Dr. Riza Kadilar is a PhD in Media Economics. After a BSc degree at METU in Industrial Engineering, he has obtained his MSc degree at Stanford University, and completed his MBA at HEC, Paris. He has also completed an executive management course in strategic bank
management at INSEAD. He has various advanced level diplomas in executive coaching and mentoring, and has recently attended online programs on leadership in digital age at Columbia Business School and INSEAD.
His past professional career includes senior level bank management experience in UK, the Netherlands, and Turkey, and since 2006 he’s been working for an international investment banking group as their senior country manager and representative for Turkey.
Dr. Kadilar is the global president of European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). He has previously been the president of EMCC Turkey between 2010 and 2017. He is a graduate of AoEC Advanced Diploma (London, 2009), and CTI’s co-active life coaching program (London,
2004). He has provided executive coaching to a large number of executives in Turkish business environment, and has advised in setting of up mentoring programs for various leading institutions.
Dr. Kadilar was previously a visiting professor at various leading universities including Boğaziçi University. He is the chairman of an education charity (the English Speaking Union (ESU) Turkey) and of a think tank (China Institute Turkey). He is a scientific committee member at Institut du Bosphore (TUSIAD), trustee and board member at Hisar Education Foundation.
He regularly speaks at international conferences on leadership and human capital development. He is the author of five published books and his articles on various subjects are regularly published at Bloomberg Businessweek Turkey.