Burcu Ozturk serves as the CFO of the largest hospital chain of Turkey (namely MLP Care) since 2014. MLP Care is the largest Turkish private healthcare group, with 31 Hospitals and more than 6,000 beds, located in 17 Turkish cities. MLP Care employs more than 20,000 staff, including more than 2,000 doctors in 31 hospitals. Currently, Ms. Ozturk supervises a team of +150 staff in accounting, finance, tax and financial analysis departments of the Company.
Between the years of 2014-2018, Ms. Ozturk was the project leader in negotiating with 5 banks to issue a capex loan facility for the 10 new hospital openings finance need and in the refinancing of the Group debt with a total amount of +EUR400M. This loan facility supported / guaranteed the Company’s ability to realize growth projections.
In February 2018, Ms. Ozturk successfully planned and executed the Initial Public Offering process of MLP Care’s 35% shares in Istanbul Stock Exchange, with a market cap of USD900m. Ms. Ozturk acted as the project leader in managing relationships with advisors including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, HSBC, Deloitte, Baker Mckenzie and White & Case. The IPO transaction has been one of the biggest IPO transactions in Turkey over the past 5 years, whereby 85% of the investor base was international. Since IPO transaction, Ms. Ozturk has been successfully performing the requirements of different stakeholders including board members, private and public equity investors and investment analysts.
Before MLP Care, Ms. Ozturk worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 10 years, where she started as an independent auditor in 2004. Until 2007, Ms. Ozturk conducted independent audits of leading Turkish companies. In May 2007, Ms. Ozturk started working at PwC's M&A Advisory department. Later, Ms. Ozturk was protomoted to a Director in New York Office of PwC in September 2010 and served as an advisor at M&A projects of leading multinational US clients for their cross border transactions between 2010-12. Ms. Ozturk was a Director of M&A Department in PwC's Istanbul Office between 2013 and 2014 and conducted special financial investigation studies for multinational corporations.
In 2018, Ms. Ozturk entered the list of "Turkey's most powerful 50 CFO” prepared by Fortune magazine and Dataexpert Human Resources firm. In Extel Survey 2019, Ms. Ozturk was ranked No.9 as “Corporate Best CFO for Investor Relations in MedTech & Services” sector among 47 public healthcare companies accross the world. Additionally, Ms. Ozturk was ranked No.2 as “Corporate Best CFO for Investor Relations in Turkey”.
Ms. Öztürk has been a member of Women’s Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey, KAGIDER, since 2016 and is an active member of the Training and Mentorship Strategy Group. Ms. Ozturk graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 2004.