Melis Kahya currently leads General Atlantic’s Retail & Consumer effort in EMEA in addition to having regional coverage of Turkey. She is based in London and serves on the board of directors for Joe & The Juice. Melis joined the firm in New York in 2015 as a Vice President.
Before joining General Atlantic, Melis was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she focused on investments in the retail and consumer sectors.
Previously, she was an analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan where she was focused on the consumer and retail sectors.
Melis holds a B.S. from Yale University where she double majored in Electrical Engineering and Economics and graduated with distinction. She also earned her M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.