Ozan Acar
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Head of Sectors and Entrepreneurship Department
Ozan Acar is the head of Sectors and Entrepreneurship Department of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. He coordinates the activities of 59 industry councils that have more than 2500 members comprising the most prominent private companies in Turkey and aim to contribute to sectoral policy making processes in the country. In addition to sectoral work, Acar also work on entrepreneurship ecosystem building through leading TOBB’s young and women entrepreneurship councils organized in 81 cities. Before joining TOBB, Acar was working at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey as the founding director of the competitiveness program. At this capacity he led various projects on industrial and technology policies. He was appointed as the rapporteur of the International Development Cooperation Ad-Hoc Commission for the Tenth Development Plan of Turkey’s Ministry of Development while he was at TEPAV. Ozan Acar has also extensive experience in international organizations including the World Bank, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Brookings Institution, and Harvard’s Center for International Development. Acar received his BA and MA degrees in economics from Bilkent University in Ankara. He also holds an MPA in international from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.