Gürbüz Kıran has a quite vast experience in finance, risk management, planning, financial control, and budgeting for around twenty-five years. Besides his current role in Bank of America (formerly Merrill Lynch) Istanbul as country risk officer, he held country controller position as well. Moreover, he worked in a financial institution in Dublin/Ireland as a financial controller, and private banks of different size like Finansbank and Garantibank, in financial control planning and analysis departments. Furthermore, He was also part of the core group which prepares 3-year scenarios, including main socio-political drivers and macroeconomic parameters, for budget and planning processes in Doğus Group (one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey) companies, representing Garantibank’s budget department in his employment at Garantibank. Related with his roles, he has the “Capital Markets Advanced Level” and “Derivative Instruments” licenses of Capital Markets Board of Turkey (SPK).
Besides these, he has been a part time faculty member in Boğaziçi and, Kadir Has Universities as an instructor of postgraduate and undergraduate courses for the last five years. His academic interest focuses on illuminating the developments and practice in financial markets and in macroeconomics mainly through empirical analysis. In this respect, he presented a seminar about Turkish Economy from a Historical Perspective in Koc University, and a paper about Determinants of Turkish Current Account Deficit since 2002 in the Fifth Annual All-Istanbul Economics Workshop in Bogazici University with Arhan Ertan.