Murat Ünal studied Business Administration and
graduated from the University of Adelaide/Australia (with research
in Asia/Pacific) with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (B.Com).
He worked for an international management consulting firm after
his studies and joined the mutual fund/financial services business
in 1998, acting subsequently as a Management Committee member for a
local Asset Manager where he was mainly responsible for integrated
marketing, sales and PR.
As Head of Investment Marketing and Sales within Citibank
Northern Europe (focusing on Belgium & France) in Brussels, he
managed the third party fund business (CitiChoice) and brokerage
Before Murat founded Funds@Work at the end of 2001, which he now
represents as the executive board member, he took over the bank
marketing business at Fidelity Investments for a short period of
Murat has a Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A)
from the Kellogg School of Management/USA in joint cooperation with
WHU/Germany and its network programs at Tel Aviv University/Israel
and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/China).
Murat also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the School
of Law at Northwestern University (NLaw) in Chicago.
Murat has completed his Doctorate in business administration at
IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa) in Madrid where he
defended his empirical work titled "Multiple Ties and Social
Capital's Impact on Board Membership". His research focuses on
social network analysis and visualization. Here he is specifically
looking at the impact of social networks on corporate governance
and their influence on organisations' strategies.