Regional Manager, IsDB Group Regional Hub Turkey
Mr. Salah Jelassi
Mr. Salah Jelassi, is currently the Regional Manager at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Regional Hub in Turkey. Before being appointed to lead the launching of the IsDB Group Country Gateway Office in Turkey, Mr. Salah Jelassi has served for 14 years at the IsDB Group and has held various senior positions in the areas of economic research, trade, as well as development operations. His years of service as Technical Advisor to the President of the IsDB Group during the period 2007-2014 brought him unique exposure to the various development challenges and a profound understanding of strategic and policy issues in the IsDB Group Member Countries. Through high level policy dialogue with the country and by implementing innovative development solutions, he has successfully positioned the IsDB Group as one of the major development partners of Turkey.
In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Jelassi also served in various positions, including academia, research, training, and finance. He has pursued his Ph.D. studies in Economics after obtaining a master’s degree in Economics from Bilkent University, Turkey, in 1996. He has attended several leadership and professional development courses from renowned training institutes such as Ashridge Business School, Thunderbird Executive Training, etc. Mr. Jelassi has also participated in many conferences, seminars, international meetings on various developmental issues.
Mr. Jelassi is a Tunisian national and fluent in Arabic (mother tongue), French, English, and Turkish. He is married and father of a daughter (19) and a son (16).