Turkey: A Plan of Action for Economic ReformEvent offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
American Turkish Society, Inc.
- Tuesday, May 1, 2001
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
The Plaza Hotel
New York, NY
- Event type
- Lunch / Dinner
Event Transcripts and Video
The Foreign Policy Association and the American Turkish Society, Inc. present a luncheon with Kemal Dervis, Economy Minister of the Republic of Turkey.
Kemal Dervis - Speaker
Economy Minister of the Republic of Turkey
Prior to being named the Turkish Economy Minister earlier this year, Mr. Dervis oversaw the World Bank's poverty reduction programs worldwide and was also global network head for economic management and policy issues. He joined the World Bank in 1978 as part of the research department. Appointed division chief for industrial strategy and policy in the global industry department in 1982, he served in this capacity until 1986, when he was appointed chief economist for the Europe, Middle East, and North Africa regions. From 1987 until 1996, he was first director of the North Africa department, and then director for Central Europe at the beginning of the transition to market economies. Mr. Dervis was also responsible for launching the World Bank/European Union coordinated program for the reconstruction of Bosnia. In January 1996, he became regional vice president for the Middle East and North Africa region, the position he held prior to his current appointment.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Dervis was on the faculty at the Middle East Technical University and Princeton University. He was educated at the London School of Economics, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Economics, and at Princeton, where he received his Ph.D. in Economics.