Prof. Dr. Melih Bulu worked at various sections of the private sector both as professional and entrepreneur. He has been working on city competitiveness projects for the last two decades. Since 2004, Dr. Bulu has been the General Secretary of International Competitiveness Research Institute (URAK), an NGO working on economic competitiveness of cities and regions. Melih Bulu teaches strategy related courses at Istinye University where he is the Rector of the University. His main interest areas are city competitiveness strategies, urban technologies and regional development. He has various publications in academic journals and popular media.