Ismail Ersahin

Ismail Ersahin

  • Executive Director, CEO of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)

Ismail Ersahin is a 20-years expert in international relations, investment promotion, facilitation and business development. He has held various leadership positions for the private sector, Government of Turkey and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). His work spans across several countries and sectors. Following his duties in trade, textile and tourism, he worked for one of the largest automotive groups in the country and established several new export dealers in Europe and North Africa. His understanding of the entrepreneurial sector gave him great insight in his work with the area of investment promotion and facilitation. He joined Invest in Turkey, in 2008 as Project Director during the inception phase of the Agency. He unveiled WAIPA’s new strategy in 2014 and established WAIPA’s representative office in Istanbul in 2015. He has been appointed as Ad-Interim Executive Director in 2014, Deputy Executive Director of WAIPA in 2015, Ad-Interim Executive Director in 2021 and Executive Director – CEO in 2023 by WAIPA Steering Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree on International Relations and MBA degree on International Business Administration. He has also been studying General Management at Open University of Catalonia. He speaks Turkish, English and French.

All Sessions by Ismail Ersahin

Day two October 3, 2023
13:15 – 14:10

PANEL 2 - Breaking through Africa’s 3% Glass Ceiling

Balaclava Fort, Mauritius
Day One October 2, 2023