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BEC Young Leader in Energy
“Inspiring The Young Leaders For Future Energy Roles”

9 December 2015, Wednesday, 08:30 am to 21:30 pm

Hosted by Kadir Has University

Golden Horn, İstanbul

(at Kadir Has Caddesi,  No:1, Cibali, Fatih, İstanbul)

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“][vc_column_text]There is a growing gap in the quality of the energy sector’s executive leadership in governments, civil society groups, financial institutions and corporations.

The Bosphorus Energy Club is launching a “Young Leaders in Energy” initiative on 09 December 2015 in Istanbul in response to strong demand from young professionals, with less than 5 years of experience, and post-graduates, who aspire to advancing careers in energy, investment and geopolitics.

PwC Turkey provides a strong support in the preparations and awards. Kadir Has University has generously offered to host the launch event at its campus. Our members support its organisation and follow-up actions to emerge.

The Club is an informal, discreet and peer-to-peer channel of dialogue and partnership for executive leaders of energy in government, business, finance and international organisations across our region covering Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Gulf, South Asia and Southeast Europe. It provides an exclusive platform to consider energy, infrastructure and investment needs, share strategic knowledge, power network among the partners, develop innovative solutions, and help reduce geopolitical tensions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”


“][vc_column_text]Given that there are hundreds of potential candidates who wish to attend the Club’s “Young Leaders in Energy” programme, we want to select 100 potential young leaders on the basis of a two-page motivation letter in English that sets out:

❖ Who you are and why do you think we should select you;

❖ What issues and actions do you think we should focus on in this launch meeting;

❖ How you and other young people can contribute to this meeting and follow-up

The letter should be addressed to ece.kahraman@tr.pwc.com, with a copy to m.ogutcu@bosphorusenergyclub.org no later than 25 November 2015.
Please include your full contact details and check the Club’s website for updates: www.bosphorusenergyclub.org

Please share this announcement with the members of your group and other clubs at your university, organisation and company, which may be interested in participation.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Members of the International Selection Jury :

  • Adnan Vatansever
  • Ahmet Evin
  • Aslı Bingol
  • Coşkun Baban
  • Erhan Erdem
  • Fabio Marchetti
  • Fatih Alpay
  • Hakan Ateş
  • Haydar Çolakoğlu
  • Ian Walker
  • Iozsef Toth
  • İbrahim Arınç
  • Kanat Emiroğlu
  • Kenan Yavuz
  • Matthew Bryza

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Members of the Selection Jury :

  • Mehmet Öğütçü
  • Merve Erdil
  • Michael Ancram
  • Murat Çolakoğlu
  • Murat Yazıcı
  • Ömer Faruk Özgül
  • Özgür Eroğlu
  • Patrick Target
  • Saban Kardaş
  • Sefa Aytekin
  • Umut Kolcuoğlu
  • Volkan Ediger
  • Xiaojie Xu
  • Yelda Güven

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“][vc_column_text]We also encourage interested participants to take part in the awards competition for the top five best essays/projects on the basis of 3-page essay (ece.kahraman@tr.pwc.com, with a copy to m.ogutcu@bosphorusenergyclub.org) on one of the following three questions:

❖ If you have a $5 million capital made available to you, how, where and why would you spend it to set up a new energy business? Please prepare a sound business statement, acceptable to financiers, and plan for consideration by the jury.

❖ What is the most burning and urgent single energy challenge in today’s world and how do you think governments and businesses should effectively address them?

