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GRF Young Professionals Program 2013 Term Inaugural Meeting

GRF Young Professionals Program
 Inaugural Meeting

The GRF Young Professionals Program, which had its inaugural dinner on May 14th, 2013, aims to provide a platform for young professionals who are equipped with the resolve, background, and experience to contribute to the future of Turkey and the World.

Although it is a very recent GRF initiative, the program’s large pool of motivated and qualified applicants led to a challenging selection process. Strict attention was paid to ensure that the proposed presentation topics would cover diverse areas as well as prove sufficiently insightful to evaluate a global system problem from various perspectives.

20 candidates were selected for the 1st term of the GRF Young Professionals Program. 10 of the accepted candidates were chosen from the list of nominated candidates by GRF’s corporate members, while the other 10 young professionals were selected from the list of personal applicants.

The following list details the selected candidates for GRF Young Professionals Program and their proposed presentation topics.


Name & Surname


Presentation Topic




Duygu Atalay

Vodafone Group Plc

Empowering Youth through Technology

Ercan Balkoç

Deloitte Consulting

Energy Sector and Energy Policies

Berat Beran Camak

Siemens AG

Implication of Automation to the Society

Turgut Cankorel

Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Criminal Procedure

Fatma Güler Emre


Female Labour Force Participation

Esin Ertek

TSKB (Industrial Development Bank of Turkey)

The Third Industrial Revolution?

Mehmet Murat Selçuk

Total Oil Türkiye Co.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Kadir Şener

Microsoft Turkey

ICT and Competitiveness of Nations - Turkey Perpective

Can Yücel

Türkiye İş Bankası Co.

Turkish Banking System and International Capital Flows to Turkey







Name & Surname


Presentation Topic

Taşkın Aksoy

Link Tera Information Technologies

Risk Balance

Yunus Güvenen

 Digitouch Dij. Paz. ve Medya A.Ş.,  OR Digitouch Digital Marketing&Media

 Medium Run Impacts of Incentive Policies in Turkey

Bülent Tekçe

Yapı Kredi Bank


Ayse Deniz Lokmanoğlu

Lokmanoğlu Shipping, Trading and Forwarding Co.

Changes to the Elementary School Education

Can Naiboglu

Phillip Morris International

Is the budget process in private sector applicable to public sector in Turkey in terms of efectiveness and efficiency?

Erdem Prekiç

Marsh Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting

Risk, Risk Perception and Communication

Özgür Soner

MadByte Games/IZE Gaming

Establishing a Sustainable Game Industry
in Emerging Markets

Bülent Kozlu

Turkven Private Equity

Benefits of Private Equity for Companies and Countries

Elifcan Yazgan


Global Deveopments on Trade Flows of Energy

More details about the GRF Young Professionals program can be accessed via the following link: