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Interim Country Director, Turkey

Isik joined Building Markets in 2016 as the Interim Country Director in Turkey. He comes with nearly a decade of experience in Jordan, Iraq and Turkey working with the United Nations and NGOs on post-conflict recovery and refugee responses. With Save the Children, he led the initiation and delivery of educational support services to tens of thousands of Syrian and host community children in Turkey, and managed multi-million dollar portfolios of education and protection initiatives for children.

Isik received his MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, where he became interested in the role of institutions in development contexts and the analysis of Dani Rodrik. 

Favorite Quote: 
“If you're not actually changing the world for the positive in some way, you're either wasting your time or you're making things worse."
Geoffrey James
Favorite Book: 
George Orwell