He has 22 years of managerial experience in finance, accounting, tax and management fields in various sectors including telecommunications, energy, petrochemicals, textiles and audit.
He began his professional career at Kuveyt Türk's Inspection Board as an Auditor, and then took office at Çalık Holding in 2003 to serve as Finance Manager and Group Finance Director, respectively.
He served as CFO and Board Member at Akfel Group between 2008 and 2012. Mr. Aksu worked as CFO for Azerbaijani National Oil and Gas Company’s (SOCAR) subsidiaries Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. and STAR Rafineri A.Ş. respectively between 2012 and 2016.
Bülent Aksu executed many Merger&Acquisitions in various industries, and actively ran financial transactions such as project financing and bond issuance in international and domestic markets.
He led the conclusion of the financing agreement for the USD 3.3 billion and 18 years maturity financing deal signed with 23 local and international financial institutions for STAR Rafineri, one of the top industrial investments of our country. This loan agreement was the top project financing transaction ever made in Turkey in terms of the total sum and the term. In addition, it became the largest financing transaction in Europe for the year 2014.
Bülent Aksu served as CFO of Turkcell between July 20, 2016 and July 17, 2018. In addition to international practices in balance sheet and FX exposure management, he made great contributions to Turkcell with his innovative solutions for investments financing.
Mr. Aksu has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as of 3rd of August, 2018.
Between 2016 and 2018, Mr. Aksu was voted among the top 50 most influential CFOs in Turkey by the magazine Fortune Turkey. Bülent Aksu graduated from Business Administration (English) Department of Istanbul University in 1996. He is married and father of 3.