Co-Talk VII was held with the distinguished member of our Advisory Board, Arda Batu on 27th of September and hosted by TÜRKONFED.
Co-Talks are designed to provide the team members with the opportunity for meeting distinguished intellectuals in person and discussing contemporary issues together.
Arda Batu completed his high school education at The Browning High School, he then studied Political Science and International Relations at Bosphorus University. He completed his internship at the European Parliament and attained his MA degree from Marmara University European Studies Institute. Arda Batu’s career began in 2004 at Yeditepe University’s Political Science & International Relations Department where he served as a research assistant. He transitioned to the corporate sector when he joined HB Consultancy Group in 2007 whilst continuing his affiliation with the university as a research assistant and lecturer. His keen interests in government relations and strategic communications led him to Istanbul-based regional corporate communications firm, StratejiCo. He joined Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation in June 2014 where he manages, promotes and advances the Confederation’s strategic interests.
Arda Batu serves on the executive board of Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), the advisory board of Co-opinion, the editorial board of Turkish Policy Quarterly and on the board of directors of TÜRKONFED as the Secretary-General.