Tunga Kiyak is the incoming Executive Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB). He served as the Managing Director of AIB from January 1, 2004 until December 31, 2019 before he transitioned to the Executive Director position.
Tunga also serves as an Outreach Director at the International Business Center (IBC) at Michigan State University. In this capacity, he provides consulting, training, and research services, primarily to small and medium-sized-enterprises (SMEs), on a wide variety of subjects including exporting, market entry strategy, global strategy development, international market research, and cross-cultural competencies. He was the founding curator of globalEDGE, an international business knowledge web-portal.
Tunga has been appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to the East Michigan District Export Council (EMDEC), an organization of leaders whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for Michigan firms.
In addition to having his research published in a variety of scholarly journals, Tunga is a frequent speaker to both professional and academic audiences including events organized by the American Marketing Association, the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Lansing Chamber of Commerce, the Michiana World Trade Club, NASBITE, SCORE, various District Export Councils, the National Association for Environmental Managers, and the Institute of Supply Management.
Tunga currently teaches multiple classes at Michigan State University, including the introductory survey class in International Business for the undergraduate program, and Data Analysis classes for both the Full-time MBA and the Executive MBA programs. His previous teaching experience also includes classes on a variety of topics such as international business, international marketing, managerial marketing, business statistics, statistical programming, and entrepreneurship.
Tunga holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey; an MBA in Marketing & Finance and a Ph.D. in Marketing & International Business, both from Michigan State University.