Advisory Board


The Turkish-German Innovation Summit was pioneered by the Global Success Club as a way to bring the executives of innovative German and Turkish manufacturing businesses together with the goal of fostering cross-border R&D investments. To help ensure that participants got the most out of this summit, we assembled an advisory board comprised of government organizations, research organizations, and business associations based in Turkey or Germany. We are extremely grateful for their commitment to the success of this event and for the invaluable advice that they provided.


You can learn more about these organizations in our blog.


Advisory Board


Hakan Karataş,

Director, Directorate for International Cooperation, TÜBITAK – The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Prof. h.c. Dr. Joachim U. Knebel,

Chief Science Officer, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)

Suat Bakir,

Secretary-General of TD-IHK (Turkish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce). 

İsmail Öztürk,

Deputy Secretary General, Eskisehir Chamber of Industry (ECI)

Hakan Çoban,

Assistant Manager, Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO)

Arda Genҫ,

Head of R&D and Strategic Research Department, Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (ETO)

Dr. Alper Altan,

Business Development and R&D Manager, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO)

Dr. Müh. Mustafa Uysal,

Member of the Board, TOSYÖV

Dr. Christian Garbe,

Managing Director, FIZ Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center