Defne Temel Associate Director
12 years of experience in Project and Structured Finance, developing large scale infrastructure projects in Africa, East Europe and MENA regions. Defne is currently an Associate Director of Themis. One of the co-founders of Themis, she was involved in developing four energy projects in Africa. Prior to this, she worked at TAV Airports Holding, a major airport concessionaire from Turkey operating 11 airports in East Europe and MENA. The experience highlights extensive knowledge in global project finance analysis, handling technical, financial and legal due diligences, processing credit files and legal documentation pre financial close, followed by periodic financial and operational reporting to participating financial institutions, providing management consultancy to project companies and executing financial statement and financial information analysis and interpretation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Monash University, Melbourne Australia. She is a citizen of Turkey and Australia.