Ahmad Al-Sati is a Managing Director at Albright Capital Management, an Emerging Markets Private Markets focused global investment firm.
He has more than 15 years of direct experience in private investments where he has originated, negotiated and executed over 40 transactions across 20 jurisdictions. His focus is on complex solutions across the capital structure and has completed transactions in private credit, equities, bankruptcy investing, rescue finance and growth capital in the telecomm, energy, renewables, and industrials sectors.
Prior to his time at Albright Capital, Mr. Al-Sati was most recently responsible for energy and international portfolios and led the restructuring efforts at Plainfield Asset Management. His expertise includes identifying and evaluating deep value opportunities and determining the effects of corporate events and macroeconomic dislocation on the value of securities. Mr. Al-Sati has also served as a bankruptcy attorney where he has represented investors, debtors and creditors in restructurings and chapter 11 proceedings as well as deal execution of distressed private equity transactions in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Mr. Al-Sati received a BA from Wesleyan University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
After attending Robert College in Istanbul, Hilmi Güvenal graduated in industrial engineering from Boğaziçi University and then completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program. He has been the CEO and a Board Member of Hayat Varlık since October 2009. In addition to his responsibilities at Hayat Varlık, Hilmi Güvenal is also Vice-chairman of the Board at Tam Faktoring A.Ş.
Alex Mahler is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Distressed Products Group since 2014. He has heavy involvement in major European restructurings, from the Icelandic bank liquidations to Premier Oil. He represented international funds in the OTAS restructuring of its Turk Telekom shareholding.
Alex previously worked with distressed debt at JP Morgan and Citi. He is a Native New Yorker with an MBA from the University of Chicago, living in London since 2005.
Nesteren serves as a Project Finance Assistant Manager, Corporate Loans Underwriting Division at Isbank. She is responsible for the credit appraisal processes of project finance loan applications for energy, infrastructure, real estate development and M&A projects with ticket size over USD 50 million and management of USD 15 billion project loan portfolio (app. 60% of the portfolio consists of energy financing to 15.000 MW installed capacity) with the Project Finance Team reporting to Project Finance Regional Manager.
Asli Orbay is a reporter working for Debtwire CEEMEA, with a focus on arbitration, litigation and distressed situations. Prior to joining Debtwire, Asli worked as a banking and finance lawyer for Clifford Chance in Istanbul. Asli holds an LLM in international economic and trade law and a she is currently a PhD candidate studying at Brunel University.
David is an associate editor at Debtwire CEEMEA, where his coverage focuses on high yield, distressed debt and restructuring situations across the region – reporting on high profile situations such as Agrokor, Steinhoff and Dana Gas. He previously reported on new bond and loan issuance from the Middle East. Prior to joining Debtwire, David completed an MA in Medieval History at the University of St Andrews.