Mrs. Fatma Çınar works as Islamic Finance Portfolio Lead at UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD). Prior to joining to UNDP, she worked as Director of International Relations and Corporate Communications Departments at Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB) between August 2020- January 2022. Previously she worked as the Head of International Banking Department of an Islamic Bank (Kuveyt Turk) in Turkey more than 13 years. As an active practitioner, she has deep and wide expertise in Islamic Banking, International Relations, Correspondent Banking, Foreign Trade, Sustainability, Social Finance, Investment Banking, Cash Management, Clearing Services, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Project Management, Country and Counterparty Limit Management, Business Strategy, and Corporate Communication. She is at the advisory board of Marmara University Islamic Economics and Finance (MUISEF). She is also global mentor at Teknopark Incubation Center and writes regularly on Islamic finance as a Turkey correspondent for Islamic Finance News publication. She provides lectures at universities and international summer schools. She has been also a trainer at Participation Banks Association of Turkey on Islamic Finance. Mrs. Çınar graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering in 2005 and 2006.