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The Commission Board

Board Members

The Turkish Fulbright Commission has a Board of Directors which oversees the daily operations and sets policy. The Board of Directors serves for one calendar year. This term of office is renewable.

The Board of Directors is composed of the following American and Turkish members:

Mr. John Thomas McCarthy, (Chairman) Chairman of the Board of Directors of ING Bank Turkey, Istanbul

Ms. Funda Kocabıyık, General Director of European Union and Foreign Affairs Department, Ministry of National Education, Ankara

Ms. Ayşegül Gökçen Karaarslan, Deputy Assistant Director General for Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara

Mr. Joe Wierichs, Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Ankara

Associate Prof. Mehmet Akif Kireççi, Academic, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Ankara

Prof. Muhsin Kar, Dean, Faculty of Political Science, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara

Mr. Jeffrey J. AndersonPublic Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul

Mr. Kaya Arıkoğlu, Architect and Urban Designer, Arıkoğlu Arkitekt Ltd. Şti., Adana

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