• 2020 Izmir Business Days

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RUHSAR PEKCAN

MINISTER OF TRADE
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Born in Manisa/Turkey in 1958.Graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1980 and completed her graduate studies at the same faculty.

Mrs. PEKCAN started her professional career at TSKB- Industrial Development Bank of Turkey in 1981 and served as General Manager and Board Member of different companies.In harmony with her professional achievements, Mrs. PEKCAN played important roles in NGOs. She was the Co-Chairperson of Turkish-Syrian Business Council, Board Member of Turkish-Libyan and Turkish-Iraq Business Councils.

Moreover, Mrs. PEKCAN undertook active roles about creating awareness and promoting women entrepreneurship in Turkey. In that vein, She served as the Vice Chairwoman of Woman Entrepreneurs’ Board of TOBB (The Unìon of Chambers and Commodity Exchange of Turkey), member of Istanbul Women Entrepreneurs Committee in ITO (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce), Board Member of Woman Entrepreneurs of ECO-CCI (Economic Cooperation Organization Chamber of Commerce and Industry).Mrs. PEKCAN received the IWEC (International Women Entrepreneur Challenge) award, which was given by Barcelona/Manhattan/New Delhi chamber of commerce in 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Moreover, she was selected as the Global Ambassador of IWEC (International Women Entrepreneur Challenge) in 2012.

She is one of the founding members of BPW (Business Professional Women) Istanbul Club.

Mrs. PEKCAN speaks English, she is married with two children.

On July 10th 2018, she was appointed as the Minister of Trade at the 1st cabinet of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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MOULAY HAFİD ELALAMY

MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND GREEN AND DIGITAL ECONOMY
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Mr. Moulay Hafid ELALAMY, who was appointed by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI on 9 October 2019, Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy, was born on 13 January 1960 in Marrakesh.

Holding a degree in Information Systems from the University of Sherbrooke, where he also served as Governor of the Faculty of Administration, Mr. Moulay Hafid ELALAMY began his professional career in Canada as a senior advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Quebec before occupying the position of Director of Information Systems at a Canadian insurance company.

On returning to Morocco, Mr Moulay Hafid ELALAMY joined the ONA Group where he occupied two senior positions: Secretary General of the group, and General Manager of the insurance subsidiary.

In 1995, he created his own company, which will become a key operator in the service industry (finance, insurance, assistance, consumer credit), and will acquire two of the largest Moroccan insurance companies and a pan-African insurance group.

He is also Vice President of the Moroccan Federation of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies and a member of the investment committee of the Moroccan Inter-professional Pension Fund.

Mr. Moulay Hafid ELALAMY has launched two programmes to encourage business start-ups : the Sherpa club that actively participates in the development of long-term competitive and job-creating structures in Morocco, and the MHE Young Entrepreneurs competition which provides financial support and coaching for young project leaders in creating their companies.

A well-known figure in the Moroccan economic and social world, Mr. Moulay Hafid ELALAMY presided over the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises from 2006 to 2009.

Mr. Moulay Hafid ELALAMY is a member of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, and treasurer of the Lalla Salma Foundation, for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

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MANLİO Dİ STEFANO

ITALY'S DEPUTY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
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PERSONAL INFORMATIONS

Place of birth: Palermo (Sicily) Italian citizenship

Date of birth: 16/05/1981

Gender: M

Marital status: Married

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Date: from 13 June 2018

Position held: Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Main responsibilities:

Employer: Italian Republic

Sector: Politics

Date: from June 2013 - to date

Position held: Member of the Italian Delegation to the Council of Europe

Main responsibilities: Member of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Refugees,e Chairman of the Sub-Committee for Refugees, Children and Youth migrants.

Employer: Italian Republic

Sector: Politics

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YAVUZ SELİM KÖŞGER

GOVERNOR OF IZMIR
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M. TUNÇ SOYER

MAYOR OF IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
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Born in Ankara in 1959, Tunç Soyer has lived in Izmir since his early childhood..

