Serdar Çam is a Turkish bureaucrat who is currently the president of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency since his appointment in 2011.

Serdar Çam
Born(1966-03-30)March 30, 1966
Ankara, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Known forPresident of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency

Early yearsEdit

Çam was born in Ankara, Turkey. His father was a diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Turkey, so he moved to Libya and then to France where he completed his primary education. He moved to Nicosia as his father was assigned to the Embassy of Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.[1]

EducationEdit

Çam completed his secondary education at the Türk Maarif Koleji. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Middle East Technical University. He earned a master's degree in management from the Boston University, followed up by a PhD in international marketing from the Marmara University.[1]

CareerEdit

Upon the completion of his education, Çam worked as a high level executive for numerous companies and lectured at the Fatih University[1][2]

He was appointed by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then-Prime Minister of Turkey, to be the Chief of Cabinet of his Office in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in September 2002.[3] He became the Chief of Cabinet for the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly in August 2009, during the tenure of Mehmet Ali Şahin.[4]

He was appointed by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, to be the president of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency on June 5, 2011.[5]

Serdar Çam is a member of the executive committee of Yunus Emre Institute[6] and a member of the board of trustees of Ahmet Yesevi University since May 9, 2015.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Serdar Çam is married to Lütfiye Selva Çam who is currently serving her second term as a Member of Parliament for Ankara.[8] He met with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, now the president of Turkey through a common friend and was later employed by him.[9] It is claimed that he is amongst the closest people to Erdoğan.[8] Çam is fluent in English, French and German.[1]

Çam is a member of Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MÜSİAD). He served as the Deputy Secretary General of MÜSİAD from 1996 to 1999.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "President of TİKA". tika.gov.tr. Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Yatırım Ajansı'na sürpriz başkan adayı Serdar Çam". İşten Haber. Referans. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. ^ Yüksel, Metin (15 March 2003). "Başkanın adamları". Hürriyet. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ "TİKA Başkanı çok üzüldü!". Sözcü. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  5. ^ Gürcanlı, Zeynep (4 June 2011). "TİKA Başkanlığı'na Dr. Serdar Çam atandı". Hürriyet. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Vakıf Yönetimi". yee.org.tr. Yunus Emre Institute. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Members From Turkey". ayu.edu.tr. Ahmet Yesevi University. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Yazıcıoğlu'nun damadı, TİKA Başkanı'nın eşi AK Parti'den aday". Radikal. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  9. ^ "BAŞBAKAN'IN ADAMLARI". Haber Türk. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2018.

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