Seda Yalcinkaya

London, United Kingdom


Ms. Yalçınkaya is General Counsel - International based in London. She joined Apollo in 2019 as European General Counsel. From 2011-2019, Ms. Yalçınkaya was the General Counsel, EMEA at Silver Lake. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2011, Ms. Yalçınkaya was a Director and Deputy General Counsel at Citi Capital Advisors, where she acted as general counsel to Citi Venture Capital International, the emerging markets private equity business of Citi, and prior to that, the Deputy Head of M&A Legal for Citigroup, in which role she advised senior management on proprietary M&A transactions. Prior to joining Citigroup, Ms. Yalçınkaya was a corporate associate at the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, focusing on M&A, private equity, and leveraged finance transactions. Ms. Yalçınkaya graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with an A.B. in Social Studies and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is qualified to practice law in New York and in England and Wales.