After graduating from Bornova Anatolian Highschool as a boarder, he completed his university degree at the Ankara University Faculty of Law. During this time, he worked as a correspondent in the Turkish News Agency. He has also translated a work on the tragedy of women in immigrant camps into Turkish.

2Tunç Soyer has a Master’s Degree on “International Relations” from Webster College in Switzerland and on the “European Unìon” from Dokuz Eylül University. Being a fluent English and French speaker, in 1991, he founded a holiday village in Seferihisar that is still in operation. He was an active manager in the tourism sector for nine years.

In 2003, he became a Consultant of the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Ahmet Piriştina on the obtainable financial resources of the European Unìon and has strengthened his experiences on the economy and social life of Izmir within this period. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the Director of Foreign Relations of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, he was appointed as the General Secretary of EXPO Izmir.

In 2009 he was elected as the Mayor of Seferihisar and carried on this task for two terms. He has implemented the international local-scale development model Cittaslow (Slow City) first to Seferihisar and then introduced it to the seven geographical areas of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In 2013, he was appointed the Vice President of the Cittaslow Unity centered in Italy, became the Chairman of the Board of SODEM (Social Democrat Municipalities Association) in 2014, was elected as a Board Member of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in July 2019, and in October 2019 he was elected vice-chairman of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Regional Governments Assembly. Along with these duties, he has been elected as the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality at the local elections held in March 2019. He is married and has two daughters.

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AYŞE ASYA

AMBASSADOR
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MAHMUT ÖZGENER

PRESIDENT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF IZMIR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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President of the Executive Board of İzmir Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Unìon of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

President of Board of Trustees of İzmir University of Economics

President of the Executive Board of İzmir Chamber of Commerce Educational and Health Foundation

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IŞINSU KESTELLİ

CHAIRPERSON OF İZMİR COMMODITY EXCHANGE 

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ENDER YORGANCILAR

AEGEAN REGION CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY PRESIDENT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
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Ender YORGANCILAR, born in İzmir in 1957, has been a Member of the Assembly of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) since 1994 and served as Member of the Executive Board for six years, President of Assembly between 2005-2008 and has been President of the Executive Board since 2009. He served as a Member of the Executive Board of the Unìon of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) for 2009-2013 period and was elected for TOBB’s Executive Board as the Vice President for 2013-2018 period

Besides being the Senior Consultant to the President of TOBB, a member of the General Administrative Board of TOBB and the President of various affiliates of TOBB for 2018-2022 period; he is at the same the Co-Chair of Turkey - Germany Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO).

YORGANCILAR, who believes that he can fulfill his duty of loyalty to his country by serving the best, and who is a member of the board of directors in many institutions and organizations in the local area, has also been granted many awards for his successful works and services in finding solutions for the issues of the industrialists.

Yorgancılar made concrete contributions to Izmir in the fields of health and education; which are the basic needs of a society and in alignment with his beliefs that only the countries which have their own technology can truly be independent and Turkey has to be among the technology producing countries in order to make the country’s economy competitive to international standards and furthermore reduce the current deficit, established Izeltas Research and Development Center which has achieved great and rarely seen success in Turkey.

Yorgancılar is married, has a son and a grandson.

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JAK ESKİNAZİ

COORDINATOR CHAIRMAN OF AEGEAN EXPORTERS’ ASSOCIATIONS
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Coordinator Chairman of Aegean Exporters’ Associations

Chairman of Aegean Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association

Jak Eskinazi was born in İzmir, in 1954. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Civil Engineering. He presently acts as Chairman of Pergamon Status Foreign Trade Company, Roteks Textile Export Company and Spot Textile Company.

Eskinazi is still Honorary Consul of Israel, Member of Assembly at Izmir Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of IZFAS and Board Member of EGEV.

Jak Eskinazi is married and he has one daughter, two grandchildren. He has a good command of English.

