As a sub-group of IFA, Young IFA was established on an initiative adopted in 2005 particularly for young members in the early stages of their career in the framework of IFA’s general objectives. The Committee consisting of young IFA members is committed to developing, proposing and implementing ideas and programs, both at the Branch level and worldwide, to make IFA still more attractive to young members.

The Committee will:

  • facilitate communication among young members (incl. LL.M. candidates and Phd. Students);
  • initiate and support activities and programs aiming primarily at young members;
  • identify opportunities for increased participation of young members in IFA.
  • work towards providing local and global discussion forums for young tax professionals throughout the world.

For this purpose, IFA headquarters has highly encouraged the establishment of Young IFA organizations within country branches. In line with this objective, Ege Berber and Altan Rençber have been selected as the founders of Turkey’s first Young IFA group as a result of the voting in the general assembly in 2014.

Having started working immediately after its incorporation, Young IFA has initiated and still successfully continues a series of presentation which combines the perspectives of practitioner-academic-authority by means of its organizations titled “New Theses, Young Voices”.

egeberberEge Berber Villeneuve graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian High School. She graduated from Koç University Law School in 2009. She holds a master’s degree from Istanbul University Public Law and Goethe University Finance Law in Frankfurt. Since 2013, she has been studying for her doctorate degree in international tax law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She conducts her doctoral study focusing on the relation of expropriation and taxation in international investment agreements as a scholar of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and carries out her studies as a visiting researcher at Georgetown University as of 2016.

Altan Rençber graduated from V.K.V. Koç Private High School in 2006. In 2010, he graduated from Bilgi University Law School. He completed his master’s degree at Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Fiscal Law in 2012. He has been working on his doctorate degree from Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Public Law since 2012. As a scholar of TÜBİTAK, he conducts his doctoral studies at Leiden University Law School, Department of Criminal Law. He has been serving as a research assistant at Istanbul University Law School, Department of Fiscal Law since 2010.