Dr. Argüden is the Founder and Chairman of ARGE Consulting. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild investment bank in Turkiye. His career spans the private sector, public sector, multinational institutions, NGOs, and academia. Dr. Argüden has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Bosphorus University, where he received both the Top Graduating Engineer Award and the President’s Prize for Student Leadership. He received his PhD in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate Institute with General Distinction. Dr. Argüden started his career at the R&D Center of the Koç Group (1978-80). He worked at the RAND Corporation as a Policy Analyst focusing on energy policy and human resources policies (1980-85). Later he joined the World Bank where, as a Senior Officer, he participated in more than 100 loan negotiations with more than 20 countries (1985-88).