The world of business and economy is meeting on 27-30 April 2023 in Sapanca.
Under the theme of “policies and business strategies that will shape tomorrow for new generations
to be expelled with valuable business people, economists and people
We talk about the steps.
Hope you accompany this big meeting.
Last date of participation: 21 April 2023
For registration and information:
Phone: +90 538 948 9097
Minister of Treasury and Finance of the Republic of Turkey
PhD Nureddin NEBATİ
Nureddin Nebati was born in 1964 in Viranşehir, Şanlıurfa.
Mr. Nebati received his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University. He received his Master’s Degree in International Relations from Istanbul University. He completed his Ph.D. Degree in Political Science and Public Administration at Kocaeli University.
He served as a Board Member of the Istanbul Provincial Directorate and the Chairman of the Organization at the Justice and Development Party (AK Party). He was elected as a member of the Central Decision Making and Administrative Committee (MKYK) at the 4th Ordinary Congress of the AK Party. As a Central Executive Board (MYK) Member, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the AK Party in charge of Financial and Administrative Affairs. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament from Istanbul for the 24th, from Şanlıurfa for the 25th, and from Istanbul for the 26th Parliamentary Terms.
He served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Treasury and Finance. During his tenure as Deputy Minister, he met with representatives of the real sector and finance sector in many cities, especially in Istanbul, and held consultation meetings.
He was a member of the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MÜSİAD) Board of Directors and still a member of MÜSİAD’s High Advisory Board. He is a member of the Alumni Foundation and Association of the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University, the Society for Dissemination of Science, Ensar Foundation, Turkish Youth Foundation (TÜGVA), Önder Foundation, International Technological Economic and Social Studies Foundation (UTESAV), Turkish Language and Literature Association (TDED), BEK, İDD, İDV, and the Culture, Society, and Family (KÜLT) Foundation.
He is the Chairman of ÜTEV and the Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform, a member of the Scientific Board of the City Think Tank at Esenler Municipality.
He has studies titled From National Vision to Conservative Democracy, and the Dominant Party System and AK Party as Turkey’s First Dominant Party.
He performed studies on economic management, urbanism, identity, and Islamic Philosophy. He is married and has four children.
Former Prime Minister of Italy
Italian politician and leader of the Democratic Party (PD) from March 2021 to March 2023, Enrico Letta was dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris from 2015 to 2021 and he is the founder of the Scuola di Politiche in Italy.
He served as Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014, leading a grand coalition of centre-left and centre-right parties.
His whole career and thought have been shaped by a strong commitment to Europe.
He served as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts (January-April 2000, during the second D’Alema Government), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade (2000-2001, during the second Amato Government) and as Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister of the centre-left government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008.
Between 2001 and 2015 he was Member of the Italian Parliament, excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was Member of the European Parliament. He also served as deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party (PD) from 2009 to 2013.
From 1993 to May 2013 he managed the independent think tank Arel, founded by Beniamino Andreatta. He was also Vice Chairman of Aspen Institute Italia, President of the Italy-Spain Dialogue Forum, and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He is the President of the Jacques Delors Institute since 2016.
He was born in Pisa (Tuscany) and he spent the first years of his life in Strasbourg. He graduated in International Law at the University of Pisa and obtained a PhD in European Union Law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa.
He is the author of many books on international and economic affairs, with particular reference to EU enlargement, including: Euro sì - Morire per Maastricht (Laterza, 1997), Dialogo intorno all’Europa (with L. Caracciolo, Laterza, 2002), L’allargamento dell’Unione Europea (Il Mulino, 2003), L’Europa a Venticinque (Il Mulino, 2005), In questo momento sta nascendo un bambino (Rizzoli, 2007), Costruire una Cattedrale (Mondadori, 2009), L’Europa è finita? (with L. Caracciolo, ADD Editore 2010). And the Andare insieme, andare lontano (Mondadori, 2015), Contro Venti e Maree (Il Mulino 2017), Ho imparato (Il Mulino, 2019) and Anima e cacciavite. Per ricostruire l'Italia (Solferino, 2021).
Atış Group Companies CEO
Ahmet ATIŞ, was born in Bursa in 1985. ATIŞ started his education life in Bursa where he was born
and completed department of Business Administration at Uludağ University.
He started trading while he was still at high school, and after operating in the retail sector for a short
period, he made the first attempt of his commercial life with the textile company that he founded.
In 2005 Ahmet ATIŞ took a step in contruction bussiness. He had a great success in short time.
Within 17 years ATIŞ YAPI produced 84 qualified projects.
By 2021, ATIŞ YAPI completed corporate structures of ATIŞ GOUP Companies and till now operates in
the sectors as Retail, Tourism, Design, Media and Technology with many brands.
