Dr. Altay Atlı is the Head of Business Intelligence Services at Reanda Turkey, a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Koç University, and a research associate at Boğaziçi University’s Asian Studies Center. A strong believer in the value of constructive dialogue between academia and business community as well between theory and practice, he combines his academic work with consulting, in order to offer customized, analytically robust and theoretically informed solutions that are grounded in empirical reality. Dr. Atlı teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on international political economy, Asian international relations, and economic dimensions of foreign policy, while at the same time offering clients advisory services on business intelligence and country risks.
Having graduated from the German High School in Istanbul, Dr. Atlı obtained a B.A. degree in Economics from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, a M.A. degree in International Business from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University.
Dr. Atlı was affiliated with Sabancı University Istanbul Policy Center, and Shanghai University’s Center for Global Studies. He also worked as research coordinator at Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) and is currently an expert member at the China Network of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Turkey’s leading business association, as well as a columnist at the Hong Kong based international news and opinion portal Asia Times. He has delivered lectures and talks on global economic issues and Turkey’s foreign economic relations at institutions in several world cities, including Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Budapest, Reykjavik, Brussels, Turin, Tel Aviv and Tunis. Moreover, he regularly appears on programs in media channels like Bloomberg, BBC World, Turkish Radio Television (TRT), TvNet, CCTV, CGTN, Channel News Asia, China Radio International, commenting on developments in the global economy, international affairs and Turkey’s foreign relations.