Ismail Ertürk joined the School in January 1987, having worked previously for a merchant bank in Istanbul. From 1982-1983 he was a research fellow at Hull University. He then continued his postgraduate studies at New York University where he specialised in banking. He has taught corporate finance, bank financial management and international finance on both the School’s MBA and Executive Centre programmes. In recent years his teaching reflects his research interests in financialization and financial innovation that he investigates as part of an inter-disciplinary team at CRESC at the University of Manchester. He has undertaken advisory work for companies and government institutions internationally and has developed and directed senior banking programmes for the Executive Centre. He has held visiting positions on Executive MBA Programmes at Stockholm School of Economics, St Petersburg, Istanbul Bilgi University, and ESCP-EAP, Paris.