Ms. Zehra TASKESENLIOGLU was born in 1972, Erzurum. She is Deputy for Erzurum (Turkish Grand National Assembly). She is Member of AK Party’s Central Decision Executive Board, Spokesperson of the European Union Harmonization Committee and Head of Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Groups for Tanzania. Ms. Taskesenlioglu graduated from Uludağ University with Bachelor’s Degree in “Public Finance” in 1995, from Marmara University with Master Degree in “Economics” in 1997 and from Bahçeşehir University with Master Degree in “EU Relations” in 2009, from University of New Orleans with PhD Degree in “Financial Economy” in 2003. She had also Congress Internship experience in Center for EU Policy Studies & Luisss University in 2010. Ms. Taskesenlioglu has worked in several project-based jobs up to today. The main job experiences are in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality as advisor of Mayor, in Zeytinburnu Municipality and Eyüp Municipality as director and project manager, between 1999 and 2015. She has also implemented projects for NGOs such as Turkish Psychologists Association, International Organization for Migration and BEMBİRSEN (Union for Employees of Municipalities’ and Special Administrations’) in the fields of Social Dialogue, Migration, Women Entrepreneurship and several social works. Ms. Taşkesenlioğlu had also coordinated so many investments in Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania such as Power Generation with Mini-Refinery, Rehabilitation of Non-agricultural Land, Setting-up Operating System of Copper Mines and Setting-up Medical Distribution Network. Ms. Taskesenlioglu has membership of Turkey Branch of International Women Forum (IWF) as Vice President. She is also board member of Trade Chamber of Istanbul Division of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)-Trade Chamber of Istanbul, chairperson of Foreign Economic Relations Board Turkish-Rwandan Business Council, chairperson of Turkish Rwanda Business Council of DEIK and member of Independent Industrialists & Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD). Ms. Taşkesenlioğlu had also written books, articles and reports on migration integration, local governments, innovation at Public Sector, Social Dialogue Mechanisms, International Fund and Sources for Local Development and Turkey’s Service Export Report etc. Ms. Taşkesenlioğlu speaks English, French and Swahili.