Hakan Akbaş is a Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group in Turkey and Founding Partner of Global Dealings Group in US with more than 25+ years of progressively responsible, international experience directing as many as 5,000 employees with revenues in excess of $2.5 billion in Turkey, the US, Europe, and China. Based in Istanbul and Washington, DC, Mr. Akbaş brings to clients operating experience in leading companies with commercial diplomacy, strategy development marketing strategy, global business development including mergers & acquisitions, PPPs, and joint ventures and leading business transformation. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Akbaş was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Business Development, and Insurance Businesses of €15 billion Sabanci Group. He also advised Güler Sabanci, chairperson of Sabanci Group and one of world’s top 3 most powerful women by Financial Times in 2012. Previously, Mr. Akbaş was the co-founder and Managing Director of Business Development Operations for Xerox Global Services with sales of $10 billion.Mr. Akbas is a Turkish Treasury certified angel investor advising his portfolio companies in various industries. He serves on the boards of several public and private companies. Mr. Akbaş earned an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in US, and BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Turkey.