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EMRE KIZILGÜNEŞLER

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE IZMIR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Emre Kızılgunesler is a graduate of Ege University Food Engineering. He founded Farbe Tekstil in 1996, served as Coordinator Vice-President of the Aegean Exportes's Associations between 2014-2018 and President of the Aegean Clothing and Apparel Exporters Association between 2010-2018. He is a delegate of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly since 2006 and the Vice-President of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce since 2018. He speaks English and Spanish.

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TAMER KIRAN

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TURKISH CHAMBER OF SHIPPING
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He was born in Istanbul in 1969. Graduated from Behçet Kemal Çağlar High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from Faculty of Economics of Anadolu University. He received his Diploma in Maritime Management from London City College. In 1990, he began to work in Kıran Holding, a family company which operates in the field of ship owner and shipyard affairs. He is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Kıran, was elected as the 8th Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping on April 8th, 2018. Along with this assignment, he is also assuming his office as the Vice President of the Board of Directors in the Unìon of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey.

Apart from these assignments, he is also;

- Chairman of Board of Directors, Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TUDEV)

- Chairman of Board of Trustees, Piri Reis University,

- Board Member of the Turkish Shipowners Employers’ Unìon,

- Board Member of the Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA),

- Executive Committee Member in Turkey-Malta Business Council (DEİK).

Other than these assignments, he was also;

- Board Member of the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation between 2006 and 2014,

- Board Member of the Economic Development Foundation between 2007 and 2014,

- Board Member of the Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club (BJK) between 2012 and 2013,

- Board Member of the "International Chamber of Shipping" as the representative of "Turkish Chamber of Shipping" between 2011 and 2014,

- Chairman of the Turkish Shipowners Employers’ Unìon between 2014 and 2018.

Tamer Kıran speaks English. He is married and has three children.

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HAYATİ ERTUĞRUL

PRESIDENT OF AEGEAN CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
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He was born in 1953 in Salihli and graduated from Social Sciences Department of Balıkesir Necati Education Institute. He is working in textiles sector since 1986. He is still the Vice President of the Board in IZSIAD, Member of the Board in BASIFED, President of the Professional Committee of EBSO Ready wear industry. He is also the President of Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association.

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ŞADAN KAPTANOĞLU

BIMCO CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
İMEAK DENİZ TİCARET ODASI YÖNETİM KURULU BAŞKAN YARDIMCISI
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Şadan Kaptanoglu is a shipowner and a shipyard owner. She is chief executive officer of Kaptanoglu Shipping.

She completed her Phd in De Montfort University after she graduated from Cass Business School, MSC Shipping,Finance and Trade.

On 14th of May 2019 at the BIMCO General Meeting in Athens, Sadan was elected as President of BIMCO thereby becoming the first woman to reach that position.

Sadan Kaptanoglu is the chairperson of TURMEPA and vice president of INTERMEPA. She is vice chairperson of Turkish Chamber of Shipping as well. Sadan is the first winner of Seatrade young person of the year award in 2008. She is married, has two daughters.

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PROF. DR. ENDER BULGUN

DEAN OF İZMİR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN
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She graduated from Ege University, Department of Textile Engineering. After graduation, she worked at design and pattern departments of various Ready-to-Wear companies. She completed her graduate degree in Textile Engineering Ready-to-Wear option program in 1990 at Ege University. During her graduate degree studies, she attended Dokuz Eylül University-Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile Design. She completed her doctoral degree at Department of Ready-to-Wear in 1994. She started her academic career as an assistant professor at Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Textile Engineering in 1997. She was promoted to associate professorship in 2004 and professorship in 2009 at the same university. Among her interests are ready-to-wear technology, fashion design, CAD systems, smart clothing and designs.

She conducted courses on fashion design at Department of “Fashion Design”, which was co-established with “FIT” at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design during 2005-2007.

During 2008-2009, she organized the entire academic programs as a fashion design program course leader at Istanbul Fashion Academy, established as part of The General Secretariat of Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Associations.