❖ Would geopolitical confrontation or international/regional collaboration prevail in future cross-border energy and infrastructure projects?[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”


“][vc_column_text]The programme aims at:

❖ Contributing towards efforts to enhance the quality of the energy sector’s executive leadership,

❖ Inspiring new generational leaders with successful role models from around the world and connect them with industry professionals and leaders,

❖ Encouraging participation and networking by young members through the Club’s sessions and convening power,

❖ Mentoring young executives and graduates for participation and leadership in governmental, corporate and civil society organisations,

❖ Identifying future areas of work reflecting commonly shared interests and priorities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”


“][vc_column_text]❖ Address major game-changers and dynamics in global, regional and national energy markets in which young leaders will have to find possible roles and operate,

❖ Make available success stories of the “gurus”, well versed in energy, finance and geopolitics, with a view to sharing experiences, providing guidance and forecasting future prospects,

❖ Let career advisors, head-hunters and recruitment agencies inspire young professionals and graduates on what awaits them and how to seize the opportunities, and

❖ Encourage young leaders in energy to pursue some follow-up activities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”



Programme at a glance


Registration and coffee



Welcoming remarks by Mustafa Aydın, Rector, Kadir Has University



Keynote Message: “Why should we invest from today in the future leaders of the energy sector?”, Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club



“How have I become who I am today in the world of energy, investment, and geopolitics: Lessons to share”, Sheikh Mohammed A. Althani, former Minister of Economy and Trade, Qatar



Personal reflections on Youth, Energy, Connectivity, and Success” Kenan Yavuz, CEO, Socar, and Hakan Ateş, CEO, Denizbank


“The sustainability and geopolitical dimension of energy business: How do we deal with it?”, Murat Özçelik, Deputy Chairman, Republican People’s Party and former Ambassador, and David A. Merkel, former U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of State and Director at National Security Council



“What does it mean being an energy minister: difficulties, privileges and legacy?”, Mehmet Hilmi Güler, Former Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey


10.35 -11:00

Coffee Break



“No Easy Recipe For Success In The Energy World: How Have I Done It?”
Keynote Message to Young Leaders: Mustafa Akıncı, President, TRNC
  • Ahmet Eren, Chairman, Eren Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
  • Javad Amin-Mansour, Director, Trade and Energy Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Patrick Target, Director, Chevron
  • Ömer Faruk Özgül, Chairman, Özgül Holding
  • Yannos Papantoniou, Former Minister of Finance and Economy, Greece
  • Rüya Bayegan, Board Member, Bayegan Group
  • Murat Çolakoğlu, Partner, Energy, Utilities and Mining Industry Leader, PwC Turkey
  • Kanat Emiroğlu, Chairman, Naturelgaz
  • Balázs Hendrich, Consul General of Hungary, İstanbul Q/A with speakers and select young professionals/post-graduates


13.00 -14:00

Light Lunch



The roundtable of “What Are The Real Needs For Young Professionals in the Energy Sector?”, introduced by Anita Hoffmann, Managing Director, Executiva, and Murat Yeşildere, Partner, EgonZehnder
  • Mutlu Gül, President, TPDD
  • Haydar Çolakoğlu, Chairman, Ege Gaz
  • İlhami Koç, Chairman, İş Yatırım
  • Stephen Jones, Partner, Global Resources Communications Advisory
  • Fatih Alpay, President, Arar Petroleum
  • Javad Amin-Mansour, Director, Trade and Energy Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Kirill Zenin, Local Partner, White & Case Kazakhstan LLP
  • Murat Yazıcı, Managing Partner, Yazıcı Law Firm
  • Sanford Henry, Partner, Global Resources Partnership
  • Volkan Ediger, Director, Energy Center, Kadir Has University
  • Vugar Farman Aliyev, Managing Partner, KPMG, Azerbaijan



Coffee and networking



“What Follow-Up To Consider?”
  • Ahmet Evin, Professor, Sabancı University
  • Cengiz Ekin, Colonel, War Academies
  • Haydar Çolakoğlu, Chairman, Ege Gaz,
  • Erhan Erdem, Business Development Manager, Gunvor Group
  • Kanat Emiroğlu, Chairman, Naturelgaz
  • Patrick Target, Director, Chevron,
  • Umut Kolcuoğlu, Partner, Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys At Law



Announcement of the Award Winners
  • PwC Money and Internship Awards
  • EgonZehnder ‘Leadership Programme’ courses
  • Internship opportunities in other Club member companies
  • Personal mentorship for professional development by Club Members
  • Special gifts from Paşabahçe
  • Management roles in the follow-up of the YLE programme



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Free Admission to the Programme for Selected Participants and Award Winners

“][vc_column_text]The Young Leaders in Energy Programme does not require admission fee for selected candidates. All events, meals and functions will be offered free of lunch. The top three award winners will receive PwC financial support that they can use as they please.

