Partners for a New Beginning

PNB Turkey Local Chapter

For a printable one page summary of the Turkey Local Chapter, please click here.


  • Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President of TOBB

Vice Chairs:

  • Melih Gezer, Manager, Corporate Affairs, Intel Turkey
  • Deniz Sungurlu, Program Manager, Cisco Turkey
  • Mustafa Boydak, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kayseri Chamber of Industry
  • Ayhan Zeytinoglu, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry & Member of the Board of Directors, TACCI
  • Aynur Bektas, President, TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Board
  • Galya Frayman Molinas, President, Turkey Business Unit of the Coca-Cola Company
  • Prof. Dr. Güven Sak, Director, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
  • Osman Gelis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sirnak CCI
  • Professor Dr. Mehmet Yavuz Çoskun, Rector Gaziantep University
  • Dr. Hasan Sert, President, All Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUMSIAD)
  • Cemal Akyel, Deputy General Manager, Microsoft Turkey
  • Mete Çakmakci, Secretary General, Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)
  • Guler Sabanci, Chair and Managing Director of the Board of Directors, Sabanci Holding
  • Umit Boyner, Chair of the Board of Directors, Turkish Industrialists & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD)
  • Ömer Cihad Vardan, President, Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (MÜSIAD)
  • Mehmet Ata Ceylan, Member of the Board of Directors, Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON)
  • Ali Sabanci, President, TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Board
  • Imam Altinbas, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Altinbas Holding
  • Kudret Önen, President, Defense Industry and Other Automotive Companies Group of Koc Holding & Chair, TOBB Automotive Industry Assembly
  • Turgut Gursoy, President, Informatic Industry Association (TUBISAD)
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Acar, Rector, Middle East Technical University (METU)
  • Sezai Hazir, President, Youth for HABITAT Association
  • Özcan Tahincioglu, Chair of the Board of the Directors, Endeavor Turkey 
  • Murat Yetkin, Journalist, Radikal National Daily Newspaper

Priority Projects of PNB Turkey

  • Allworld Turkey 25 (TOBB): Identifying and nurturing 25 promising entrepreneurs.
  • Networking in Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors (TOBB): Improving the investing climate in Turkey by supporting venture capital and angel investors.
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship through Universities (TOBB&INTEL): Strengthening and linking entrepreneurship clubs at Turkish and American universities.
  • Spark for Women (CISCO): Empowering women through IT education.
  • “Heritage As Bridge: Enriching Education, Sustaining Development” Project: Working to safeguard heritage sites throughout Turkey.