She conducted undergraduate courses in Fashion Design, Technical Textiles, Computer Aided Pattern Design, and she conducted graduate and postgraduate courses in CAD/CAM Systems, Smart Clothing Technologies and Applications, Design and Production Development in Textile Engineering.

She currently provides counselling and execution for TUBITAK-TEYDEB and SANTEZ projects. 34 out of 60 of her articles were published abroad. She also worked as an ERASMUS coordinator at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Engineering at 2010-2012.

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ABDULLAH SALKIM

BOARD MEMBER OF İZMİR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PRESIDENT OF FASHION, TEXTILE AND READY-MADE SELLER’S SITE.
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Abdullah Salkım was born in 1971. He has been working in the textile industry for more than 35 years. He is the board member of İzmir Chamber of Commerce and President of Fashion, Textile and Ready-Made Seller’s Site.

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BAHAR GÜÇLÜ

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF TRADE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AND EUROPEAN Unìon 
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Bahar Güçlü is Deputy Director General at DG for International Agreements and EU Affairs of the Ministry of Trade since January 2020. She is responsible for overseeing Turkey-EU trade relations and relations and FTA negotiations with Asia-Pacific countries.

Working at the Ministry of Trade since 2004, from 2013 to 2017, she served as a Trade Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU; and from 2018 to 2020, as Head of Department of the Single Market, Competition and Technical Legislation.

Mrs. Güçlü has publications on the Lisbon Treaty, EU Trade Policy and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

She holds an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick and a BS in Business Administration from the Hacettepe University. She speaks English and French fluently.

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GÖZDE HACIOSMANOĞLU

GÜMRÜK VE TİCARET UZMANI/TİCARETİN KOLAYLAŞTIRILMASI ŞUBE MÜDÜR VEKİLİ
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She was born in 1980 in Ankara. After completing her primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara, she graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics. She completed her postgraduate study (MBA) in the United States sponsored by a state scholarship in 2017.

After beginning to work as an Assistant Auditor at the Ministry of Finance, she continued her career as a Customs and Trade Expert at the Ministry of Customs and Foreign Trade.

She is currently living in İzmir and working as the Branch Manager for Trade Facilitation at the Aegean Regional Directorate of Customs and Foreign Trade.

She is married and has one child

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MEHTAP ARDIÇ TİREN

BRANCH MANAGER FOR FOREIGN TRADE, TARIFFS, VALUES AND TAXES
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She was born in 1982 in Ankara. After completing her primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara, she graduated from Gazi University, , Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. She has economics and business administiration (double major) bachelors degree.

After beginning to work as an Assistant Customs Expert at the Ministry of Finance, she continued her career as a Customs and Trade Expert at the Ministry of Customs and Foreign Trade. In 2007, she started to work as an assistant customs expert at the Undersecretariat of Customs and was appointed to the customs expert staff in 2010. During the period she has assigned in different service units, she has worked on several customs issues such as collection and reimbursement of customs taxes, electronic customs procedures, trade facilitation procedures and transit operations and she took part in authorized economic operator (AEO) project.

She is currently living in İzmir and working as the Branch Manager for Foreign Trade, Tariffs, Values and Taxes Department at the Aegean Regional Directorate of Customs and Foreign Trade.

She is married with one child and has a good level of English proficiency.

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YUSUF ÖZTÜRK

CHAIRPERSON OF İZMİR BRANCH OF İSTANBUL AND MARMARA, AEGEAN, MEDITERRANEAN, BLACKSEA REGIONS (IMEAK) CHAMBER OF SHIPPING
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Mr. Yusuf Ozturk was born in Yozgat/Turkey in 01.11.1968. After finishing his primary, middle and high school in various cities of Turkey, he earned his B.A. degree in Maritime Business and Management from Maritime Faculty of Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir/Turkey. After completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Ozturk started his professional life in Marti Link Container Company as a trainee then he became the Chairman of the Board of the same company.

