USSAL ŞAHBAZ established and managed GE’s Istanbul Innovation Center, one of the 8 innovation centers that the world’s digital industrial company owns globally.
established and managed the digital economy studies program at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV -- Turkey’s premier economic policy think-tank) which had clients including Microsoft, Google, and Paypal
managed the Business 20 and Think 20 outreach groups of the G20 Turkey
served at the Government of Turkey for 7 years as an officer at the Turkish Competition Authority (Antitrust Department)
holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Bilkent University, and a undergraduate’s degree from Middle East Technical University.
His work is featured in major US media outlets including Foreign Affairs, Forbes and Techcrunch. He has been a speaker at U.S. Presidential Entrepreneurship Summits, Business 20 China, Arabnet Dubai, 5th Izmir Convention of Economics, among others.