Ussal Consultancy conveys the right messages to the right stakeholders 
in the government, and creates awareness in the public on policies 
to maximize the positive impact of disruptive business models


Nesibe Kırış

Nesibe holds a graduate degree from Koç University Law School with a minor certificate in Sociology. She has commenced on her career in Ussal Consultancy after her legal internship in the venture capital department of a prestigious law firm. Her role at Ussal Consultancy includes preparing policy briefs and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses for developing new policies. Before joining Ussal Consultancy, Nesibe worked as an intern in various law firms and a project assistant in the UNESCO Gender Studies Center. Furthermore, she had worked at Koç University Law School as a student assistant with Intellectual Property, Law & Ethics, and Arbitration professors. Nesibe led the Koç University Law Faculty Journal as the editor for three years. She engaged in various voluntary fellowships in different organizations, including HeforShe and İhtiyaç Haritası Platform. Nesibe is interested in the areas of venture capital law, IT crimes, legal policies, and politics. Currently, she works as a political and legal consultant in Lyceum Partners and contributes to a newsletter agency named Aposto!, and volunteers at We Need to Talk.

Dilan Tulan

Dilan holds a high honor graduate degree from the Psychology Department of Koç University with a double major with Business Administration. She has commenced on her career in Ussal Consultancy after her 1-year long internship in the consultancy house. Dilan’s role at Ussal Consultancy includes designing and running campaigns, preparing policy briefs, and conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis for designing new policies. Prior to joining Ussal Consultancy, Dilan worked as an intern in think tanks, consultancy houses, startups, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in addition to working as a research assistant at Koç University under different labs. She also engaged in various voluntary fellowships in different organizations including Global Relations Forum, Turkish Entrepreneurship Foundation, and Turkish Women International Network. Beyond these roles, she participated in voluntary projects and research programs in different countries like Thailand, United States, Italy, and China. Dilan has an interest in the areas of behavioral science, technology policies, human-technology interaction, and social science of the internet.

Deniz Erciyes

Deniz earned her Bachelor's degree from Sciences Po Paris's Middle Eastern and Mediterranean campus in Menton, where she majored in International Law and International Human Rights Law. She received a political science education based on a common core of social science courses. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Sciences Po Paris in International Public Management with a specialization on the management of public projects, diplomacy, and international public policy. Her previous professional experiences have been mainly in the media industries. Furthermore, she volunteered for Amnesty International at the Ventimiglia refugee camp in Italy and as a board member, she worked for the audience outreach in the organization of two independent TEDx conferences. She has recently joined Ussal Consultancy as a fellow where her main role is political communication and political risk analysis.


Digital Financial

Financial technologies can
create economic effects and
policy recommendations
by inclusion

“The Impact of Fintech on Turkish Economy:
The Case of Iyzico“ 

The Case of Iyzico, the impact assessment, undertaken by PAL,
and managed by Ussal Consultancy, explores Iyzico’s impact on revenue growth, export growth of its members as well as inclusiveness and supporting the formal economy.

The relationship between governments and entrepreneurs...

“How should entrepreneurs engage with the governments to accelerate the growth of their businesses?”, authored by Ussal Şahbaz, was published in the edited book “Here are the Gazelles” by Erhan Erkut, Vice-president of MEF University. Buy the BOOK.

How can emerging markets ride the impact investing wave?

This paper, co-authored by Ussal Sahbaz, provides policy recommendations for development of impact investment as an asset class in emerging markets.

Artificial Intelligence and 
the Risk of New Colonialism

This article, authored by Ussal Sahbaz, highlights the risk that the USA and China can emerge as the sole winners of the AI economy, and provides suggestions for emerging markets. .

SDG Impact Accelerator feasibility study report authored by USSAL

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP published the SDG Impact Accelerator feasibility study report, authored by Ussal Şahbaz. The project was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Limak Holding and Eczacibasi Holding.

SDG Impact Accelerator Pilot Phase Report

In 2018 the Turkish government embarked in a journey to develop a new approach to solve the travails of refugees and displaced people– an approach meant to steer institutional power, entrepreneurship, technology, and capital all together and aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Turkey’s digital platform for starting a gig economy economy business (regtech)



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Kamu İletişimi ve Kurumsal İlişkiler Yönetimi Derneği 

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About Innovation and
the Government

Innovation ecosystems and governments have always been embedded. The role of the DARPA program of Pentagon in the development of the Silicon Valley or YOZMA program in the development of Israeli technology ecosystem are just two examples. Yet, in many instances government regulations hinder the development of new disruptive businesses – ban on Uber in many cities around the world, India’s strict regulations on e-commerce or Great Wall on Chinese internet are some examples.

Disruptive businesses face a number of challenges in emerging markets, including Turkey:
- Data localization requirements,
- Consumer protection and safety measures designed for the analog world,
- Entrenched professional services lobbies – from charted public accountants to taxicab drivers,
- Existing big businesses that are being disrupted, including banks and media companies,
- Limits on government procurement contracts.

Yet virtually every disruptive business has a social impact story that is to be told to the politicians and other stakeholders: democratization of services by improving consumer and labor market access, reinforcing sustainability by making markets more efficient, strengthening communities or improving education, health, transport or energy systems are just some examples.

Ussal Consultancy conveys right messages to the right stakeholders, and educates the public on policies to maximize the positive impact of disruptive business models.

For startups expanding to the Turkish market, Ussal Consultancy is the right address for the government and corporate affairs management.