Mr. Ozturk was elected as a Board Member of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping Izmir Branch in 2001. At the same time, he served as a Member of the Assembly of Turkish Chamber of Shipping as a representative of Turkish Chamber of Shipping Izmir Branch. Yusuf Ozturk elected as Chairman of the Board of Turkish Chamber of Shipping Izmir Branch in May, 2013.

Mr. Ozturk is the Honorary and Advisory Board Member of Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGIAD), Chairman of the Board of Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA) Izmir Branch, Vice Chairman of the Board of Dokuz Eylul University Foundation, Board Member of Izmir Development Agency, Federation and Member of Marine Tourism Work Shop established by Turkish Chamber of Shipping.

Mr. Ozturk is married and he speaks English.

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EMRE ELDENER

PRESIDENT OF ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING AND LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS(UTİKAD)
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Mr. Emre Eldener, born in 1969 in Eskisehir Turkey, undertook the Presidency of UTIKAD as of November 2016 and he is re-elected in UTIKAD’s General Assembly held in November 2018.

After having graduated from high school in Eskisehir in 1987, he completed his B.Sc. in Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 1991. Mr. Eldener also holds an MBA degree in International Business from Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, OH.

Mr. Eldener, who worked in the USA between 1991 and 1997 in the field of international trading and manufacturing engineering, joined KITA Logistics in 1998. He is currently a shareholder and the CEO of the company. KITA has 10 offices in 5 countries and provides logistics services.

In addition, Mr. Eldener

• is a Disciplinary Board Member of Chamber of Shipping,

• is a Supervisory Board Member of the Services Exporters’ Association within Turkish Exporters Assembly,

• is the Logistics Committee Vice President of the Services Exporters’ Association within Turkish Exporters Assembly.,

• He is married with two children.

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PROF. DR. DURMUŞ ALİ DEVECİ

DEAN OF DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY MARITIME FACULTY
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D. Ali DEVECİ completed his undergraduate education in Dokuz Eylül University School of Maritime Business and Management (now known as Maritime Faculty) in 1993 and became one of the first graduates of the school.

Having worked in the field of ship management in the maritime industry for a while after graduation, D.Ali DEVECİ started to work as a research assistant in the School of Maritime Business and Management in 1994. Dr. Deveci had his master’s degree in field of “international Business” in 1996 at Dokuz Eylul University Graduate School of Social Sciences and received his PhD in 2002 from Istanbul University Institute of Marine Sciences and Management in the field of "Maritime Business Management".

Dr. DEVECİ, having founded the School of Maritime Business and Management Alumni Association (now DEFMED) served as the chair of this association for two terms.

Dr. DEVECİ had the associate professorship degree in 2009 in the "Marketing Discipline" and appointed as professor at Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty in 2014. Having undertaken administrative and academic duties at various levels of the Faculty, Dr. D. Ali DEVECİ is currently the Acting Dean of the Maritime Faculty at Dokuz Eylül University and Chair of the Maritime Business Administration Department. He is also member of the Executive Board of the Graduate School Social Sciences at Dokuz Eylül University.

Prof. Dr. D. Ali DEVECİ has published many scientific researches and books in the fields of shipping, international maritime transport, multimodal transport, international marketing, international logistics and port management. Prof.DEVECİ also took part in the workshops and special expertise commissions in the fields of Logistics, Transportation and Shipping.

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STEVE YOUNG

PRESIDENT OF BOSCH TURKEY AND MIDDLE EAST
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Steven Young, President of the Bosch Group in Turkey and Middle East, was born in 1964. Young studied engineering at University of Wollongong in Australia, continued his education at University of Technology in Sydney and at Australian Institute of Management attaining his postgraduate degree in management at Deakin University.

