Entrepreneur | Executive in Finance and Risk Management

Everyday I appreciate the life for its richness of experience and usually I feel fortunate to be a part of this masterpiece. As Steve Jobs said "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future." Up to this moment I've connected many of them while I relentlessly create the new ones. I have a great respect for continuous improvements, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. Simplicity and continuity became center of my viewpoint and they keep me focus to create new dots for this turn.

Mustafa KILIÇ

Being an entrepreneur, senior finance executive and risk specialist, he has dedicated his time and energy to instill a future where he masterminds structural reinventions. His solutions illuminate the possibility of mitigating risks and foster connectivity across the business and social ecosystem.

Driven by a strong sense of quality and incredible stamina, he enjoys and thrives on massive change under fire in crisis situations. He is at his best when turning uncertainty and chaos into order and harmony. Resourceful and innovative, he always searches out new ways to elevate best practices for viable growth well into the future.

Currently, he is leading a pioneering effort to reinvent enterprise risk management by harnessing the power of open innovation. Along with revitalizing ailing organizations through game-changing turnarounds, he actively supports the business continuity processes through best practices.

His mission with transformation also brings dignity and strength to each individual around him. He feels responsible for the long-term efficiency of the people and, is proud to have mentored and guided many to progress in their careers to senior leadership roles.

Fearless and confident throughout his career, he has been a pioneer in orchestrating infrastructure-embedded efficiencies and methods to move the people and organizations to a step-function higher capability in productivity and quality. His management styles yielded vivid improvements and catapulted each foundation into pole position.

As a frequent speaker and powerful exponent of sustainability he has presented at national and international conferences and published numerous journals in cash and risk management areas. Several times he has contributed to Bloomberg, CNBC and Financial Times. He also has advised government institutions on the matters of risk management policy.

Recently he was recognized with several awards including 2011 “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Magazine and 2010 highly commended Adam Smith Award on Global Liquidity Management by Treasury Today Magazine.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Business Administration School of Istanbul University and his expertise covers the areas of capital markets, corporate finance, enterprise risk management and treasury functions.

He is a founder of Pirimo, an international risk management firm based in Chicago where he chairs the Board of Directors and of Candy Hoover Turkey where he serves as CFO and Member of the Board of Directors. He also sits on the Board of several privately held company and associations.

He speaks English and Turkish at bilingual, Italian at working proficiency level.

His passions away from work include cycling, digital photography, golfing, skiing and traveling. He resides with his wife Esra in Istanbul.

"Working with him is a great experience. His personality and his values have always inspired me to accomplish more positive results."

Gündüz TEZEL

CEO - BH Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage Corporation

"He demonstrates high profile level of knowledge and proactive attitude as problem-solver."


Group Planning & Control Director - Unichips SpA

"He is very good in managing relations with people, great problem solver, very open minded and internationally oriented."


CFO - NSG Pilkington

"I’ve learned a lot of new ideas from his studies by gaining experience."

Turgay DAĞ

Managing Director - Indesit Company