Simla Unal began her career in 1998 as a relationship manager and she joined Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB), BNP Paribas joint venture in Turkey in 2002. Since then she led the establishment of SME Banking, Start-up Banking and Women Banking and the non-financial services strategy of TEB.
She worked as a consultant for International Finance Corporation (IFC,World Bank Group) for bank client projects in regions such as MENA, CEE, Asia,US. Former she was the Marketing Director of TEB SME Banking, in charge of marketing, business development and women banking functions and recently she is the SME Expert at BNP Paribas International Retail Banking team(IRB)in Paris.
She attends international conferences as a guest speaker and advices banks in different countries on how to design customer programs for SMEs , MSMEs and Women.