Demet Çanakçı joined Toronto Centre in 2014 as a Program Director and has solid professional experience in both supervision and central banking for more than 25 years. Before joining Toronto Centre, she served as deputy head in the Financial Sector Assessment division of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) where she was responsible for both financial stability and international regulations.
Before returning to the CBRT, she was a deputy head in the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey, and an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She has covered financial stability, macroprudential surveillance, macro stress-testing, Basel II and III, Basel core principles, contingency planning, banking sector restructuring, and crisis management topics in a range of publications. She holds a Master of Economics degree from North Carolina State University, was a research scholar at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and a visiting scholar at George Washington University.