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

Aslı Aydıntaşbaş
ECFR European Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Policy Fellow

Prof. Dr. Evren Balta
Özyeğin University Head of International Relations Department and
TÜSİAD Global Politics Forum Academic Coordinator

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

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. Kristina Eichhorst
Daimler AG
Director International Relations

Filiz Elmas
DIN AG, German Institute for Standardization
Head of Business Development Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Thomas Enders
DGAP German Council on Foreign Relations
President

Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı
Doğan Holding
Chairwoman

Murat Gigin
Tekfen Holding
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Atalay Gümrah
Eczacıbaşı Group
CEO

Selahattin Hakman
Chairman of the Steering Committee
SHURA Energy Transition Center
Senior Management Advisor

Dr. Volker Hassemer
Stiftung Zukunft Berlin
President

Bernd Hüttemann
European Movement Germany
Secretary General

Dr. İbrahim Karasu
Association of German Banks
Managing Director

Hans-Dieter Kettwig
ENERCON
Managing Director

Manuel Kilian
GovMind
Founder & CEO

Sascha Lechner
SCHAEFFLER
CEO Subregion Middle East & Africa and President Automotive Aftermarket Europe

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

Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Mair
SWP
Director and Executive Chairman

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas
IKV
Secretary General

Wolfgang Niedermark
BDI
Member of the Executive Board

Dr. Arend Oetker
Oetker Holding
Chairman

Deniz Ova
IKSV Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Director of Istanbul Design Biennial

Soli Özel
Kadir Has University
Faculty Member

Aygül Özkan
ZIA German Property Federation
General Manager

Özlem Özüner
MMCD Director
Euler Hermes UK & Ireland

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

Dr. Thomas Paulsen
Körber-Stiftung
Executive Board Member

Ece Pazarbaşı
Field Kitchen Academy
Director and Curator

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

Mani Pournaghi Azar
Goethe Institute Istanbul
Director

Prof. Dr. Jörg Rocholl
ESMT
President

Dr. Norbert Röttgen
CDU Member of the Bundestag and
Former Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2014-2021

Dr. Michael Schaefer
BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt
Advisor and former Chairman

Katja Scharpwinkel
BASF
President Region Europe, Middle East, Africa

Dr. Nils Schmid
SPD Member of the Bundestag and
Spokesman on Foreign Affairs

Martin Seeger
Managing Partner
Teknokon Group

Dr. phil. Günter Seufert
Head of CATS (Centre for Applied Turkey Studies)

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

Nihat Sorgeç
Training Centre Berlin – Bildungswerk BWK Kreuzberg
Executive Director

Dr. Georg N. Stamatelopoulos
EnBW Energie
Member of the Board of Management and COO

Süer Sülün
Mercedes Benz Türk A.Ş.
CEO

Dr. Ellen Ueberschär
Heinrich Böll Foundation
President

Günter Verheugen
Former Vice President
European Commission European Experience Director

Prof. Dr. Claus Weyrich
(in personal capacity) Siemens AG
Former CCTO

Mustafa Yeneroğlu
Istanbul MP
DEVA (Democracy and Progress) Party

Prof. Dr. Bahri Yılmaz
Sabancı University
Emeritus Faculty Member

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