A strong believer in the role private equity can play to create social and climate impact, Yalin joined LeapFrog as Partner and Global Head of Investor Solutions in 2022.
Yalin is a 23-year veteran of the private equity industry, most recently as Partner, Fundraising and Investor Relations, for global private equity firm Cinven in London with responsibility for investors in Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. He was instrumental in delivering Cinven’s EUR 7bn Fund VI and EUR 10bn Fund VII, both significantly oversubscribed, and helped define overall firm co-investment strategy and new strategic offerings for LPs.
Prior to leading EMEA fundraising, Yalin was in the deal team at Cinven, where he was a member of the Business Services sector team and led the regional team for Emerging Europe. He previously spent eight years with J.P. Morgan Partners, in New York and London, completing a number of buyout, growth equity, venture capital, and debt investments in a variety of sectors across Western and Eastern Europe, as well as the USA. Yalin holds a BA in Mathematics & Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Lafayette College, USA.
Yalin is a co-Founder of Turkey Mozaik Foundation, a UK-based organisation with a mission to promote and support local civil society organisations in Turkey, his homeland. He is also on the Advisory Board of Yeşilist, leading Turkish green and sustainable living platform.