Pelin Yenigun Dilek obtained her bachelors degree in Economics from Bosphorus University, Istanbul in 1995, followed by a M.A. in Development Economics from University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K. After her internship in UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Vienna, she worked as an economist in Industrial Development Bank of Turkey and Global Securities between 1997-2003. In 2004, she obtained another masters degree from Leuven University, Belgium on International Business Economics. She worked in Garanti Bank, Istanbul as the chief economist until 2013.
Pelin is the founder of LongViewTurkey.com, an online platform dedicated to discussions on Turkey’s long-term macroeconomic development. She is also one of the founding partners of Sustineo Istanbul, which is a social entrepreneurship on environmental, social and corporate governance sustainability to mobilize and support business world, policy makers and communities.