Hakan enjoys more than 30 years of progressively responsible, international experience directing as many as 5,000 employees with revenues in excess of $2.5 billion in Turkey, US, Europe, and China. He advises corporate clients and investors as consultant, advisory board member, as managing director of Strategic Advisory Services in government affairs, commercial diplomacy, market access, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Hakan Akbas specializes in executive mentoring services related to C-level and high-potential managers who are facing change management challenges. Hakan collaborates with distinguished networks such as CEO Club, Endeavor and TUSİAD.
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Hakan Akbaş currently serves on the boards of several public, private companies and NGOs.
Because of his indepth knowlegde and understanding of national and international politics and business, his strategic vision and ability to get to core of a problem, Hakan is a frequent commentator and guest on national and international TV networks. He is invited to high-profile events as panelist or keynote.
Hakan is one of Turkish Treasury's first licensed Angel Investors with active investments. Mr. Akbaş brings to startups significant operating experience in leading companies with commercial diplomacy, strategy, market access, marketing strategy, international business development including mergers & acquisitions, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and joint ventures (JVs), incubation of new technologies and leading business transformation. We typically take equity stakes with a board seat as we look to add value via hands-on guidance, addressing regulatory challenges, networking, mentorship and cross-country business expansion.