Melis Kahya AkarManaging Director, Head of Consumer for EMEA at General Atlantic
Melis Kahya Akar is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s Consumer investments across EMEA, in addition to focusing on investments in Turkey. Before joining General Atlantic in New York in 2015, Melis was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she focused on investments in the Retail and Consumer sectors. Previously, she was an Analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan where she concentrated on the consumer and retail sectors. Melis sits on the boards of General Atlantic portfolio companies Depop, Gymshark, Joe & The Juice, and Sézane. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.