Dr. Yilmaz Arguden is the Founding Chairman of ARGE, a management consulting firm which specializes in business strategy, business excellence methodologies, institution building, sustainability, and governance. He served on the boards of more than 50 corporations in different jurisdictions and has served as the Chairman of Erdemir, the largest Turkish steel company. Arguden is also the Chairman of Rothschild investment bank in Turkiye; an adjunct professor of Business Strategy at the Bosphorus University, and the Koc University. As the elected global chairman of Local Networks, he served on the board of UN Global Compact. He is a renowned governance expert and an author of numerous books. He is also the founder of non-profit Arguden Governance Academy operating under the aegis of Bosphorus University. He was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.


ARGE Consulting



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Business, Non-Profit Governance, Strategic Studies & Planning
  • yilmaz arguden

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Single Nation/Region Program

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United States