İpek Cem Taha is Director of Columbia Global Centers, Istanbul. She is a businesswoman, journalist, and an active board member of leading Turkish and international organizations. İpek is also a Trustee of Robert College of Istanbul and of Işık University. She has also been a board member of the International Advisory Council of Columbia University. İpek holds an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business and an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs.