About Selin Sayek Böke
Selin Sayek Böke graduated from the Economics Department of Ankara’s Middle East Technical University in 1993. She got her M.A. and Ph.D from Duke University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After working as an economist at IMF, she held faculty positions at Bentley College between 1999-2001 as assistant professor, at Georgetown in 2003 as adjunct professor, at Bilkent University between 2003-2014 as associate professor. She chaired the department of Economics at Bilkent University from 2011 until she left academia to stand for parliamentary elections in 2015. She was elected to the Party Assembly of the CHP in 2014 and has been re-elected up to date and is currently the Secretary General of CHP. She served as the Deputy Chair responsible for Economic Policy from 2014 through 2017, served as the Party Spokesperson from 2016 through 2017 of CHP. She has been elected as Member of Parliament, representing İzmir in both 2015 and 2018 parliamentary elections and is currently a Member of the Turkish Parliament. She is currently a member of the national delegation of Turkey at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.