Emre Akarkarasu Head of Tax and Sanctions Division

Emre Akarkarasu completed his International Finance undergraduate education and Economics double major program in 2006 at Bilgi University. Following his graduation, he started to work in the tax department of Ernst & Young.

Emre joined PwC Turkey in 2008 to work under the Banking and Capital Markets Division, mainly responsible for international tax structuring of the products of multinational banks mainly located in United Kingdom and tax structuring of financial transactions of non-financial sectors. During his employment, Emre had a MA decree on Business Law at Bilgi University.

Between 2013 and 2014, Emre worked in PwC New York office where he worked under the global information reporting group and financial services transfer pricing group. Following his return, Emre acted as director and lead the global information reporting services and financial transactions transfer pricing services in PwC Turkey until 2019.

Emre also worked as the Special Matter Expert of PwC Turkey on Sanctions between 2014 and 2019 and established sanctions processes and procedures of both multinational and Turkish companies and advised on sanctions related issues.

Working as a CFO in an international fintech group for the last year, Emre gained experience in establishment of financial models and processes, financial reporting and business planning in the fin-tech sector.