Gunsel Topbas serves as the Assistant General Manager at Citibank A.S. and manages the Securities Services Business at Citi across Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia regions. He is a graduate of Computer Sciences Engineering, with masters degrees in Money&Banking as well as International Finance & Banking. He also holds a PhD in Corporate Finance. He started his career at Egebank IT department, managed the international department at Takasbank between 1996-2005, and serves at Citi since 2005. Gunsel works closely with regulators, stock exchanges, CSDs and clearing houses of the broad region that manages; and actively participates as speaker at regional industry conferences.