Zeynep Dereli is a founding member and executive director of a newly established think tank Turkish Policy Forum. She is also a founding member of Glow Communications firm based in Istanbul, which specializes in ethical marketing. Before founding GLOW, she started her own social responsibility project DRUM (Dialogues, Respect, and Understanding through Music). From 2002-2005 she worked with the derivatives trading desk, risk analysis desk, research and regulatory compliance teams of Shell Trading and Shipping Company in London. After returning to Turkey, her native country, Zeynep took on the roles of financial analyst and supply analyst in the Shell Company of Turkey. Prior to this role she was with the M&A division of Dundas & Unlu Company in Istanbul. Ms. Dereli entered into politics after being elected as board member of Sisli Municipality in March 2009 and served as the adviser to the Tourism and Culture Minister during March 2009 and September 2009. Other projects in which Ms. Dereli is involved include TEDMER (Turkish Ethical Values Foundation), where she serves as vice president and also Endeavor Turkey, in which she is a founding member. She received her M.A. in Development Economics from SOAS University of London and a BSE in Civil Engineering with a Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from Princeton University, NJ.