He received his B.Sc in Economics from University of London, in 1996. He completed Middle East Studies Certificate Programme in Galatasaray University, Istanbul-TURKEY in 2005. He lived in UK for seven years and was a trainee in Kleinwort Benson/UK Emerging Equity Desk in 1993. In 1998 he started his career as a research analyst in Istanbul Securities. He joined DIS Securities Research Team in 2000 and worked as a sell-side research analyst for three years. In 2003 he joined DIS Asset Management as a buy-side Research Analyst. He worked as an equity fund manager between 2003 - 2006 in Fortis Portföy. He served as the CIO of Turkish Equities in the same company until his leave during 2006 – 2011. He was responsible of providing research (and managing during BNPP IP) to international funds of Fortis Investments (BNPP IP) including BNP Paribas L1 Equity Turkey, Emerging European Equities incorporated in Luxembourg and Turkish Equities domicile in Japan, developed several private equity projects in health industry, representation of FIM and BNPP IP in corporate events all over the world, taking part in EMEA Road Show of BNPP IP in South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico) and North America, taking part in BNPP IP Asia Pacific Client Event in South Korea, representing Fortis and later BNPP IP. Göktürk Işıkpınar is CIO of Equities and responsible for International Desk and Research since 01/03/2011. He established first Turkey domicile PE Fund investing into renewable energy, technology, healthcare and manufacturing.