Chairman, Global Resources Partnership, UK
Executive Director, Trinus Impact Capital Limited, Ireland
President, The Bosphorus Energy Club, Istanbul, and London Energy Club, UK
Board Member, Genel Energy plc, London, and Sisecam Group, Istanbul
Chief Advisor, HuanBohai Energy Trading Corporation, Dalian, China
Special Envoy for The International Energy Charter, Brussels
An internationally recognized authority on infrastructure, energy, geopolitics finance, and investment, Mehmet has built significant knowledge, experience and network with particular geographic focus on Europe, Turkey, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and China. Based in London, Paris, and Istanbul, his professional career over the past 35 years has included high-level government, international organisation, business, and public diplomacy engagements.
Currently, Mehmet chairs Global Resources Partnership, a UK strategic advisory group, sits on the boards of Genel Energy plc and Sisecam Group, and serves as Special Envoy of The International Energy Charter for MENA Region, and Chair of The Bosphorus Energy Club and The London Energy Club, exclusive gatherings of the senior executives and leaders in finance, energy and politics across the world.
He has recently joined Trinus Impact Capital Limited as Executive Director and China’s major commodity trading platform, HuanBohai Energy Trading Corporation, as Chief Advisor.
From 1982 to 2005, he was advisor to the prime minister, career diplomat in Ankara, Beijing, worked for International Energy Agency and OECD in Paris. As Director of BG Group (now part of Shell) he opened the way for BG’s entry into China, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Oman, and Brazil for exploration, power generation and refineries, and managed the dispute settlement with Kazakhstan and Algeria, 2005-2011.
He served on the advisory boards of multinational energy, high-tech, train, security, communications and financial services companies.He served as Chairman, International Advisory Board for Invensys plc, a FTSE 100 technology company, and helped win several high-profile contracts including four nuclear power plants in China, Jeddah-Mecca railway signalization, Marmaray automation and safety project and Kazakhstan’s Kashagan pipeline project. He worked as an independent board member of Yasar Holding Group (major food and beverage conglomerate) for three years and senior advisor to the Saudi Crown Investment Holding.
He speaks Turkish, English, French and conversational Chinese mandarin. He has taught as occasional lecturer on energy, investment and geopolitic at London School of Economics, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Koc University.
His key strengths and potential contributions
He is fluent in Turkish, English, French, and Mandarin (conversational). An effective user of social media. He holds Turkish and French citizenship, and is UK permanent resident and US Green Card holder.
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Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi’nin 1983 yılı mezunudur. Eğitimine İngiliz “Central Office of Information”da “halkla ilişkiler” ve “kamu enformasyon teknikleri” üzerine çalışmış ve London School of Economics (LSE) vce Bruges’daki College d’Europe’da yüksek lisans yapmıştır.
Halen zaman zaman LSE, Reading, Dundee, Nazarbayev, Harvard, Tsinghua Üniversiteleri, Azerbaycan Diplomatik Akademisi ve Harvard’ta “Enerji Jeopolitiği”, “Rekabet Gücü” ve “Kalkınma İçin Yatırım” konularında, konuk öğretim görevlisi olarak ders vermektedir.
Yurt dışında onlarca yayında yayımlanan makale ve araştırma raporunun yanısıra Türkiye’de “Yeni Ekonomik Süpergüç Çin ve Türkiye”(TÜSİAD, 1994), “Yükselen Asya” (İmge, 1996), “Geleceğimiz Asya’da mı?” (Milliyet, 1998), “2023 Ekonomik ve Ticari Diplomasi Stratejisine Doğru” (TÜSİAD, 1998), “Bir 2023 Türkiye Rüyası” (Creative, 2005), “2023 Türkiye Yol Haritası” (2007) ve “2023 Türkiye Vizyonu: Hayaller ve Gerçekler” (2010), “Yeni Büyük Oyun: Neresindeyiz, Nereye Gidiyoruz?” (Doğan Kitap, 2017), “The New Geopolitical and Economic Journey: Turkey’s Next Ten Years” (Bilgesam, 2018) kitapları yayımlanmıştır. “The Life is a Journey: Traveler Diplomat” adlı kitabının da halen yayın hazırlıkları sürmektedir.