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Dr Bahadir Kaleağası

Honorary Chairman

Dr Bahadir Kaleağası is the President of the Bosphorus Institute (Paris-Istanbul) and lecturer at the Galatasaray University on the international economic relations, sustainable development, and the European integration. He is also Brussels Energy Club's Honorary Chairman, 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, Argüden Governance Academy, Global Relations Forum, Kalangos Foundation, 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 Business Europe's Executive Committee (The Confederation of European Business) in Brussels and delegate for Business@OECD and B20/Global Business Coalition.


He regularly contributes as speaker to international conferences, executive and academic seminars and media programs on the global trends, international/intercultural relations, business and investment strategy and the SDGs (sustainable development goals). Bahadir Kaleagasi is author of several articles and books on the international relations and European affairs. His latest books are “Turkish Star in the European Galaxy”, “Youth’s Questions on Europe”, "The Planet G20" and “Changing World and Turkey”.

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