Izzet has over 34 years of Telecoms, Media, Technology (TMT) management, banking and investment experience. Prior to joining Cube IM in December 2016 as Head of the CEBF Investment team, Izzet was Director/Head of the TMT group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He led the debt deal into Cosmote Romania, equity investment into Polkomtel and CEE broadband player SBB co-invest with KKR amongs others deals. Izzet also launched a private equity platform in the Middle East and was its Senior Executive Officer investing in the region’s first MVNO and Bharti’s Infratel tower business. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2006, he was a senior banker then TMT Director/Head at the EBRD. He started his career at Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC, today AT&T) in Finance then moved to Corporate Development. His transactions included the privatizations of Telmex and Telkom South Africa amongst other. He speaks English, French, Turkish and some German and has a BSc in computer science from the University of Texas System and an MBA from the Garvin School of International Management (Thunderbird, Arizona). He is married, lives in Luxembourg and has 4 children.