The Atlantic Forum steering comittee has appointed Amb. Tacan Ildem as member of the Board of Recommendations per the 3rd of August 2021. The Atlantic Forum is greatly joyed with Amb. Ildem joining, due his exampelary role and leadership during his tenure as Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO between March 2016 and May 2020, during which engagement with youth was one of his top priorities.. 

About Amb. Ildem
Ambassador Ildem is a former senior Turkish diplomat. Since the start of his career in 1978, he has held positions involving multilateral and bilateral affairs. Before assuming the role of Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Ambassador Ildem served as Permanent Representative of Turkey to the OSCE in Vienna from 2011 until 2016

During this time as ASG PDD, NATO launched the #WeAreNATO, #NATOEngages and the NATO Engagement Facebook group - again demonstrating his focus on youth engagement.  Subsequently Ambassador Ildem played an important role in Secretary General Stoltenberg's NATO 2030 initiative. 

Board of Recommendation
The Board of Recommendation is a group of esteemed professionals or authority figures (professors, representatives of international organisations, global leaders, etc.) who agree to pose as the Atlantic Forum's advocates, in line with our #PastGen supporting #CurrentGen spirit.