Burak Sahin (President) is a technologist and biometrics expert at Deloitte with 18 patents on identification technology. He leads advisory and professional services for numerous clients in the federal government and the financial services industry. Mr. Sahin joined Deloitte after spending more than 18 years in various capacities at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Daon and most recently MicroStrategy, where he managed the research and product development team that built the biometric capability for the company’s mobile platform. Mr. Sahin received his MBA degree at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He also received B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, at Bogazici University and The Ohio State University, authoring and co-authoring research publications during his academic studies.
Mr. Sahin has appeared as a speaker in international panels and conferences on cyber security, identity, automotive systems and global strategy. He was a member of the Council of Graduate Students at Ohio State and served on the Interim Council of Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association during the organization’s establishment meeting in 2004. He was a member of the ATA-DC Board of Directors (2007-2012) and served as the editor of ATA-DC’s monthly publication. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Turkish Policy Center.
As a director on Ataturk Society’s Board since 2012, he authored and co-edited many statements and declarations for Ataturk Society; and assisted, moderated or emceed events supporting the organization, including the very first all-virtual annual event Ataturk Society hosted on May 19, 2020. Notably, he planned, designed and edited, among others, the well-received video documentary presentation An Odyssey of Enlightenment (Bir Aydinlanma Yolculugu) prepared and narrated by a tireless team of directors and volunteers on November 11, 2018. Mr. Sahin also led the extensive efforts that resulted in Ataturk Society’s successful affiliation with the United Nations Department of Public Information, emphasizing Ataturk’s universal principles and political philosophy as the perfect vehicle to deliver many of UN’s messages for democracy, human rights and its sustainable development goal.