Keser, Chief Representative of Isbank China. Doruk Keser will discuss China’s growing technological strength and future trends in this online discussion hosted by Arzu Tekir.

About Doruk Keser

He started his career at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Doruk Keser, who started as an Assistant Inspector in the Board of Inspectors, after an eight-year inspector career he worked for five years as an investment manager at İş Private Equity, one of Turkey’s leading private venture capital funds.

During his tenure, Keser, who examined the investment projects of many companies in the fields of energy, retail and technology, played an active role both in the investment phase and in the membership of the board of directors and financial structuring of the invested companies.

Appointed as İşbank China Representative in 2015, Keser has been managing the Bank’s relations in Asia Pacific and especially in China for nearly six years. After completing his MBA from Bilkent University, Doruk Keser also holds a Financial Services Auditor, Capital Markets Level-1 and Corporate Governance Rating Licenses, as well as Oxford Said Business School Fin-Tech certificate.

Keser is also a member of DEIK Turkey-China Business Council Executive Board, TUSIAD China Network Member, EU-China Chamber of Commerce Banking and Investment Group Working Council member and Shanghai Banks Association member. Keser is fluent in HSK-3rd degree Chinese and English.

About Arzu Tekir

Arzu Tekir is the Founder and CEO of Urbanite Venture, a growth consulting firm helping urbantech companies transform cities. She is a business strategist working with the leaders of the cities and organizations to create a positive change. She helps entrepreneurs develop growth strategies and access funding. 
Arzu has been featured in various media outlets including The Guardian, National Geographic Energy Challenge Blog, Jazeera Magazine, Bloomberg HT TV, and NTV-MSNBC. She is the author of “Blockchain for Smart Cities, Simplified,” and “Your Time is Now – Şimdi Senin Zamanın.” As a sought-after speaker, she gives talks and moderates discussions on smart and sustainable cities. She also serves on the Fark Labs Advisory Board.

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