During Mr. Hatipoglu’s first term at BERI (1999-2001), he conducted risk analysis based on political and economic developments, forecast economic scenarios, and prepared country risk reports for banking, construction and automotive industries for over 70 countries. Mr. Hatipoglu served as Director of BERI from 2004 to 2006. During that time, he was responsible in setting corporate policy. In 2007, he was appointed as the Managing Director and subsequently became the CEO of the company in 2010.
Mr. Hatipoglu is the global economics contributor for CGTV commenting on global economic & financial developments and risks. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Timeline, a San Francisco-based technology and media start-up presenting current affairs through historical perspectives. Mr. Hatipoglu has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNN as well as Fox Business Network commenting on various global economic and political issues. He has also been quoted in Reuters, Barron’s and MarketWatch.
In 2001, Mr. Hatipoglu joined Global Business Policy Council (GBPC), strategic arm to global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. His primary focus was strengthening corporate intellectual capital. He contributed to development of several key products and received the Thought Leadership Award for creation and co-authorship of A.T. Kearney’s “Making Offshore Decisions” publication, a focused analysis for selecting high potential growth markets for offshore business processes. Mr. Hatipoglu managed GBPC’s annual boardroom presentations and delivered key messages to selected Global 1000 companies on emerging trends likely to have an impact on business operations. He was also engaged in specific consulting projects at A.T. Kearney that were focused on scenario planning, investment promotion and identification of best practices for various governments.

Mr. Hatipoglu received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in International Relations and Economics from the American University in Washington DC in 1995. Upon graduation, he worked for the Terrorism Studies Program at George Washington University. While there, he co-authored a study on terrorism in southeast Turkey and delivered various lectures on the implications for that country’s economic development. In 1996, Mr. Hatipoglu began his Master’s program at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a focus on international political economics and risk analysis. He graduated with Distinction from SAIS in 1998.

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