Role of Business Organisations in Economic Development
28.12.2018 19:00
YER : AB7-7302
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Erol Yarar - Founding President of MÜSİAD (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association) and President of IBF (International Business Form)
Erol Yarar was born in 1960 in Ankara. He completed his secondary education in Ankara College and Işık High School. After he graduated from Boğaziçi University in 1981 with a computer science major, he got master’s degree in Computer System Analysis in Elmira College, U.S.A. As the 3rd generation industrialist of his family, he served as the President of the Board of Directors of the companies such as Lezzo Gıda, 404 Kimya, and Rozi Kağıt, who are/were active in Food, Chemistry, Automotive, Stationery and Paper production sectors as from 1983. He still holds office in many Companies as a Coordinator, Consultant, and/or a Director. In 1990, he founded MÜSİAD together with his 4 friends, and served as the Founding President of the Association for 9 years. He still serves as the President of IBF (International Business Form), founded in 1995 by MÜSİAD to gather the businessmen all around the world. He attended many conferences held in Turkey and in many countries of the world as a speaker on many topics, particularly on Islamic Economics, International Political Economy, National Economy Strategy, New Paradigm in Economics, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Technological Progress Systems and Models, Importance of Muslim Businessmen and MÜSİAD in the World, etc. As from 1985, he took charge in MGV (National Youth Foundation), and took active roles in Civil Society Organizations:  in UTESAV (International Technological, Economic, and Social Studies Foundation) as the Founder, in the PALESTINE PLATFORM as the Founding President. He still continues his duty as the President of ‘İHSAN FOUNDATION’. He served as the President of Turkey Ski Federation between April, 2014 and September, 2018. In 1997, his book “A New World Perspective While Entering the 21st Century” was published in Turkish and English. He actively does sports such as Ski, Water Ski, Diving, Kite Surf, Tennis, and Cycling, and exercises regularly. He is married with five children and knows English.