Amb. (ret.) Mithat Rende

Amb. (ret.) Mithat Rende is a member of the Board of TSKB-Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. He served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the OECD and assumed the Chairmanship of the Executive Committee of the OECD. Prior to his appointment, he held the position of Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs at Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for global issues, G20, energy, climate and environment, and worked as Turkey’s Chief Climate Change Negotiator and member of the Turkish Nuclear Energy Commission. He was also the Chairman of the Trade and Transit Group of the Energy Charter and served as Turkey’s Ambassador to Qatar. Earlier in his career, he served at Turkey’s missions to NATO and the OSCE and at the embassies in Damascus, Rome, Sofia and London, and served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He has lectured on diplomacy and negotiations and has published in various academic journals.