Ayse Akcura spent more than 15 years on Wall Street. She started her career within the Treasury department at Citibank after studying Industrial Engineering at RIT. After completing an MBA degree at Carnegie Mellon University with Cum Laude, she joined Goldman Sachs fixed income sales and trading department where she worked as an associate both in New York and Chicago offices. Mrs. Akcura also worked at Bear Stearns and Citibank Head Quarters as a Managing Director before establishing her business in NYC in collaboration with AK Capital. After relocating to Turkey, Mrs. Akcura was responsible in running the US relations of ISPAT, a government agency directly reporting to the Prime Minister of Turkey. Currently, Ayse Akcura acts as the CEO of eBrandvalue “ Real-time Nielsen ratings for brands” which she has co-founded in 2013.