Olympic athlete leaves Goldman Sachs for Al Gore firm

Olympic Rings, Montreal

Turkish windsurfer to work with former vice-president

eFinancial Careers reports that an investment manager at Goldman Sachs, who represented Turkey in the 2008 Olympics, has left the bank to work for the sustainable asset manager set up by presidential candidate turned climate change campaigner, Al Gore.

Sedef Koktenturk left Goldman Sachs, where she was an executive director in its investment management division, in July to take a director role at Generation Investment Management in London, a firm which takes an ethical approach to investment.

Koktenturk joined Goldman Sachs in 2003, but left in 2006 so that she could focus on training for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where she represented Turkey in windsurfing. She then rejoined the bank in 2010.

Koktenturk trained six days a week in the build up for the games – a combination of strength and endurance conditioning – and even informed her husband that they would be splitting up for two years while she trained for the Olympics.

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