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# Government

Deniz Gungen is a senior director based in the UK and the head of APCO’s Istanbul office. He has over 10 years of experience in policy, politics, and global affairs working in both domestic and foreign markets. Mr. Gungen leverages APCO’s integrated support and services to help clients navigate the complex global challenges that affect their business.

Mr. Gungen is part of APCO’s Tech and Global Solutions practices and specializes in assisting companies with their global positioning strategies and reputational issues. He has led high-stakes public affairs and risk management projects for corporations, non-profits, and advocacy campaigns across public and private sectors at various levels. He has also facilitated partnerships and coalitions in market-entry and crisis communications initiatives involving media, business, and public sector stakeholders.

Before joining APCO, Mr. Gungen advised the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) on developing strategies and policy recommendations to enhance international economic relations through business diplomacy. He also managed a range of multi-country technology services and international fundraising and marketing programs.

Dr. Gungen holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Boston University, with a focus on development and state-business relations, and a Master of Arts in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, with a focus on international trade and development. He has taught courses on European studies, political economy, industrialization, and development at Boston University, Tufts University, and Yeditepe University. He is fluent in English and Turkish.