Vural KURAL / Executive Secretary and Treasurer
Graduated from E.Michigan University and joined Ph.D. Programs in American University in U.S.A. and Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Taken graduate sholarships and fellowships by Universities in U.S.A. and IMF/Word Bank and accorded honorable mention Status by Turkish Government.
Before joining to International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) – Eurasia Region as an Executice Secretary and Treasurer in 2019, worked as Assistant Director in the IMF and World Bank, as Deputy Director General in the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade, as Head of Department in the Union of Chamber and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, as Member of Board of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, as Research Coordinator in Privatization Agency and as Lecturer at Bilkent University. He is also Secretary General of Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation(TFIF).
Pariticipated actively decision making process in business consulting in industries and key player in this respect. Taken responsibility for organizing conferences and seminers for sectoral gathering and participated the meetings and platforms that are the effective dialogue mechanisms between government, traders and international partners. Reviewed and developed new implementations strategies with respect to the sectoral policies and tried to improve the investment environment both domestic and foreign investors. During my experience, I have extensively enlarged and developed my capacity to many governmental agencies such as Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Custom and Trade, Ministry of Industry and Turkish Grain Board.
Devoted some time to promote the sectoral policies not only to Government but also foreign business community and to advice business consulting, sectoral analysis, and industry policy formulations. Assisted policy makers and executives for the development and strengthening of government and private sector institutions and the promotion of economic policies and sectoral framework through the provision of advanced analysis, the design of databases, developing training programs, and restructuring advice.