Steering Committee

Directly reporting to B20 Turkey Chair, the Steering Committee is responsible for supervision and directing the B20 team and also providing overall quality assurance for the B20 outputs.

T. Tunc UYANIK
T. Tunc UYANIK
 
Dr. Tunc Uyanik is currently the Special Envoy and Chief Adviser to the President of TOBB and B20. He is also the Chair of the Turkish B20 Steering Committee. Prior to this, Dr. Uyanik was Director of the Financial and Private Sector Development Department in East Asia and Pacific Region at the World Bank, as well as the Director of the Financial Systems Global Practice which was leading the World Bank’s efforts in promoting sound, efficient and safe financial systems. Through diagnostic assessments in the Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAP) as well as technical assistance and policy advice in a full range of legal, regulatory, supervisory, and systemic stability matters, the Financial Systems Global Practice addressed weaknesses in regulatory and supervisory frameworks and increases transparency of financial systems in the World Bank client countries. It also carried out assessments of countries’ anti-money laundering regimes in the context of the FSAP and on a stand-alone basis. He was co-chair of the Financial Sector Liaison Committee (FSLC), which is the decision making body on FSAPs and other joint financial sector activities with the IMF. Dr. Uyanik played a leading role in the financial and private sector development policy dialogue with the Governments and heads the World Bank’s operational work in the above areas. He was responsible for developing and managing the World Bank’s work program, leading policy discussions, operationalizing its policy work and providing implementation support to clients. Dr. Uyanik’s areas of expertise span across several financial and private sector development issues, including  banking sector restructuring; bank liquidation and privatization; asset recovery and management;  financial sector policy and regulation; capital market development;  lines of credit and guarantees; financial inclusion,  and enterprise restructuring and privatization. Dr. Uyanik was also the chair of the World Bank’s Islamic finance working group, and led the World Bank’s dialogue on this area as part of Financial Systems Global Practice. In addition, Dr. Uyanik led the Global Infrastructure facility (GIF) team during the GIF’s initiation for the World Bank Group.
 
Guven SAK
Guven SAK
 
Güven Sak is the founder and executive director of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Turkey’s first and largest economic policy think-tank. TEPAV produces rigorous research in virtually all areas of economic policy-making in Turkey, and steers the implementation of its policy recommendations through consultancy and project development. TEPAV’s portfolio includes projects on international economic relations of Turkey, with an emphasis on conflict resolution and mediation, such as the Ankara Forum for economic cooperation between Palestine, Israel and Turkey, and the Istanbul Forum for economic cooperation between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey.Prioor to TEPAV, Güven Sak served at a number of positions of public administration and academia. Until 2006, he has been a founding member of the Monetary Policy Council of the Central Bank of Turkey, which was established after Turkey’s 2001 banking crisis. Between 1995-2006, he was a professor of public economics at Ankara University. Sak started his career as a research officer at the then-newly established Capital Markets Board of Turkey in 1984, where in 1990 he was appointed as the chief economist. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Middle East Technical University and an M.A. from the University of East Anglia.Currently, Sak is a vice-rector of the TOBB University of Economics and Technology. He writes writes on economic issues for the daily newspapers Dünya, Hurriyet Daily News and Radikal.
 
Janamitra “Dev” DEVAN, PhD
Janamitra “Dev” DEVAN, PhD
 

Janamitra Devan is currently the Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Turkish B20 and President of the Turkish Chambers of Commerce and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB).   He is also the Senior Advisor to the premier Turkish think-tank, the Economic Policy & Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness, a member of the  ‘Future Circles’ initiative of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and WEF, the Airbus Group’s STAR Program, and a member of the Global Dean’s Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.Dev is a recognized expert on megatrend assessments, competitiveness, strategy and leadership. Dev has held several leadership positions throughout his career.  He was until recently the Vice President of the World Bank and the IFC’s Private Sector Network (2009-2013), and prior to that, the Director for Asia at the McKinsey Global Institute in Shanghai (2006-2009).  Earlier in Washington DC (1999-2006), he served as McKinsey’s Director of Operations of its flagship Global Strategy Practice, and before that as Principal Consultant at Standard & Poors DRI/McGraw-Hill (1992-1998).At the World Bank Group (WBG), he was responsible for providing access to a broad range of financial services, and mobilizing the private sector towards greater competitiveness.  In this position he advised several developing countries on how to shape their business environments for enhanced productivity. He was the WBG’s champion in promoting collaborative public-private dialogue and developing effective regulatory environments conducive for job creation.At the height of the financial crisis, Dev represented the WBG at the Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland.  Dev was also the Chairman of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor—CGAP (2009-2013) and the Chairman of the G8’s Global Remittances Working Group (2009-2013), and co-chair of the Financial Stability Assessment Program (FSAP) of the WBG and the IMF.  He was also the key leader and spokesman of the Stolen Asset Recovery Program (StAR) of the WBG and UN, a tool to fight corruption.

In his early career in Singapore, Dev served as economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and Senior Consultant at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). He later taught economics and corporate finance at New England’s premier Middlebury College.   He is widely published, having authored several influential reports on competitiveness; finance; urbanization; and talent and leadership development.

Born in Singapore, Dev obtained his PhD in Business Economics and International Business from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.  He is married with three grown children.  They reside in Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA.

 
Robert Milliner
Robert Milliner
 

Robert Milliner is a Senior Adviser, International Affairs at Wesfarmers Limited, a Senior Adviser at UBS and a Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce.He was the B20 Sherpa for Australia for 2013 and 2014. The Australian Government has appointed him to represent Australia in the Turkey B20. He is also one of Australia’s 3 representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council.Robert is currently acting as a consultant to the Australian Treasury to establish the Global Infrastructure Hub, which was one of the key commitments made at the G20 Leaders meeting in November 2014 in Brisbane, and an interim Board member.He is also Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Young Australians  (the only national independent non-profit organization dedicated to all young people in Australia) and a director of the Australian Charities Fund (a thought leader on workplace giving).

From 2004-2011 he was Chief Executive Partner of Australia’s pre-eminent international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Prior to this Robert was a highly regarded M&A and projects lawyer having specialised in energy, resources and infrastructure.  Over a 20-year period he led many of Australia’s landmark energy and resources and infrastructure projects and transactions (including the Victorian electricity & gas reforms and privatisations) and energy market reforms in Canada, China and Hong Kong.

In 2012 he was the co-author of an independent review of Australian regulation making practices for the Minister for Finance & Deregulation.

Robert was a director of the Business Council of Australia from 2005-2011, chaired the Business Reform Task Force and was a member of the Global Engagement Task Force.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. In 2010 he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.