Hale Altan, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (double major in Economics and Political Science) in the U.S., received her MA from Leiden University in European Union Law and Executive MBA from Koc University.
Prior to joining American Business Forum in Turkey, she held various responsibilities at Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Ministry of Transport, TUSIAD and JTI Turkey. Previously, she has worked as the Deputy Secretary General responsible for Micro Reforms at TUSIAD and Corporate Affairs Manager at JTI Turkey.
Her main areas of expertise are; developing strategies on economic and political realms of the manufacturing industry, establishing the formal positions of the organization, and government affairs. She has partaken in many reports/projects and participated in domestic and international conferences regarding her field of expertise.