T.Başak Ersen

Advisory Council

After earning his Bachelor degree on Political Science from Istanbul University, T.Basak Ersen has completed his Master’s degree on the same subject from Long Island University, located in New York. After working in a variety of different consulting firms, Ersen has joined Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) in 2004 and is currently serving as the Secretary General of the organization.

Ersen is also an elected member of the Council of Foundations, the highest decision-making body within the General Directorate of Foundations. Aside from providing his expertise on association and foundation legislation to different entities, Ersen has written a significant number of articles and reports on subjects such as; capacity building in the non-profit sector, public sector-civil society partnership, legal reform and lobbying for NGOs, tax legislation improvement, and social entrepreneurship development.