Steven Young started his career at Mannesmann Australia in 1988 as a Special Projects Engineer, performing various functions until 1994, including the headquarter of Mannesmann Rexroth in Germany. In 1995 at the age of 30, Young was assigned as Managing Director at Mannesmann Rexroth Turkey. In 2001 after the acquisition of Rexroth by Bosch, Young became the Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth Turkey.

Since 2011 until today, Young is the President of the regional Bosch Group in both Turkey and Middle East.

From February 2015, Young became G20/B20 2015 Turkey Employment Task Force Co-Chair and as of November 2015, he began to hold the presidency of Turkey-Germany Business Council, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK). Between 2013 and 2016, he was assigned as Vice President of AHK (German-Turkish Chamber of Industry and Commerce). Between 2013 and 2019 he was assigned as a member of the executive board and as Vice President of YASED (International Investors Association), founding member of TUSIAD/TCCI (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association) and German High School Board of Directors.

Steven Young speaks Turkish, English and German fluently. He is married and has 2 children.

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HÜSEYİN GELİS

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF SIEMENS TURKEY
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Starting his career in 1976 at the Siemens manufacturing facility focusing on telecommunication, Gelis worked in R&D, production, PBX systems, planning, logistics organization, and strategic purchasing groups successively. Assigned to Siemens India as CFO and Vice President in 2000, Hüseyin Gelis was selected one of the “Top 10 CFOs” within the Fortune 500 companies in Business Today’s list of 2005. He was assigned as the CEO and President of Siemens Turkey on October 1, 2007. As Chief Executive Officer, Hüseyin Gelis is responsible for overall strategic management and leadership for all Siemens activities in Turkey.

In 2015, he took over the Presidency of TÜSİAD’s Germany Network and became a member to the G20/B20 Turkey Digitalization Task Force. Hüseyin Gelis is also a Board Member of YASED since 2017 and the Vice Chairman as of February 2019. Hüseyin Gelis signed PWN’s CEO Manifesto in Support of Social Gender Equality in 2018 and became an Equality Ambassador. He also acts as a Member of High Advisory Board of Darüşşafaka Association.

Gelis was rewarded the Order of Merit by the German President for his contributions to building economic, political and cultural bonds between Turkey and Germany.

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KÜBRA ERMAN KARACA

PRESIDENT OF TÜBİSAD INFORMATICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
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Kübra Erman KARACA, CTO (Chief Technology Officer), TFI Tab Gıda Yatırımları A.Ş. Ege Üniversitesi Matematik ve Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Yüksek Lisans Programı mezunu K.Erman Karaca 1983-1984 yılları arasında Ege Üniversitesi Bilgisayar Mühendisliği bölümünde Araştırma Görevlisi olarak görev yaptı. Ardından Finans Çözümleri ve Teknolojileri konusunda sırasıyla Yapı Kredi Bankası - Bilpa’da uygulama yazılım uzmanı ve sistem programcısı, Garanti Bankası - Garanti Teknoloji’de yazılım geliştirme müdürü, Akbank – Aknet yeni bankacılık projesi koordinatörü olarak çalıştı. Doğuş Grubunun Kurumsal Bankacılık alanında faaliyet gösteren bankası Körfezbank’ta, Bilgi Teknolojileri’nden sorumlu Genel Müdür Yardımcısı olarak görev yaptı. Aynı dönem içerisinde Doğuş Grubu ve Bankalarının BPR, IT Unification, Operation Unification, E-Banking ve E-Business projelerinde üst düzey yönetici olarak görev aldı.

2014 yılları arasında Tradesoft CEO görevini üstlendiği dönemde Tradesoft, dört yıl üst üste olmak üzere 5 kez Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Turkey programında yer aldı. Karaca halen TFI ( Tab Food Investments ) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) olarak görev yapmaktadır.

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M. EMRE SEMİZ

T.C. TUNUS BÜYÜKELÇİLİĞİ TİCARET MÜŞAVİRİ
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M. Emre SEMİZ, born in 1989 in Samsun, started his career in 2013 at the Ministry of Economy after graduating from Ankara University, Department of Economics in 2012. He completed his postgraduate education on "Human Relations" at Ankara University between 2016-2018. Since November 2019, Mr. Semiz, has been working at Turkish Embassy of Tunis, as the Commercial Counselor.

