Fatih Oktay


  • Covid19, Trade-Technology Conflicts and Future of Globalization
  • Where to, China and the World?
  • The Belt and Road Initiative: What is it, what it isn’t, and it means for Turkey?

What he offers

Fatih Oktay’s talks on China attract the audience with little known interesting facts, at the same time providing knowledge vital for business anywhere in the world. The author of a reference book in Turkey on Chinese economy, politics, history, and culture and a university lecturer on the subject, he provides to the audience in depth knowledge on the subject in an effective way.

How he presents

Having extensive experience as a senior executive in the finance and technology sectors along with his China research and teaching activities, Fatih Oktay combines academic and business perspectives in his talks and relates the subjects to the interests and experiences of the audience and the specific industry involved.

Fatih Oktay received his BS in Electronic Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He received an MA and studied for a Ph.D. in Economics at the State University of N.Y. He began researching Chinese economy in the context of his Ph.D. dissertation on Technology and Economic Development. Subsequently he worked in the financial technology sector while continuing his academic research on China. He was a former Executive Vice-President of Demirbank (currently HSBC Turkey); a former Director of Technology Development at Akbank; and a former IT consultant at Arthur Andersen. After 2000s, except for a period where he has served as the CEO of a technology start-up, he has worked exclusively on China as a business developer, researcher, lecturer, and writer. At Koç University and Sabancı University, he taught courses on Chinese Economy and Business. He is the author of the book titled Çin: Yeni Büyük Güç ve Değişen Dünya Dengeleri [in Turkish] (China: New Global Player and Changing Power Balances in the World Today) released in 2017 by İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları.


  • Çin: Yeni Büyük Güç ve Değişen Dünya Dengeleri (China: New Global Player and Changing Power Balances in the World Today)


Presentation Languages: Turkish, English

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