Mr. Serkan Valandova has been named as the new Secretary General of the International Investors Association (YASED), which represents 85 percent of international investments in Turkey. Mr. Valandova has 22 years of experience in public and private sectors. Most recently, he worked as a Public and Social Sector Consultant at McKinsey&Company.
The last guest of YASED Business Lounge conversation meetings held regularly by YASED International Investors Association to discuss important issues on the agenda was Sinan Ülgen, the Founding Partner of Istanbul Economics Consultancy.
International Investors Association (YASED) has evaluated the impacts of Coronavirus on the Turkish economy. Emphasizing that the priority is to protect human health and take measures to minimize risks, YASED has said, “It is important to establish a long-term trust in the domestic and international markets with the measures taken regarding the economy”.
The “Personal Data Protection and European Union General Data Protection Regulation Conference” organized by the International Investors Association (YASED) for the second time this year was held on March 5.
On Friday, February 14, YASED International Investors Association held a workshop with Rıza Tuna Turagay, Deputy Minister of Trade, to evaluate the common agenda in foreign trade and customs procedures and to exchange ideas on practices to improve Turkey's competitiveness in global trade.
Organized by the World Bank in cooperation with YASED International Investors Association, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) and Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM), The Trade and Global Value Chains Conference was held on February 5.
Organized under the cooperation of the Ethics & Reputation Society (TEID) and the International Investors Association (YASED), the seminar on "Managing Ethics and Compliance Processes for Third Parties of Companies" attracted a great deal of attention from the business world.
The meeting of the Coordination Council for the Improvement of Investment Environment (YOIKK) was held in the Presidential Complex on December 6, 2019 under the presidency of Vice President Fuat OKTAY and with the participation of YOIKK-member Ministers who have duties and responsibilities with regard to investments as well as the Chairs of NGOs representing the private sector.
YASED Chairperson Ayşem Sargın attended the consultation meeting held in Ankara on December 4 with the participation of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) under the presidency of the Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan.
Ayşem Sargın, the Chairperson of International Investors Association (YASED), commented on the rise of Turkey by 10 rows to the 33rd rank in this year's version of the Ease of Doing Business Index by the World Bank.
In her statement regarding the 2020-2022 New Economic Program (NEP) announced by the Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak; Ayşem Sargın, Chairperson of the International Investors Association (YASED), has said the investment environment would be rejuvenated as credit channels will be opened if the New Economic Program's goals of increasing domestic demand and growth are met.
Expectations for the 100 billion-dollar bilateral trade goal between the United States and Turkey were discussed prior to the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross' visit to Turkey beginning on September 6, 2019.
As YASED, we have been tasked to support the Republic of Turkey's Presidential Investment Office and the Republic of Turkey's Presidential Department of Strategy and Budget with regard to the preparation of an "Investment Framework Legislation" aimed at protecting special investments and investors, which appeared on the Coordination Committee for the Improvement of the Investment Environment (YOİKK) Action Plan for 2019-2020, to which we made significant contributions.
As competition in the area of foreign direct investment continues to get stiffer, determining the issues in which Turkey stands out or lags behind relative to competitive countries and taking the necessary actions have become prominent topics.
A group meeting was held on August 27, 2019 under the presidency of Çetin Ali Dönmez, the Republic of Turkey Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology, and the participation of related Ministries, organizations and NGOs.
A consultation meeting was held on August 23, 2019 under the presidency of Çetin Ali Dönmez, the Republic of Turkey Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology, and the participation of related Ministries, organizations and NGOs.
Ayşem Sargın, the Chairperson of International Investors Association (YASED) has remarked: "On 15 July, the Turkish public clearly showed its commitment to the principles of democracy and the rule of law. A strong democracy is an irrevocable assurance of a Turkey strong at every area."
Chairperson of the International Investors Association (YASED) Ayşem Sargın, “As of today, our focus should be to enter our 100th year with a strong economy. To this end, we should continue to work together in the coming period to accelerate the implementation of reforms in the economic, business and investment environment and to increase the competitiveness of our country.”
YASED Chairperson Sargın: We believe it is important to establish a International Direct Investment Strategy focusing on investment competitiveness in order for our country to achieve its rightful share of global International Direct Investment.