There is no further support. All candidates are responsible for their own expenses.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][vc_column_text]
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“][vc_cta_button call_text=”Transportation by bus” title=”Go to page” target=”_blank” color=”btn-warning” icon=”wpb_bookmark” size=”wpb_regularsize” position=”cta_align_right” href=”https://www.bosphorusenergyclub.org/transportation-to-campus-of-the-kadir-has-university/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_toggle title=”Hotels” open=”false”]Our team has compiled below options, with special discounts, for hotel and travel to facilitate your participation in the meeting and bilateral engagements.

Please contact any of the hotels below of your choice offering various discount rates directly for participants. To benefit from special rates, please refer to The Bosphorus Energy Club/PwC when making your reservation.

Raffles Istanbul Hotel
Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul
34340 Turkey
T +90 212 9240200

Contact: Can Yulug
+90 530 7993666

Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent

EsentepeMah. Büyükdere Cad. No: 177-183 34394 Şişli,İstanbul
Tel: +90 (212) 386 10 00

Contact: Hakan Arslan
+90 (553) 514 92 34

Çıragan Palace Kempinski

CiraganCaddesi 32,34349 Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 326 46 46

Contact: Esra Hamut Tuncel
+90 212 258 29 89

Renaissance Otel Bosphorus

www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/istbo-renaissance-istanbul-bosphorus-hotel/BarbarosBulvari No: 145, 34349 Besiktas, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 340 70 00

Contact: Özge Kaymaz

Point Otel Barbaros

Esentepe Yıldız Posta Cad. No:29 Şişli, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 337 30 00

Contact: Sibel Bozkurt

Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel

Çırağan Cad. No. 28, 34349 Beşiktaş Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 381 40 00

Contacts: Merve Bilen Totrakan
+90 212 381 40 37

Edition Otel

Büyükdere Cad.No:136 Levent-İstanbul
Tel: +90 212 317 77 00

Contact: Nilüfer Lafiş

Radisson Blu Bosphorus

Çırağan Cad. No:46 34349 Ortaköy Istanbul
Tel+90 212 310 1500

Contact: Didem Tongansoy
Tel+90 310 15 44

Grand Tarabya Hotel
Haydar Aliyev Cad. Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 363 33 00

Contact: Gökhan Tosun
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Please note that it costs around €30 by taxi (around one hour driving) from Atatürk Airport to hotels in central Istanbul.

[/vc_toggle][vc_separator][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_toggle title=”Our contact details” open=”false”]Throughout the event, please feel free to contact Havva Dilmen (havva.dilmen@tr.pwc.com) and Eda Tugrul (eda.tugrul@tr.pwc.com) for your any enquiries.

Regarding substance of the programme, please feel to communicate to m.ogutcu@bosphorusenergyclub.org[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Our Travel Agency ” open=”false”]Our Travel Agency: If you need assistance for travel, please feel free to contact our travel agency Viking Tour – Elif Odabaş (elif.odabas@vikingturizm.com.tr) +90 212 334 26 94

and Dilek Özdemir at ( dilek.ozdemir@vikingturizm.com.tr)) +90 212 334 26 95. After 21:00 pm at +90 532 403 57 24[/vc_toggle][vc_separator][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”


“][vc_column_text]The main BEC meeting deliberations are not open to media, except for the young leaders in energy programme and exclusive interviews with key guests and speakers if they desire so. The Chatham House rules apply.

Media will be briefed prior to the meeting on 8 December, Wednesday, 10:00 am. If so requested, bilateral meetings will be facilitated between Club members and special guests both in the margins of the meeting as well as on 9 and 10 December 2015.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”


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