Sertac Yeltekin 

Founder and Managing Partner, Zingforce Ventures
Co-founder and General Partner, Purpose Venture Capital
Co-founder, Etkiyap, Impact Investing Turkey Platform

Experience & Background: Mr. Sertac Yeltekin is the Founder and Managing Director of Zingforce Ventures a firm specialized in venture building, advisory and social finance based in Singapore. 

Mr. Yeltekin has 27 years of experience in the financial sector as a senior manager and consultant. He is the Co-Founder of Etkiyap, the first impact investing platform in Turkey, dedicated to advocacy, training and fund-raising in Turkey and in the surrounding region.
He is also Co-founder and General Partner of Purpose Venture Capital, Singapore.
He has been Chief Operating Officer for Insitor Partners, a Singapore-based Venture Capital firm, active in impact investing to support social entrepreneurship in South and Southeast Asia since 2017.

Prior to Insitor, Mr. Yeltekin was Senior Vice President at Unicredit Banking Group from 2002 to 2017 in Italy with numerous C-suite and Board membership roles in asset management, banking, finance & planning and human capital management divisions.
Before joining Unicredit in 2002, Sertac Yeltekin worked as a management consultant in Turkey, Israel and Italy at Bain & Company between 1998 and 2002.

Mr. Yeltekin is a Member of the Advisory Board for Bocconi University. SDA Business School, Milano, Italy and a member of the Advisory Committee of Cottino Social Impact Campus, Torino, Italy.

After attending Robert College in Istanbul, Mr. Yeltekin graduated from Swarthmore College, PA, USA with a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science. Sertac also holds a graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies in International Economic Relations at its European Center, Italy.

Expertise & Interests: Leadership, boards, executive development, financial services, economics

Contributions to IMD: Connections with clients or potential clients, guest speaker in MBA, EMBA or Executive development programs including facilitation in programs, testimonials for potential clients, student mentoring