Columbia Global Centers | Turkey organized the third Istanbul trip / block week of Columbia Business School Executive MBA program which took place on May 7 to 11, when Professor Boğaçhan Çelen was in Istanbul with his 40 students. They visited two Turkish companies and attended several panels and seminars at Martı Hotel.
The Istanbul Center helped them with the participants, visits and meetings for their trip and hosted a reception on May 7 when Erinç Özada, a business school graduate and prominent businessman, gave a speech. Özada is one of the founders of the Istanbul Center and has given immense support during the foundation and programming of the Center. With his vast experience on investment in the United States, during his speech he elaborated on the fiscal landscape of Turkey in comparison with the U.S. He also shed light on his own personal background, with a special emphasis on his own entrepreneurial journey. This event also enabled the EMBA group to meet the Turkish alumni and business school graduates in Turkey.