Ahmet ATIŞ, who’s married and father of three children; He continues his duty as the CEO of ATIŞ
Multinet Up Chief Executive Officer
Ali Emre Sever graduated from the Economics Department of Boğaziçi University. In 2005, he
joined the international consulting and audit firm Ernst & Young, and continued until 2013 as
Senior Audit Manager. Then, he held the position of Director of Financial Control for the
Middle East and Turkey zone at Türk Philips. In 2015, he became Group Director of Financial
Affairs at Mobiliz, a technology company working in the traceability systems. As of March
2020, he became Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Mobiliz.
Since April 2022, Ali Emre Sever has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Multinet
Esas Holding Chairperson
Ali Sabancı is the chairperson of Pegasus Airlines and vice chairperson of Mars Sportif which are part of the Esas Private Equity portfolio. He also serves on the board of Esas Properties.
Ali is one of the co-founders of Esas Social, which was established to facilitate sustainable social investment. He focuses on increasing awareness of entrepreneurship in Turkey. As the president of the Young Entrepreneurs Board in the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), he has led successful projects including Angel Investing Legislation, Global Entrepreneurship Congress, G3 Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Week and TIM Innovation Week - Born Global. He is also an angel investor in more than 25 start-up companies.
Ali is a member of the Turkish American Business Association and the Turkish Family Business Association. In 2018 he was awarded the Légion d'Honneur by the French government for his contributions to economic relations between Turkey and France.
Ali Sabancı earned his M.B.A. degree with a major in International Finance from Columbia Business School and B.A. degree in Politics and Economics from Tufts University.
Yıldız Holding Chair of the Board
Ali Ülker was born in 1969 and educated in the Business Administration Department of the
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He has
also attended various programs at IMD and Harvard. He worked in the Internal Kaizen
Projects at De Boccard & Yorke Consultancy (1992) and on IESC Sales System Development
and Internal Organization Projects (1997).
Mr Ülker joined the group in 1985 as an intern in the Quality Control Department of Ülker
Gıda. From 1986 to 1998 he worked at chocolate production facilities and at Atlas Gıda
Pazarlama in positions including Sales Manager, Sales Coordinator, Product Group
Coordinator, and Product Group Director.
In 1998 Mr Ülker became General Director of Atlas Gıda Pazarlama, and in 2001 became the
General Director of Merkez Gıda Pazarlama. In 2002, he rose to Vice Chairman of the Food
Group and in 2005 Chairman of the Group. After worked as Vice Chairman of the Yıldız
Holding Board of Directors for nine years, as of January 29, 2020 Ali Ülker became the Chair
of Yıldız Holding.
Ali Ülker is married with three children. He enjoys fishing, cinema and literature, as well as
playing basketball and billiards.
Bank of America Turkey Country Executive
Banu Basar is the Country Executive for Turkey since January 2016 and was previously the Co-Head
of EEMEA Equity Sales & Head of Turkey Equities. She has the oversight of serving the top corporate
and institutional clients in investment banking, corporate banking/lending, global transaction
services as well as fixed income and equity markets businesses.
Banu joined Bank of America in July 2010 as a Managing Director, Head of Turkey Equities, based in
our Istanbul office. Prior to that, she worked at EFG Istanbul Securities, as a Partner, overseeing the
Equity business between 2001 and 2010. Prior to these appointments, she worked as a consultant at
Bain Cuneo e Associati (Bain & Co Strategic Consulting), Managing Director of Equities at Iktisat
Securities, both in Istanbul and as an Investment Banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York.
Banu graduated from Babson College in Boston with a BS with honors in Finance/Investments and
Banu is an active member of Bank of America EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Council for Emerging
Markets and mentoring women. She is also member of the Women Leadership Committee. She is a
member and contributor to Ashoka Support Network in Turkey, helping build a community of change
leaders for the good of society. She serves as Board Member at The Turkish American Society and a
member of TUSIAD, Turkish Industry and Business Association.
Doğan Holding Chairwoman
Begüm Doğan Faralyalı received her bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from London School of Economics (UK) and earned her MBA degree from Stanford University (USA).
She started her professional career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen NY office and moved to London Office of Monitor Group, where she worked as a consultant for restructuring European media and technology companies.
From 2004, she hold different positions at Doğan Media Group. Starting from 2007, she led the start- up process of Kanal D Romania, a national entertainment channel in Romanian which later became one of the top three channels in Romania. She became the CEO of Star TV in 2009 and became the president of Doğan TV Holding that contained two national entertainment channels, a news channel, radios, and a production company.
Begüm Doğan Faralyalı became the chairwoman of Doğan Holding in January 2012, which is a publicly traded company with a group of companies in electricity generation, petroleum products retail, industry & trade, automotive trade & marketing, finance & investment, internet & entertainment and real estate investment. Faralyalı also the president of Doğan Yayınları, Sesa Production, Sesa Packaging and Karel.