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ELİF BERRAK TAŞYÜREK

T.C. BARSELONA BAŞKONSOLOSLUĞU TİCARET ATAŞESİ
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Elif Berrak TAŞYÜREK, born in 1983 in Ankara, graduated from the Middle East Technical University International Relations Department in 2005 and completed her postgraduate studies on European Unìon studies at Leiden University, Holland in 2006. Ms. Taşyürek, since January 2018, she works as the Trade Attaché of the Consulate General of Barcelona.

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SERDAR ALPER

T.C. MARSİLYA BAŞKONSOLOSLUĞU TİCARET ATAŞESİ
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Serdar ALPER, born in 1980 in Istanbul, graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Economics in 2002, and he had two masters’s degrees from Marmara University and City University of London in the fields of EU economics and microeconomics. He started his career at the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade in 2007. After working as an economist at the OECD Secretariat in Paris between 2011-2013, he completed his PhD degree in Ecomomics at Hacettepe University. Mr. Alper has been serving as the Commercial Attaché of the Consulate General of Marseille since July, 2018.

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MEHMET GÜNEŞ

T.C. KAHİRE TİCARET MÜŞAVİRİ
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Mehmet GÜNEŞ, born in 1985 in Ankara, graduated from METU Mechanical Engineering Department in 2010 and started his career in the same year in the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade as it was called at that time. GÜNEŞ, who worked in the Department of Industry at the General Directorate of Exports between 2010-2018, took the position of the Cairo Commercial Counselor between 2018-2022 and is still in this position.

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MALİK BELHAN

T.C. ROMA BÜYÜKELÇİLİĞİ TİCARET MÜŞAVİRİ
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Born in 1982 in Elazig, Malik BELHAN started his career in 2010 at the Ministry of Economy after graduating from Başkent University, Department of Political Science and International Relations in 2005. Between 2015-2016, he did his postgraduate studies in Milano Bocconi University on MBA. Mr. BELHAN has been working as the Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Rome since November 2019.

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ADEM BAŞAR

T.C. TİCARET BAKANLIĞI İÇ TİCARET GENEL MÜDÜRÜ
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He was born in 1976 in Ordu / Korgan. He completed his primary education in Korgan, middle and high school education in Ordu. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration in 1998. He completed Public Administration Master Program in Institute of Public Administration for Turkey and the Middle East in 2010. In 2011, he was assigned to England for 1 year professional review.

He started his career in 1998 as an Domestic Trade Trainee Controller at the Former Ministry of Industry and Trade. After working as a Controller and Chief Controller in the same unit, he worked as a Chief Inspector within the Former Ministry of Customs and Trade in 2011. Subsequently, after serving as head of department between 2011-2015 and deputy general manager between 2015-2020 at the General Directorate of Domestic Trade, he was appointed General Manager by proxy on 3.3.2020.

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MUSTAFA İLKER ÖZDEM

TICARET BAKANLIĞI İHRACAT GENEL MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ KOBI VE KÜMELENME DESTEKLERI DAIRESI BAŞKANI
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KİŞİSEL BİLGİLER

Doğum Tarihi: 3/8/1979

Doğum Yeri: Ankara/Türkiye

Medeni Durumu: Evli, 2 çocuk sahibi

YAPTIĞI GÖREVLER

Ticaret Bakanlığı,

- İhracat Genel Müdürlüğü Daire Başkanı 2020 Mayıs

- KOBİ ve Kümelenme Destekleri Daire Başkanlığı

- Markalaşma ve Ar-Ge Destekleri Dairesi Başkanlığı (Vekaleten)

