R&D and Innovation at Atabay Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals Inc., Turkey

After graduating from ETH Zürich with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993, Mr. Taskent joined MIT for research and Polytechnic Institute of New York University for the Electrophysics and Technology MBA degrees.

During 1998-2005, he worked as a R&D engineer, expert consultant and instructor at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. During that timeframe he led major fiberoptic transmission system deployments.  During 2006-2007 worked as CTO at the Lucent Technologies Istanbul Office. 2008-2018 worked at Arkan & Ergin Corporate Finance, focusing startup valuation, development of Turkish startup ecosystem and growing the  technology transfer environment.  Since 2019 has been working at Atabay Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals as director responsible for R&D and innovation.  Academically, teaching MBA students on technology and innovation management at Koç University since 2012.

He is the founding President of MIT Enterprise Forum in Turkey, was member at the Advisory Board of the Endeavor Turkey and founding Board member of the Ege University Technopark. He has been Chairman of the Board at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and also the Vice-President at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) responsible for Switzerland.

Currently serving as the Board Member at the Global Relations Forum, at the University Industry Relationships Platforms, and at Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center.