Arif Bekiroğlu is Moody’s lead analyst for EMEA financial institutions, specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. He currently provides ratings analysis for a portfolio of banks in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Prior to that he covered Czech Republic and Slovakian banks, as well as financial institutions in Turkey, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. This included private, public, and state affiliated banks; small and mid-sized commercial and Islamic lenders, and government-related institutions and factoring and leasing companies.
Arif joined Moody’s in 2005 as co-analyst for financial institutions in Latin America and lead analyst on structured products in the US where he evaluated first-issuance and re-securitisation products.
Prior to joining Moody’s, he worked at the international engineering consulting firm ARUP-USA and STFA, which is one of Turkey’s largest construction services firms.
Arif has a MBA from Wharton Business School, and he received a MSc and a BEng from University College London.