Asli Ay

Asli is the Managing Partner of US Policy Metrics, based in New York. This follows Asli’s previous experience at UBS, as a Senior Client Relationship Director and Deputy to UBS Vice-Chairman where she developed a rare blend of a policy expertise, truly global work experience and a capability of handling senior relationships with business leaders, financial regulators and policy makers.

At UBS, based in London and New York offices and working literally all over the world, Asli has contributed to UBS success in winning prestigious and multi-billion dollar mandates like the Telstra follow-on public offering, the largest privatization transaction; the Visa IPO, then the largest IPO in American history; the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China follow-on offering; the China Merchants Bank IPO and the sale of 20% of Akbank to Citibank, among many others.

Before moving to New York, Asli worked on various public-to-private transactions in the consumer and retail sector in Europe and spearheaded UBS’ investment banking coverage for Turkey, landing prestigious mandates like Vodafone’s $3.4b acquisition of Telsim, which substantially expanded UBS’ economic footprint in the country. Asli began her career at Schlumberger International, working in Egypt, India, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, right after she received her engineering degree at the age of 19. She later worked for Procter & Gamble as a Brand Manager in Central and Eastern European region, running a flagship brand with $100m+ revenue line at the age of 25.

Asli has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BSc with high honors in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University. She holds various financial licenses in the UK and the US and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst.

In 2011, Asli has been selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the Young Global Leaders. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York and a trustee of the Thomas Cole Museum. Asli is also the founding Chairman of Young Society Leaders of the American Turkish Society, a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, co-Chairman of Harvard Republicans in NYC.

Asli speaks French and Turkish. She is married and has two sons, Alexander and Adrian.