Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası

President of the Paris Bosphorus Institute

Dr Bahadir Kaleagasi is President of the Paris Bosphorus Institute and lecturer at the
Galatasaray University in Istanbul on the international economic relations, sustainable
development, and the European integration. He is also Brussels Energy Club’s Honorary
President, scientific member of the Brussels University’s Institute of European Studies and
board or advisory member in several institutions, including the ECFR-European Council on
Foreign Relations, The Atlantic Council, Global Relations Forum, Argüden Governance
Academy, Yanindayiz/HeForShe, Women on Board Association, Forum Istanbul, Berlin
Bosphorus Initiative…
Graduate of Brussels and Istanbul Universities, he was a researcher and lecturer in the Center
for International & Strategic Studies and the Institute for European Studies of the University of
Brussels, rapporteur for projects of the European Commission’s Forward Studies Unit and the
intergovernmental conferences which prepared the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and was visiting
researcher to Harvard, Georgetown, and Jerusalem Universities. His academic work covered
the areas of the EU’s decision-making system, transatlantic relationship, and the international
economic relations.
He also served as counselor for various public and private institutions before joining TÜSİAD
(Turkish Industry & Business Association) in 1995 as EU Representative in Brussels and by
2007 as International Coordinator establishing and supervising representative offices and
networks in Washington DC, Paris, Berlin, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley/San
Francisco, and Dubai/Gulf.  Between 2016 and 2020 he served as Board Member and CEO of
TÜSİAD as well as member of BusinessEurope’s Executive Committee (The Confederation of
European Business) in Brussels and delegate for Business at OECD, Global Business Coalition
and B20/G20.
He regularly contributes as speaker to international conferences, executive and academic
seminars and media programs on the global strategies, international relations, business and
investment strategy, the SDGs (sustainable development goals) and ESG (environmental,
social and corporate governance).
Bahadir Kaleagasi is author of several articles and books on the international relations and
European affairs. His latest books are “Youth’s Questions on Europe”, “The Planet G20” and
“Changing World and Turkey”.