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GRF Young Professionals Program 2014-2015 Term Inaugural Meeting

GRF Young Professionals Program
2014-2015 Term
Inaugural Meeting



The first meeting of the 2014-2015 term of GRF Young Professionals Program, which 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, was held on December 19th, 2014.


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.


At a time when global security dynamics, economic policies and the structure of “state” are being questioned throughout the world, the participants of this year’s GRF Young Professionals Program will be addressing the following topics:


  • Future of Globalization: Economy, Technology and Social Justice
  • Future of the "State": Rivalry between West & East, Rising Individualism and Failed States



The following list details the selected candidates for the 2014-2015 term of GRF Young Professionals Program:


  • Beran Berat Çakmak – Strategic Marketing Manager, Enerjisa


  • Emre Demirel – Vice President, Turkven Private Equity


  • Burcu Geriş – CFO, TAV Airports Holding


  • Duygu Gözeler – Vice President, Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management


  • Ayşe İnan – International Project Manager, TEGV; Manager, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation


  • Yıldız Tuğba Kurtuluş Kara – Foreign Trade Specialist, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey


  • Dilek Karasoy – Finance Analyst, Intel Corporation


  • Gökberk Kızıltan – Term Analyst, Global Relations Forum


  • Elif Dilara Sezgin – Lawyer, Güner Law Firm


  • Harun Tepe – Assistant Manager at Capital Markets Division, Isbank


  • Memet Ünsal – Project Manager, InnoCampus


  • Saygın Ürel – Finance Manager, Shell Upstream Turkey