Izzet Güney, Managing Director, has over 30 years of Telecoms, Media, Technology (TMT) management, banking and investment experience with a massive portfolio in originating, structuring and managing both equity and debt investments. He joined Cube IM in December 2016 to help direct the launch of the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF) which has the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission as anchor investors.
Mr. Güney was previously with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where he held the position of Director of the TMT group. Notable deals at the EBRD included amongst many others Golden Telecom IPO on Nasdaq, RomTelecom debt financing, Polkomtel privatization and a co-invest alongside KKR in the latter’s first investment in Eastern Europe. Mr. Güney also launched a private equity platform in the Middle East and was its Senior Executive Officer investing in the region’s first MVNO and Bharti’s Infratel tower business. He started his career at Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC, today AT&T) moving through the ranks of its international corporate development group to Executive Director. At SBC, his transactions included the privatizations of Telmex and Telkom South Africa.
Mr. Güney is a computer science graduate from the University of Texas system and has an MBA from the Garvin School of International Management (Thunderbird, Arizona).