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GRF Young Professionals Program 2016-2017 Term Inaugural Meeting

GRF Young Professionals Program
2016-2017 Term
Inaugural Meeting


The first meeting of GRF Young Professionals Program’s 2016-2017 term was held on July 30th, 2016. The program aims to provide a platform for young professionals equipped with the resolve, background, and experience to contribute to the future of the world and of Turkey.

Throughout the program, selected participants will focus on understanding global systemic issues and evaluating Turkey’s priorities within this global framework. The intellectual capital accumulation resulting from this program will hopefully make a valuable contribution to national and global policy debates in the coming decades.

Change, to a large extent but not exclusively led by technology, incessantly modifies the context of policy analysis and renders most policy prescriptions outdated or short-lived. Developing policies that are not easily frustrated by such frequent shifts in the global context is a new and overwhelming challenge for the policy community.

Accordingly, the participants of this year’s GRF Young Professionals Program will be discussing various aspects of the growing predominance of technology.

The following list details the selected candidates for the 2016-2017 term of GRF Young Professionals Program:

• Mehmet Selçuk Atıcı - Associate, Earlybird Venture Capital
Altuğ Bilgin – Member of Board, Bilgin Energy
• Serhat S.Çubukçuoğlu – E-Commerce Sales Leader, IBM
• Deniz Değirmenci – Investor Relations Manager, TUPRAS
• Cansu Ekmekçioğlu Dedeoğlu – Partner, Gülhane Insurance Agency
• Mehmet Ali Gülsever – Senior Implementation Manager, McKinsey & Company
• Ekin İnal – Partner, Bilgiç Attorney Partnership (Chadbourne & Parke LLP)
• Ahmet Mavuş – Mechatronic System Design Engineer, Aselsan
• Mina Morova – Consultant,  Chadbourne / Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
• Ussal Şahbaz – Innovation Leader, General Electric
• Cihan Vehbi Salihoğlu – Senior Manager, Deloitte Turkey
• Ceren Sayar – Innovation Unit Manager, Türkiye İş Bankası
• Dilara Sezgin – Managing Partner, Sezgin & Partners Law Office
• Emin Şenay – Group Manager, Siemens
• Erdem Şişmangil – Senior Associate, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
• Onur Şişmangil – Derivatives Sales & Structuring, Burgan Bank
• Lale Tekişalp – Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Turkey
• Filiz Hayırlı Tepebaşı – Strategy, Industry, Government Relations Associate Director, Boeing
• Önder K. Tokçalar – Manufacturing Process Research & Innovation Administrator, TOFAŞ
• Emre Tunçalp – Associate, Stroz Friedberg
• Tuvan Yalım – Lawyer, Kabine Law Office