Global Gate Partners Management
Mark Idriss is co-founder and Partner at Global Gate Partners. Mark is an international finance executive and a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience across both wealth management and investment banking.
Mark has worked at firms including UBS, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. Having initially started his career in investment banking in New York and London, Mark moved to Zurich and into the wealth management business. During his nine years at Credit Suisse he held a number of senior leadership positions, including head of Middle East, Turkey and the Indian-Subcontinent. In his most recent role, Mark held the position of Head of Global Emerging Markets for UBS Wealth Management Business in London.
Mark is a graduate of City University of New York with a B.S. in International Studies-Economics and a MBA in International Business-Strategic Planning. He is a Swiss citizen. Mark speaks English, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. He is married with two children.
Yücel Toprak-de Luna
Yuecel Toprak-de Luna is co-founder and Partner at Global Gate Partners. With his 20+ years Marketing & Sales experience, he possesses extensive know-how in national and international B2B and B2C markets.
From 2007-2015, Yuecel was the Director of Marketing & Sales and deputy CEO as well as co-owner at PlantCare AG, a Swiss high-tech company within the clean-tech industry. Before joining PlantCare, he worked for several years as the Director of Marketing & Communications at Unisys (Switzerland) AG, a subsidiary of the US based global IT-service provider. From 1992-2000, Yuecel held the position of Global Sales Director at Dyconex AG, an internationally leading Swiss high-tech electronics manufacturing company.
Yuecel holds a Swiss Federal Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has completed various advanced education in Marketing, Communications and Sales. Also, Yücel holds several patents on smart and sustainable agriculture irrigation. He is a Swiss citizen. Yuecel speaks German, English, Turkish and Portuguese. He is married with two daughters.
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