Mine Uğurlu is currently Professor of Finance at Department of Management at Boğaziçi University. She is also the Director of Executive MBA program since 2013, after serving as a board member for eleven years. Professor Uğurlu has graduated from Üsküdar American Academy , an American Board School, and received her bachelor’s degree and MBA degree in Management at Middle East Technical University. After five years of industry experience in a holding company as a region manager, and later as vice CEO, she started her academic career and received her PhD degree at Ankara University in Turkey. Following five years of teaching at Middle East Technical University, she joined Management Department of Boğaziçi University in 1985. She advised a high number of PhD and master students over the years of her academic career. She has been involved in designing and contributing to tailor-made training programs and seminars on corporate financial analysis, design of planning and budgeting systems in corporations, and financing issues for several outstanding corporations and financial institutions such as Benetton, Yapı Kredi Bank, Osmanlı Bank, and Bank Ekspres in Turkey. Her areas of interest are capital structure decisions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financial distress prediction and entrepreneurial finance. She has organized several seminars in cooperation with Endeavour, Turkey, on the entrepreneurial process, private equity fund investments and other financing issues faced by entrepreneurs. She has designed a course on financial issues in entrepreneurship at Executive MBA program and recently contributes to the establishment of a center on entrepreneurship at Boğaziçi University. She teaches strategic financial management, corporate finance and empirical research in Finance courses to PhD students and master students at Management, Financial Engineering, Economics and Finance programs of the university. Her current research, and recent publications focus on the effects of corporate governance on the likelihood of distress, the impact of internal capital markets on corporate financial policies in emerging markets, and the effects of corporate governance structures on M&A involvement in listed and unlisted firms.