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Serdar ÇAM, Ph.D.
President of TİKA
Mr. Serdar Çam, appointed as the President of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency on 5 June 2011, has served as the Chief of Cabinet to the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey ( August 2009-June 2011). Dr. Çam previously worked for seven years (September 2002-August 2009) as the Chief of Cabinet of H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey in his Parliament’s Office. Throughout this tenure, in addition to his responsibilities, he closely followed up the developments in the fields of foreign trade and foreign politics. Between 1992-2002, Dr. Çam worked as a high-level manager in several companies in Ankara, Istanbul and abroad and he had also served as the Deputy Secretary General of MÜSİAD for three years (1996-1999). During this period, as a part-time scholar, he lectured international investment, international trade and management in different universities.
Mr. Serdar Çam received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Middle East Technical University. He carried out his post-graduate studies in Germany and Belgium and earned a master’s degree in management from Boston University. He received his Ph.D. from Marmara University in international marketing.
Mr. Çam was born on 30 March 1966, in Ankara. Following his primary education in Libya and France, he completed his secondary education in “Türk Maarif Koleji” (TMK) in Nicosia (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) due to his father’s duty in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Çam is fluent in English, French and German. He is married and has three children.
In addition, he is Board Member of Yunus Emre Foundation and Member of the Board of Trustees of Kazakhstan Ahmet Yesevi University.