Born in 1985, Tal Garih studied a double major in International Relations and Psychology at the University of Virginia where he graduated from in 2007. In 2010, he completed his graduate studies with honors at New York University, mastering a joint degree in International Business and Politics. Tal has been working in various roles within the Alarko Group of Companies since 2010. Currently, he is the Strategic Planning Manager at Alarko Holding. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the Board and faculty member of Bahçeşehir University’s Graduate School of Business, and as a Board Member of “Yeni Bir Lider Derneği / A New Leader Association”.Starting his career, Tal worked as a consultant in Brussels and Washington, representing the interests of Turkish companies in their efforts to harmonize practices and expand towards Europe and the US. After his return to Turkey, Tal joined Alarko and worked as a Marketing Analysis and Operations Supervisor at its Tourism Group, Hillside, between 2010 - 2012. He was in charge of directing brand management, pricing, campaigns, customer satisfaction and communications activities. In 2013, Tal rotated to the Energy Group, where Alarko shows a strong growth commitment, and served as the Energy Business Development Manager. His focus was mainly on renewable energy, operation management, feasibility assessments, forward power trading and corporate relations. In addition to his role in Alarko, Tal is also active in the social responsibility domain. Serving as the Chairman of the Board and faculty member of Bahçeşehir University’s Graduate School of Business, Tal teaches global strategic management courses in the university’s MBA programs. He aims to upgrade the graduate school’s standards and procedures through the incorporation of best practices regarding the management of the Business School. Furthermore, Tal is a Board Member of “Yeni Bir Lider Derneği / A New Leader Association”. Working together with Turkey’s leading companies, NGO’s and governmental institutions, the organization gears towards crafting the next-generation of Leaders in Turkey. Its mission is to continuously identify and develop talented and motivated young Turkish individuals with tailored growth opportunities.Tal’s areas of interest include novel technologies, geo-politics, renewable energy, economic globalization, managerial psychology and eastern philosophies. Furthermore, Tal is an animal lover and Yoga and Kung Fu are among his hobbies. He speaks fluently English, Turkish and Hebrew.