She is on the advisory board of Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She is the founder and active spokesperson of the “Common Values Movement” in Turkey and a voluntary ambassador for a “Values Driven Society”. She is also a board member of the trustees of World Wild Fund (WWF); the dream partner of Young Guru Academy (YGA), a non-profit organization working with young social entrepreneurs, and a member of the advisory board of UNDP İstanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development.
Galata Wind Executive Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
Executive Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
He has graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration in
1998 and later completed his MBA program at Virginia Tech University in 2002.
He then obtained a PhD in Business Administration and Finance at Işık
University. Following his graduation, Mr. Kuyan worked as Private Portfolio
Manager at Finans Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. He joined Doğan Group in 2005
as Assistant Specialist in Strategical Planning and Business Development. Along
with the Group's investments in the energy field, he was appointed as the Energy
Director of Doğan Holding in 2012. Kuyan, who was Chairman of the Board of
Directors and Executive Director of Galata Wind since 2014, has also served as
the General Manager of the Company since 2017. Still serving as the Executive
Board Member and the CEO of Galata Wind as well as Head of all energy
investments and operations of the Doğan Group, Kuyan is also a Board Member
to Energy Trading Association (ETD), Solar Energy Investors Association
(GUYAD) and Electricity Generators Association (EÜD).
Burak Kuyan is married and has one child.
African Development Bank, Africa Investment Forum Director
Chinelo Anohu runs the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the
preeminent investment platform on the continent. A flagship
initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in concert
with key founding partners, the AIF is charged with enhancing
the quality of deals, raising capital, and accelerating financial
closure of impactful transactions in critical sectors of Africa.
Prior to joining the AfDB, Chinelo served as Director-General of
Nigeria’s National Pension Commission where she had played a
pivotal role in reforming the Pension system and mobilizing
domestic resources with the introduction of the Contributory
With its unique transactional focus, Chinelo led the AIF double
boardrooms within a calendar year, the virtual boardrooms in
March, and the physical boardrooms in November 2022,
showcasing 92 projects with a total deal value of $102 Billion
generated across 24 countries on the continent, and cutting
across critical sectors such as Infrastructure, manufacturing,
creative industry, with a focus on Women led projects.
Chinelo obtained an LLB from the University of Nigeria, a B.L
from the Nigerian Law School and an LLM in
Telecommunications and Computer Law from the London
School of Economics. She has undergone Executive Education at
the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University;
Colombia Business School and the INSEAD Business School
She executed the first ever World Pension Summit Africa, held
in Abuja for three years in a row, convening global financial
experts to deliberate on the opportunities in the African
pension industry and was named one of New African magazine
Most Influential Africans in 2014 and 2022. She is a member of
the London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Group and sits on
the International Advisory Board, Edinburgh Business School,
Scotland. Only recently, she was appointed as a member of
United States EXIM Advisory Committee Council on Advancing
Women in Business. These fifteen global women leaders were
tasked with the responsibility of providing support to U.S.
EXIM´s gender equity goals.
Citi Turkey CEO, Board Member
Emre Karter is the CEO and Board Member of Citi Turkey.
Prior to his current role, he was the Treasury and Trade Solutions Cluster Head for Middle East, North
Africa, based in Dubai, UAE. In this role, Emre Karter was responsible for driving Citi’s market-leading
Treasury and Trade Solutions. In addition to his responsibilities, he was also Governance Head for Citi's
Non-Presence Countries (NPC) in Central Asia and Transcaucasia.
Emre Karter’s other previous experience include; managing the Transaction Services business for Russia,
CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey; and several Sales & Coverage roles, where he led origination
and execution activities Citi's Multinational, Financial Institutions client segments, based in Turkey.
Emre joined Citi in Turkey in 1996 and held various positions in Corporate Bank as a Banker, followed by
an assignment in Brussels coordinating the multinational (GSG) franchise across Central and Eastern
Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Before joining Citi, Emre worked at Coca-Cola in Turkey and Prudential Securities in the United States.
Emre holds a B.Sc. in Management from Bilkent University and a M.Sc. in International Business and
Finance from New Hampshire College. He is a Board Member for Citi Islamic Investment Bank E.C in
Bahrain - (CIIB).
Emre Kenci, who graduated from Bilkent University's Computer Engineering Department in 2008,
worked at Microsoft as a senior engineer before becoming a partner and CTO at BtcTurk and
BTCTrader. While continuing his duties as CTO at Papara, where he has been a partner and member
of the board since 2016, he has been actively involved in the development of new products. Emre
Kenci has served as Papara's CEO since April 2022.
The World of Business and Economics Meets in Sapanca on 27-30 April 2023