Startup Grind Hosts Bülent Eczacıbaşı

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 3:00 – 6:00 PM UTC

Eczacıbaşı Holding Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı began his professional career in 1974, andheld various positions in Eczacıbaşı Group companies. He also served in the managementof a number of prominent business associations, including TÜSİAD, the Turkish Industryand Business Association, where he was Chairman of the Board (1991-1993)

In-person event

About this event

Event Agenda: Kolektif House Maslak

18:00 - 19:00 - Networking&Food

19:00 - 20:00 - Fireside Chat with Bülent Eczacıbaşı

20:00 - 21:00 - Networking

Eczacıbaşı Holding Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı began his professional career in 1974, and held various positions in Eczacıbaşı Group companies. He also served in the management of a number of prominent business associations, including TÜSİAD, the Turkish Industryand Business Association, where he was Chairman of the Board (1991-1993) and Chairman of the High Advisory Council (1997-2001); and the Turkish Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers’Association (İEİS), where he was Chairman of the Board (2000-2008). Bülent Eczacıbaşı continues to serve both TÜSİAD and İEİS as Honorary Chairman. He is also an Honorary Member of both the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) and Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED), and a member of the High Advisory Council of the Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ESİAD).

Bülent Eczacıbaşı is also on the boards of various civic organizations. He is Chairman of theBoard of Trustees of the Istanbul Modern Art Foundation, Chairman of the Board ofDirectors of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), and a member of the High Advisory Board of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), which hepreviously served as the Founding Chairman (1993-1997).

Bülent Eczacıbaşı graduated from the Department of Chemistry of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, and obtained his master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received French and Italian awards of merit, respectively the “Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Légiond'Honneur” and “Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia”. He is the author of “İşimGücüm Budur Benim” (That’s My Job), a book about his experiences in business and thenew roles and responsibilities of business leaders, published in 2018.


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Speaker

  • Bülent Eczacıbaşı

    Eczacıbaşı Holding

    Chairman

Agenda

3:00 PMNetworking and Food
4:00 PMFireside Chat with Bülent Eczacıbaşı
5:00 PMNetworking

Hosts

  • Can Kagitcibasi

    Startup Grind Istanbul

    Director

  • Enis Erdem Yurdatapan

    Startup Grind Istanbul

    Community Manager

Organizers

  • MERT GUCLUER

    Chapter Director

  • Ahmad Fahim Didar

    Startup Grind

    Community Manager