Partner, Karakullukçu Consulting

Memduh Karakullukçu is the Vice-Chairman and President of Global Relations Forum, the Managing Partner at Kroton Consulting, and the Founding Partner of the online legal informatics initiative, His advisory work specializes in higher education and technology policy, and analysis of international economic and political affairs.

He has served as the senior advisor to the Chairwoman of Turkish Industrialists and Businesssmen’s Association (TÜSİAD) during 2007-2010. Previously, Mr Karakullukçu was the Founding Managing Director of Istanbul’s leading science park, Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) ARI Teknokent, currently an innovation community of 80 technology companies. During this period, Mr Karakullukçu also served as the senior advisor to the President of Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ), the Coordinator of the Law Technology and Policy MSc programme and the strategic advisor at the ITU Remote Sensing Facility.

He has been a member of the academic staff at the LSE and ITU. Earlier in his career, he has worked as a specialist in structured finance at the London and Istanbul offices of an international investment bank (1992-1994).

His previous academic work includes research commissioned by the IMF and the World Bank on the dynamics of Turkish debt markets. He has presented his work on technology and innovation policy at various international fora like the OECD, NATO ARW, SEFI and AURP.

Mr Karakullukçu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Economics at MIT, M.Sc. in Finance at the LSE and his J.D. at Columbia University. He is a member of the New York State Bar.