Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Hires Chief Economist for Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa

Apr 17, 2008

London —


Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced today that it has hired Tevfik Aksoy as an Executive Director and Chief Economist for Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

Mr. Aksoy joins Morgan Stanley from Deutsche Bank where he worked since 2004, most recently holding a similar position as Chief Economist for Turkey. In this role he also covered a number of East European and African countries. Prior to his role at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Aksoy held a number of senior positions in both the financial services and academia in the UK, USA and Turkey.

Mr. Aksoy is based in Istanbul and reports to Joachim Fels, Co-head of Global Economics.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Fels said “We are delighted to have someone of Tevfik’s experience joining the research team. Tevfik’s in-depth knowledge of Turkey and the Middle East and North Africa will be invaluable to our clients and will further enhance our macro coverage of this increasingly important region.”

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Note to Editors:

Tevfik Aksoy, Ph.D

  • Feb 2004 - Mar 2008


    Director / Chief Economist (Turkey), Deutsche Bank

  • Dec 2002 - Jan 2004


    Director of Research / Chief Strategist, Global Securities

  • Sep 2001- Oct 2002


    Chief Consultant & General manager Designate, Phoenix

  • Jun 2000 - Sep 2001


    Vice President / Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank

  • Aug 1997- Jun 2000


    Head of Research / Chief Economist, Bank Ekspres

  • Dec 1995 - Aug 1997


    Senior Economist, Korfezbank

  • Aug 1995 - Dec 1995


    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

  • Jun 1990 - Oct 1990


    Financial Analyst, Prime Ministry, Public Participation Administartion

  • Mar 1989 - Jun 1990


    Production Planning Engineer, Aselan Military Electronics Inc


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