Hakan Barlas was born in Istanbul. After finishing MA degree in International Marketing, Hakan came to England to further his studies through a scholarship in Cambridge in 1988. Soon after finishing his studies, he joined a city bank as a credit officer in London. He was then quickly promoted to the bank’s treasury working as a trader in the bank’s Foreign Exchange and Money Market department.
Hakan joined SFC in 1993 and has been with the company since. In 1998, he was appointed as one of the 3 directors responsible for SFC’s operations. As well as dealing with company’s daily operations, you would still mostly find him sitting at the trading desk talking to clients and executing mainly for our institutional clients base. He is married with two children. He loves motor racing, sport cars and football.