Advisory Board

CO-PRESIDENTS

Michael Schwarz

Mercator Foundation
Executive Director

Cansen Başaran Symes

Allianz Turkey
Chair of the Board of Directors
former TÜSİAD President (2015-2017)

HONORARY MEMBERS

Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger
Munich Security Conference
Chairman and Hertie School of Governance
Senior Prof. for Security Policy & Diplomatic Practice

Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ
Doğan Holding
Member of the Board

MEMBERS

Sina Afra
Evtiko
CEO

 

Prof. Dr. Halil Akkanat 
Turkish-German University (TDU)
Rector

 

Billur Barlın
Solmaz Freight Customs Logistics
Head of Contract Logistics Coordinator

 

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Honorary Chairman of Supervisory Board

 

Ali Bilaloğlu
Doğuş Otomotiv
Board Member

 

Ambassador (ret.) Joachim Bitterlich 
ESCP Europe Campus de Paris
Professor

 

Ümit Nazlı Boyner
Boyner Holding
Board Member and Former TÜSİAD President

 

Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer
German Commission for UNESCO
President

 

Dr. Hubert Braun
Bayer Turkey
MD & CFO

 

Emre R. Can
Turkish-German University TAU
Foundation Board Member

 

Levent Çakıroğlu
Koç Holding
CEO

 

A. Ünal Çeviköz
CHP Istanbul MP
Vice Chairman on Foreign Affairs
former Ambassador

 

Ulrich Dietz
BITKOM
Vice President

 

Bülent Eczacıbaşı
Eczacıbaşı Holding
Chairman

 

Dr. Thomas Enders 
DGAP German Council on Foreign Relations
President

 

Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı 
Doğan Holding
Chairwoman

 

Murat Gigin
Tekfen Holding
CEO

 

Atalay Gümrah
Eczacıbaşı Group
CEO

Selahattin Hakman 
Chairman of the Steering Committee
SHURA Energy Transition Center
Garanti Koza
Senior Management Advisor and Board Member

 

Dr. Volker Hassemer
Stiftung Zukunft Berlin
President

 

Bernd Hüttemann
European Movement Germany
Secretary General

 

Dr. İbrahim Karasu 
Association of German Banks
Member of the Management Board

 

Hans-Dieter Kettwig 
ENERCON Managing Director

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Kramer 
BASF SE
President for Europe, Middle East, Africa

 

Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner 
SCHAEFFLER
CEO for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

Dr. Ahmet Lokurlu 
Turkish German Energy and Environmental Institute (GTEI)
Director

 

Dr. Stefan Mair
BDI
Member of the Executive Board

 

Özcan Mutlu 
Disability and Rehabilitation Sports Association (BSB) Berlin
President

 

Dr. Arend Oetker 
Oetker Holding
Chairman

 

Soli Özel
Kadir Has University
Faculty Member

 

Aygül Özkan
DB Kredit Service
CEO

 

Özlem Özüner
Euler Hermes Turkey
CEO

 

Prof. Dr. h.c. Karl-Heinz Paqué
Friedrich Naumann-Foundation
President

 

Dr. Thomas Paulsen
Körber-Stiftung
Executive Board Member

 

Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes
SWP
Director of the Executive Board

 

Ruprecht Polenz
Former Member of Bundestag 1994-2013
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2005-2013, CDU

Prof. Dr. Jörg Rocholl
ESMT
President

 

Dr. Norbert Röttgen
Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee
and CDU Member
Bundestag

 

Joachim Rumstadt
STEAG
CEO

 

Dr. Michael Schaefer
BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt
President

 

Dr. Nils Schmid
SPD Member
Bundestag

 

Martin Seeger
Tractabel Engineering GmbH
President & CEO

 

Dr. Markus C. Slevogt
German-Turkish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
President

 

Nihat Sorgeç
Training Centre Berlin – Bildungswerk BWK Kreuzberg
Executive Director

 

Süer Sülün
Mercedes Benz Türk A.Ş.
CEO

 

Görgün Taner
IKSV
General Manager

 

Dr. Ellen Ueberschär
Heinrich Böll Foundation
President

 

Günter Verheugen
Former Vice President
European Commission European Experience Director

 

Dr. Reimar Volker
Goethe Institute Istanbul
Director

 

Prof. Dr. Claus Weyrich
in Personal Capacity, Siemens AG
Former CCTO

 

Mustafa Yeneroğlu
AKP Istanbul MP
Member of the Central Decision and Executive Board

 

Prof. Dr. Bahri Yılmaz
Sabancı University
Professor

 

Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Daimler AG
Former Chairman of the Board of Management

 

Dr. Hans-Josef Zimmer
EnBW Energie
CTO