Mr. Saleh Jelassi, is currently the Regional Director at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group Regional Hub in Turkey. Before being appointed to lead the establishment and operationalization of IDB Group Country Office in Turkey, Mr. Salah Jelassi held for more than 14 years various senior positions in the IDB Group including those pertaining to economic research, trade and operational areas. His work as the Technical Advisor to the President of the IDB Group during the period 2007-2014 has equipped him with a unique exposure to the various development challenges and a profound understanding of strategic and policy issues in the IDB Member Countries. Through high level policy dialogue with the country and by implementing innovative development solutions, he has successfully positioned the Bank Group’s as a preferred development partner of Turkey. In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Jelassi served in various positions, including academia, Research & Training and finance. Mr. Jelassi has pursued his PhD studies in Economics and obtained a Masters Degree in Economics from Bilkent University, Turkey in 1996. He has attended several leadership and professional development courses from renowned training institutes such as Ashridge Business School, Thunderbird Executive Training, etc. Mr. Jelassi has also participated in many conferences, seminars, international meetings on various developmental issues.