Our Advisory Board

The Center’s Advisory Board provides oversight and is composed of prominent academics, public figures, and business leaders. The Board meets annually and provides ongoing leadership and counsel regarding the Center’s activities.

Leon Amram '88BUS, industrialist, entrepreneur, investor

Tayfun Bayazıt '83BUS, Chairman of Bayazıt Consulting Services and Chairman of Marsh McLennan Companies, Turkey.

Jean Magnano Bollinger '72TC, P: '02LAW, '11SIPA, a practicing artist with an academic background in education; she received her master’s degree in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Hanzade Doğan '99BUS, Vice Chairwoman of Doğan Holding, one of Turkey’s leading conglomerates, Chairwoman of Doğan Online, Turkey’s leading internet and e-commerce enterprise and Aydın Doğan Foundation, Doğan Holding’s philanthropy arm.

Vuslat Doğan Sabancı '96SIPA, Board member Hürriyet Print & Digital Publishing, life time honorary Board Member of the International Press Institute, Founding Board Member of Endeavor Turkey

Ahmet Evin '66CC, '73GSAS, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Emeritus, Sabanci University and Senior Scholar, Istanbul Policy Center.

His Excellency Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, academic, diplomat, 9th Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Member of the Turkish Parliament and PACE.

Memduh Karakullukçu '00LAW, Vice-Chairman and President of Global Relations Forum, Managing Partner at Kroton Consulting

Muhtar Kent '12CC, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company. From 2009-2017, he served as the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

John Kluge Jr., Co-Founder, Alight Fund, Social Enterprise Visiting Fellow | Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Scholar-in-Residence| Lewis Institute for Social Innovation, Babson College, Author | Forbes | Charity And Philanthropy For Dummies

Ömer M. Koç '85CC, '88BUS, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding, and President of the Turkish Educational Foundation

Emre Kurttepeli '90SEAS, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mynet

Mustafa Say '84BUS, Founder, Access Turkey Capital Group

Agah Uğur P: '17CC, Group CEO, Borusan Holding

Tarık Yılmaz P: '17SEAS, Vice Chairman of Executive Committee, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals

Prof. Üstün Ergüder, Professor, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Kadir Has University and former Rector of Boğaziçi University

Korhan Kurdoğlu P: '91SIPA, President, Ata Holding