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Ilhan is a multilingual international businessman with over 30 years of experience in problem solving and managing startup companies around the globe. He has an extensive background in diplomacy in high level international business negotiation.
From 1994-1996 Ilhan was the Deputy Executive Director of the Turkish National Committee UNICEF. He then became the Associate Dean for Corporate Outreach and International Programs at Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration from 1996-2014. While in this position he was in charge of all global partnerships, programs, and executive education. In 2014, he was then selected as the President and CEO for the Turkish Philanthropy Funds, the leading U.S. community foundation for high-impact social investments dedicated to Turkish and Turkish-American communities. During his 3 years there he focused on gender equality and girls’ education. Ilhan currently serves as the Global Rainmaker for Lemano International, a company he founded in 2017.