Ismail Ertürk joined Manchester Business School in 1987 after having completed his post-graduate studies at New York University and having worked in Istanbul at an investment bank as assistant treasurer. He received his high school diploma from Robert College in Istanbul and his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara. His responsibilities at Manchester Business School include teaching banking, finance, economics and international financial risk management on the MBA Programmes and Executive Centre courses. He has also acted as Course Director of several banking programmes at the Executive Centre, including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Development Bank, Lloyds-TSB Bank, NatWest Bank, T.C. Ziraat Bank and World Bank. He held visiting positions at Stockholm School of Economics, St Petersburg, Istanbul Commerce University, and Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil, ESCP Europe Business School, Paris, and Danish Institute for International Studies. He has wide international experience in carrying out executive workshops on international finance and banking for leading companies that include Lloyds-TSB Bank, NatWest Bank, Toronto Dominion, British Telecom, Thales, PwC New York, KPMG, IBM, UCB, ACCA Moscow and Hong Kong, European Chamber of Commerce in China. He has provided advisory and consultancy services to IBM, U.K. Customs and Excise, Jeffrey Green Russell Solicitors, Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul, Brazilian National Confederation of Industries, Manchester International Festival amongst others. Through his consultancy company IPE Cultura he advised Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul, Istanbul European Capital of Culture Agency and Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry on creative and cultural industries, and creative cities. He organised two major international conferences in Istanbul in 2007 and 2010 that influenced policy on creative industries in Istanbul. His advisory work on creative economy in Istanbul led to the creation of an UNCTAD supported International Centre for Creative Economy and Cities at Istanbul Commerce University. Currently as Advisor to Rector of Istanbul Commerce University he is leading projects to develop and internationalise creative industries in Istanbul in collaboration with UNCTAD. He was a trustee of Arts Council funded SHISHA, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts between 2008 and 2012. He has collaborated with several contemporary artists on their work on financial crisis and money. He published two books of critical essays on cinema and culture and one book of short stories in Turkish from Yapı Kredi Publications. His current research interests are central bank policies after the crisis, banking crisis and reform, cultural economy, creative industries, financial innovation, financialisation, and corporate governance. He has published three books and many academic and professional articles these areas from prestigious academic publishers. He participated in funded research programmes including European Social and Economic Models of Knowledge Economy, Centre for Research into Socio-cultural Change, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Finance and Inequality Project sponsored by Foundation for Progressive European Studies. He has given numerous conference presentations internationally and recently appeared on many international TV programmes, radio and print media, including BBC, Bloomberg TV, Channel 4, Russia Today, Financial Times, The Observer, Reuters Insider, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, etc.