Mert Poyraz

Managing Director, Global Loan Solutions
Emirates NBD

Mert Poyraz


Mert has been part of Emirates NBD Group since 2008 where he initially looked after Risk Analytics and Basel II. He moved on to Emirates NBD Capital in 2012, looking after loans origination and structuring. Mert currently covers Dubai GREs, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and Turkey, among the key markets.

Mert was instrumental in concluding c. 250 loan transactions across sovereigns, financial institutions, corporates and structured solutions. His focus areas include sustainable lending, securitizations and acquisition finance.

Some of the key transactions Mert led in terms of structuring and execution include the Arab Republic of Egypt’s USD 3.0 Billion Green, Islamic Term Facilities and USD 750 Million Structured Finance Facility for Emirates Airlines and USD 1.3 Billion Sustainability-Linked Syndicated Term Loan for Turkiye Ziraat Bankasi. He holds a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets CEE & CIS & Türkiye 2023

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2023

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey 2021 Virtual Conference

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

Project, ECA & Structured Finance Middle East & Africa 2019