Bahar Gökçe, Olympia International LLC

Bahar is an international trade, trade finance, business and strategic M&A consultant based in New York with extensive expertise in an array of strategic, financial, commercial, operational and supply chain management matters across several industries.

She started her career in finance and economic research at Hyundai – Assan Automotive Industry Co. Headquarters in Turkey. Upon completing her Executive MBA degree, she joined Ayhan Sezer Oil and Food Industry; a large producer and trader of food grade crude oils, oilseeds, grains and feed materials as Assistant General Manager overseeing imports of agricultural commodities into Turkey in addition to her duties in management.

In 2007, she formed MetalDen Ltd. as Managing Partner; a Foreign Trade & Shipping entity in Turkey, later establishing their US branch in 2008.  Prior to starting Olympia International, she was President of The Americas for an international multi-commodity trading and supply chain management company, offering supply chain solutions to domestic and international customers in ags and metals space for a decade.

This 20 year involvement in the international commodities space, is the source for her deep understanding of physical trading, trade finance, deal structuring, logistics, risk management and contract management.

Bahar holds a BA in Economics and an Executive MBA degree from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.