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Zeynep Dereli

Zeynep DERELİ//APCO Worldwide Zeynep Dereli, Executive Director of APCO Worldwide’s London office and Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Istanbul office, is an accomplished and respected leader in Turkish business, media and politics. Most recently, Ms. Dereli was director of the Atlantic Council’s Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum. She also produced and presented a weekly foreign policy program, “Leaders and Decisions,” on the Turkish nationwide television news channel SKY Turkey and CNBC-e. Currently, Ms. Dereli serves as vice president of the Turkish American Business Association, which is an official representative of the United States Chamber of Commerce in Turkey; vice president of the Turkish Ethical Values Foundation; an advisory council member at SOAS/London Middle East Institute; a member of the board of directors of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry; a senior advisory board member of the British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey; a senior research fellow at the Foreign Policy Center, a UK-based independent foreign affairs think tank; and is a founding member of Endeavor Turkey. In 2012, she was named one of the “Young Society Leaders” by the American Turkish Society. Ms. Dereli holds a master’s degree in development economics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from Princeton University, with a certificate in Near Eastern studies.