Çetin Ali Dönmez

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Çetin Ali Dönmez
Occupation Executive Vice President
Employer Borsa Istanbul
Location Istanbul
Website www.borsaistanbul.com

Çetin Ali Dönmez is an executive vice president for Borsa Istanbul. Before the creation of Borsa Istanbul through the merger of the Istanbul Stock Exchange and Turkdex, he was the CEO of the Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TurkDex) since April 2008.

He has had numerous articles published in Turkish and English. He is also the co-author of a published book on derivatives. He has been lecturing on finance for the personnel of various brokerage houses and banks as well as for specialists at the governmental regulatory organizations, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Capital Markets Board.[1]


Dönmez started his professional career in the equity market at Istanbul Stock Exchange as assistant expert in 1990. In 1993, he acquired the “Expert in ISE Equity Market” title after a comprehensive exam. He took a leading role in the re-organization of the equity market trading system and later in the various stages of transition to the electronic trading project. In 1995, Dönmez worked as Assistant Manager at Takasbank (the Clearing House) in the establishment of the margin trading and securities lending market.

Afterwards, he began working at the ISE Directorate of Futures Market, where he assumed team leadership role in the electronic trading analysis, design and test stages of the futures market. He became the director of the ISE Futures Market in 1997. With the establishment of the Risk Management Directorate at ISE in 2006, Dönmez was appointed as the director.

He was born in Istanbul on 27 September 1967.


Upon completion of his B.Sc. degree in industrial engineering at Boğaziçi University in 1989, Dönmez received his MSc. degree in Management from the Social Sciences Institute of the same university. In 2006, he acquired his PhD degree in Management at Boğaziçi University.


  1. TurkDex Executive Management. Turkish Derivatives Exchange.