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Selva Akinci, Senior Regional Consultant at VerveSmith

Selva AKINCI is an advisor based out of Montreal, and especially knowledgeable on the Turkish secondary system.

A Fulbright Scholar, Selva graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA) at Bogaziçi University in Turkey. Selva offers more than 30 years of experience in a diverse range of roles, covering finance, management consulting, and client relationship management. Selva’s extensive experience with leading global firms Alcatel, Teletas, Ernst & Young, Citi and ABN AMRO will strengthen our practices as we seek to build international partnerships and deepen trust with our clients.

Passionate about education, Selva’s association with VerveSmith is an ideal fit. Selva has actively engaged in supporting the mission of her alma mater Üsküdar American Academy. She also volunteered for four years on the parent teacher association of Istanbul’s Robert College, serving as its president in her final year. In her free time, Selva enjoys attending live classical music performances and is particularly fond of opera. She has a daughter, who is a student at McGill University, and her husband is a freelance consultant for telecommunications.

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