During his visits to New York, Faruk Aktay met one of the legendary lawyers of New York David Heleniak. Mr. Heleniak led the merger, which makes Citibank the world’s largest bank. Heleniak, who joined the Morgan Stanley Board of Directors in 2008 and saved the bank from going bankrupt, was the name that brought the first American investments in China in the 1980s. He also mentored Mr. Putin in the 1990s.