Board of Directors

Chair
Semahat Arsel
Deputy Chairman
Rahmi M. Koç
Member
Ömer M. Koç
Member
Ali Y. Koç
Member
İpek Kıraç
Member
Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder
Member
Prof. Dr. Celal Erkut
Member
Adnan Bali
Member
Temel Atay
Member
Levent Çakıroğlu

Executive Committee

Member of the Board of Directors
Koç Holding A.Ş.

Semahat Arsel
Member
Temel Atay
Member
Levent Çakıroğlu

Professional Management

President
Erdal Yıldırım
Assistant General Manager
Selçuk Bilgin

Consultants

Consultant
Nevzat Tüfekçioğlu
Consultant
Tamer Şahinbaş
Consultant
Melih Fereli
Consultant
Mesrure Tekay
Consultant
Kayhan Dörtlük

Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder

Eğitim Reformu Girişimi Direktörü

Education
Ph.D., 1969, Syracuse University, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,
Department of Political Science, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.
B.A. (Admin.), 1961, University of Manchester, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies,
Manchester, England.
Lise (High School) Diploma with a specialization in Natural Sciences, 1957, Robert College,
Istanbul, Turkey.

Recent Positions Held
Founder and Director, Education Reform Initiative, an education reform advocacy project funded by 17 different Turkish foundations and located at Sabancı University (February 2003-present).
Founder Director, Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University (2001-June 2010).
Professor Emeritus, Sabancı University since June 2010.

Academic Responsibilities
Teaching and Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University, 1961 – 1962.
Faculty, Boğazici University, 1969-2000.
Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Social Research of Michigan University, 1974-1975.
Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at State University of New York at Binghamton, 1983-1984.
Visiting Faculty at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse
University, Spring and Fall 1984.

Administrative Responsibilities At Boğaziçi University
Rector, Boğazici University, 1992-2000.
Chair, Department of Political Science and International Relations, 1989-1992.
Director, School of Foreign Languages 1978-1981 and 1986-1989.
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, 1982-1983.
Director, Institute for Applied Research of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, 1979-1981.

Membership in Organizations
Magna Charta Observatory of Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy in Higher Education, Bologna, Italy, Council Member 2004-2009; President 2009-2013.
Member, Board of Trustees of Özyeğin University, (2007-present)
Member of the Executive Board, Turkish Radio and Television Network (TRT), (1996-2000).
Member, Board of Governors, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, (1996-2004).
Founder and the Member of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies
Foundation (TESEV), (1994 – present).
President, the Turkish Third Sector Foundation, (April 2001-present).
Member, Board of Trustees of Koc University, (2000-2001).
Member of the Executive Board of Vehbi Koc Foundation, 1997-present.
Member of the Institutional Quality Evaluation Group of the European University Association, (1997-2010).
Member, Board of Trustees of Robert College, (1995-present).
Member, Governing Board of the European Foundation Centre, (2001-2011).
President, Boğazici University Alumni Association, (1987-1991).

SELECTED LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

“Neden Yeni Bir Yüksek Öğretim Vizyonu?” (A New Vision for Higher Education in Turkey). A report prepared with Mehmet Şahin, Tosun Terzioğlu and Öktem Vardar (Istanbul Policy Center, 2009).

“Institutions’ Policies, Visions, Missions and Aims; Policies of Institutional Governance: Institutional Evaluation Programme Evaluation and Boğazici University,” in Essays on Supportive Peer Review. Alberto Amaral, Airi Rovio-Johansson, Maria Joao Rose, Don Westerheijden (der). (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2008).

Higher Education in Turkey: Institutional Autonomy and Responsibility in a Modernising Society. A book prepared with Kemal Gürüz for Magna Charta Observatory Case Studies.
(Bologna: Bononia University Pres, 2008).

“Politics of Higher Education in Turkey: How the System Fails to Produce Reform?” in Prof. Dr.Ergun Ozbudun’a Armağan: Siyaset Bilimi Cilt 1. (First of two volumes on Political Science dedicated to Prof. Ergun Ozbudun) Serap Yazıcı, Kemal Gozler, Fuat Keyman (eds).
(Ankara: Yetkin, 2008).

“The Turkish Party System and the Future of Turkish Democracy,” in Ciğdem Balım et.al. (eds.) Turkey: Political, Social and Economic Challenges in the 1990s (Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1995).

"Liberalism and the Motherland Party”, İlber Ortaylı (ed.), Liberal Elements in the Programmes of Turkish Political Parties: Economic Policy and Industrialization, Turkiye - Esnaf Sanatkar ve Küçük Sanayi Arastırma Enstitusu Publication No:3 (Ankara: Mart 1992).

Türk Toplumunun Değerleri, Türk Sanayicileri ve İşadamları Derneği Türkiye Sosyo-Ekonomik Değerler Anketi'nin Sonuçları ve Değerlendirilmesi (Turkish Values: Evaluation of a Socio-Economic Survey Study), Publication No: TÜSİAD-T/91,6.145, (Istanbul: September 1991) with Yılmaz Esmer and Ersin Kalaycıoğlu.

"The Motherland Party, 1983-1989,"in Metin Heper ve Jacob M. Landau (eds.), Political
Parties and Democracy in Turkey, (London: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1991).

"Agriculture: The Forgotten Sector," in Metin Heper (ed.), Strong State and Economic Interest Groups: The Post-1980 Turkish Experience, (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1991).

"Coalition Governments and Political Stability: Turkey and Italy," Il Politico. LV:4 (1990).

"Patterns of Authority," in Metin Heper (ed.), Local Government in Turkey, (London:
Routledge, 1989).

"The 1983 General Elections in Turkey: Continuity or Change in Voting Patterns," Metin Heper ve Ahmet Evin (eds.), State, Democarcy and the Military: Turkey in the 1980s (Berlin: Walterde Gruyter, 1988), with Richard I. Hofferbert.

"Decentralization of Local Government and Turkish Political Culture," Metin Heper (ed.), Democracy and Local Government: Istanbul in the 1980s (Walkington, England: Eothen Press, 1987).

"Restoration of Democracy in Turkey? Political Reforms and the Elections of 1983" Linda L. Layne (der.), Elections in the Middle East: Implications of Recent Trends (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1987), with Richard I. Hofferbert.

"The Penetrability of Policy Systems in a Developing Context," Journal of Public Policy, Vol.
5:1 (1985) (pp.87-105). With Richard I. Hofferbert.

"Democracy in Turkey: Achievements and Prospects", Metin Heper (der.) Turkey: Past Development and Future Prospects (Ankara: Kaya Matbaacılık, 1983).

"Changing Patterns of Electoral Behavior in Turkey," Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Dergisi, Cild 8-9,
(1980-1981).

Seçim Sistemleri ve Türk Demokrasisi (Electoral Systems and Turkish Democracy, (Istanbul:
Boğazici Universitesi, 1981).

Türkiye'de Tarım Fiyat Destek Siyasası ve Siyaset (Politics and Agricultural Price Support Policy in Turkey), (Istanbul: Boğazici Universitesi, 1981).

"Politics of Agricultural Price Policy in Turkey", Ergun Ozbudun ve Aydın Ulusan (eds.), The Political Economy of Income Distribution in Turkey, (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1981).

"Internal Migration, Politics and Integration: Turkey" Helene Anne B. Rivlin ve Katherine Helmer (eds.), The Changing Middle Eastern City (Binghamton, New York: State University of New York, 1980).