Necmettin Kaymaz

Necmettin Kaymaz

US Country Director, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office - TURKEY

Necmettin Kaymaz has been working with the Presidential Investment Office of Turkey (Invest in Türkiye) since its establishment in 2007. Right after joining the Office, Mr. Kaymaz established the Directorate of Economic and Sectoral Research and managed it for six years. Afterwards, Mr. Kaymaz took several senior roles in project management and strategy development within the Office. Based in Washington, D.C., he currently serves as the US Country Director for the Investment Office. Prior to joining Invest in Turkey, Mr. Kaymaz worked for the UN and EU institutions in New York and Brussels in various capacities. He is a graduate of Middle East Technical University with a BSc degree in Political Science and Public Administration. He also pursued postgraduate studies in International and European Relations at Linkoping University in Sweden and Global Management at the Open University of Catalonia in Spain.

All Sessions by Necmettin Kaymaz

Day 1 - FDI April 12, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

TURKEY: Why Invest in Turkey?


Turkish economy has been robustly growing with an annual average real GDP growth rate of 5.1% over the past 18 years. With a population of 84 million, Turkey has a dynamic and growing domestic market which has been a key driver of the economic growth. In addition to the domestic market, Turkey also offers access to regional markets. Turkey is at the crossroad of Europe and Asia, offering a convenient geo-strategic location for global companies to access lucrative markets in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. With its diversified manufacturing and services industries, skilled labor force, strategic location, free trade agreements (Custom Union with the EU and free trade agreements with around 20 countries), logistics infrastructure, and many other capabilities, Turkey is an ideal location for multinational companies as a hub for manufacturing, management, and export as all as a reliable partner to plug into global value chains.