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Umut Ergezer

Aid Effectiveness and International Cooperation

Umut Ergezer

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Umut Ergezer is a graduate of Political Science and Economics and an expert in international trade.

He joined the Secretariat of Turkish Private Sector Association (TUSIAD) in 1997, in which he served as Director on Company and Industrial Affairs dealing with trade, anti-trust, WTO issues, and EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement until 2001. Between 2001 and 2011 he worked for the European Commission at its Delegation in Turkey as Trade Officer and Deputy Head of Section on Trade, Economy and Agriculture directly responsible for monitoring the implementation of EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement. Later, Ergezer joined CEFTA Secretariat in 2011 as Technical Expert for customs and rules of origin and Deputy Director. He served as Acting Director of CEFTA Secretariat between September 2015 and May 2017. Since June 2018, Mr. Ergezer started to work as an International Consultant for Aid for Trade in UNDP with the portfolio of MENA countries and reporting to UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States.

In parallel, he has been involved in short term expert missions of the EU financed projects in the Western Balkans. He has regularly been writing articles on international trade and development in one of the Economic Policy Research Thinktanks in China.

Umut Ergezer joined TEPAV in April 2019 as a Director.

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