Past Event

How will the COVID-19 pandemic impact the global economy, and specifically emerging markets and Turkey?

April 8, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a special virtual event with Tayfun Bayazıt, Chairman of Marsh McLennan Group, Turkey & Bayazıt Consulting Services, in conversation with Ipek Cem Taha, Director of Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul. Note that this event will be in English. Zoom Webinar Link: A recording of the event will be posted on our Youtube page.

Tayfun Bayazıt received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Columbia University, and then started his banking career at Citibank in 1983. He subsequently worked in executive positions including CEO and Chairman at Yapı Kredi, CEO at Interbank, Vice Chairman at Dogan Holding, CEO at Disbank, Chairman and CEO of Fortis Turkey, and Chairman of Fortis.

In 2011, Mr. Bayazıt set up his own firm, Bayazıt Consulting Services. He has also served as the Country Chairman for Marsh & McLennan companies in Turkey since 2012 and on the MLP Care and Coca Cola boards as an independent member. He has also served as Vice Chairman of TUSIAD (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association) and takes an active role in other non-governmental organizations such as the World Resources Institute, Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, and Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation.