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Institut du Bosphore (Paris)

Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası

Board Member

Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası is the President of the Bosphorus Institute (Paris – Istanbul). He is also the Honorary Chairman of the Brussels Energy Club in Brussels, a board member in several institutions and scientific members of Brussels University's Institute of European Studies. 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 were visiting researcher to Harvard, Georgetown and Jerusalem Universities. His academic work covered the areas of the EU’s decision-making system, the transatlantic relationship, and international economic relations.

He also served as a 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 the International Coordinator establishing and supervising representative offices and networks in Washington DC, Paris, Berlin, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley/San Francisco and Dubai/Gulf.  He served as Board member and CEO of TÜSİAD between 2016 and 2020 as well as a member of BusinessEurope's Executive Committee (The Confederation of European Business) in Brussels and delegate for Business@OECD and B20/Global Business Coalition.  

He regularly contributes as a speaker to international conferences, executive and academic seminars and media programs. Bahadır Kaleağası is author of several articles and books on international relations and European affairs. His latest books are “Youth’s Questions on Europe”, "The Planet G20" and “Changing World and Türkiye”.