Dr. Yulek is a professor of economics at Istanbul Commerce University. He has held high level executive responsibilities in financial institutions including CEO, director and chairman in financial and non-financial institutions. He is also a partner at PGlobal Global Advisory and Training Services Ltd, an Ankara based international advisory company. He has project, corporate finance and economic development experience in various countries in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia with tenures at institutions including the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Development Bank and the Turkish Prime Ministry.
He has taught at Georgetown and Yale Universities. Previously, he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at THK University in Turkey. In the recent years, he has re-focused on industrial policy, economic planning and development based public procurement. The latter is a subject he is developing along with colleagues in Turkey, USA and Europe and involves suitable design of public procurement policies aiming at increasing the industrial capabilities and technological level in developing economies. He authored a number of books and articles in economics, development and finance. His most recent edited books on these subjects has been published by Springer, New York.
He also writes columns at newspapers and financial journals and is a frequent speaker at various for a organized by institutions such as Global Economic Symposium, Yale University, Duke University, Prime Ministry of Turkey, COMCEC, Economic Cooperation Organization, Dubai Economic Council, CFO Forum-Vienna, The Economist Round Table, Wirtschaftsrat, Ewha Women’s University, Korean Institute for International Economic Policy. He is actively involved in the organization of Istanbul Finance Summit and Sarajevo Business Forum. He sits in the advisory boards of various other national and international institutions, platforms and academic journals.
He holds an MBA degree from Yale University, Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Bilkent University, an MSM (Management) degree from Boston University and a B.Sc. degree from Bogazici University.
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