Ticaret Bakanlığı, İhracat Genel Müdürlüğü Ticaret Uzmanı 2018 Eylül- 2020 Mayıs

- Makina, Otomotiv, Elektrik ve Elektronik Ürünleri Dairesi Başkanlığı

- İhracat Ana Planı proje ekibi - Markalaşma ve Ar-Ge Destekleri Dairesi Başkanlığı

T.C. Pekin Büyükelçiliği Ticaret Müşaviri 2014 Ağustos- 2018 Ağustos

Ekonomi Bakanlığı (mülga) ve Dış Ticaret Müsteşarlığı (mülga), İhracat Genel Müdürlüğü 2001 Aralık – 2014 Ağustos

- Şube Müdürü V. (Tarım Ürünleri Dairesi Başkanlığı)

- Dış Ticaret Uzmanı (Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon Ürünleri D.Bşk.,

- Kimya ve Özel İhracat D.Bşk.,

- Fuarlar ve Ticaret Heyetleri D.Bşk.,

- Özel İhracat D.Bşk.,

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S. YAMAN ALPATA


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Yaman Alpata is growth-focused, disruptive corporate entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ work experience in successfully building new businesses, forming partnerships and creating new revenue streams in digital ecosystems. He graduated from Alman Lisesi in 1998 and Boğaziçi University in 2002 with a major in Economics. After starting his career at Deloitte as a consultant, he worked for Turkcell, Dogan Holding and Turk Telekom, Turkey’s top companies, mainly in marketing and business development. As a corporate entrepreneur, Yaman assumed leadership roles at the foundation and later development of leading brands such as Iddaa, Nesine, D-Smart and Tivibu. Later, he overtook senior roles in Turkey’s booming ecommerce ecosystem in Trendyol and Hepsiburada. Yaman lead Turkey’s first major Black Friday campaign “Efsane Cuma” in 2016 which was a milestone in Turkish e-commerce history and launched the cross border e-commerce initiative for Hepsiburada.

In 2019, Yaman moved to China upon a job offer from Alibaba Group, He is now based in Hangzhou, at the Alibaba Group Headquarters, heading the globalization of AliExpress for Turkey and Middle East region.

Yaman speaks English and German fluently, started learning Chinese, is married and has one daughter.

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PROF. DR. MUSTAFA TANYERİ

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GENERAL SECRETARY
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Professor Doctor Mustafa Tanyeri was born on the 21st April, 1956 in İzmir. He completed his BA degree in 1978 at Business Faculty of the Aegean University and his Master Degree in 1980. He obtained the title of Doctorate in 1986, Associate Professor & Lecturer in 1991 and Professor in 2007. He served as Director of the Regional Development and Business Sciences Research Center at the Dokuz Eylül University, Director of Lifelong Learning Center, Deputy Dean of the Business Faculty and Chair of the International Relations and International Business Departments. He worked in EU, UNDP and World Bank projects. He lectured as visiting professor at the Hamburg University in 1987. He carried the task of Secretary General of the Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGİAD) from 1992 to 2018. He is the Secretary General of the İzmir Chamber of Commerce since the 24th April, 2018. He is married and father of one daughter. He speaks English.

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ATAKAN ÖZDEMİR

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF TRADE
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EDUCATION

  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) / Concentration in International Relations and Int’l Trade Law Honors: Awarded full scholarship by Turkish Prime Ministry / Bologna, ITALY Washington DC, USA, (2003-2005)
  • Ankara University Faculty of Political Science / International Relations / Ankara, TURKEY(1986-1991)

Experience

  • Ministry of Trade / Head of Department (Department of Dispute Settlement and Regional Trade Agreements) / Ankara, Turkey (2020- )
  • Ministry of Trade / Head of Department ( Department of Turkic Republics and CIS Countries) / Ankara, Turkey (2018-2020)
  • Ministry of Economy / Foreign Trade Expert / Ankara, TURKEY (2015-2018)
  • Turkish Embassy, / Commercial Counsellor / Vienna, AUSTRIA (2011- 2015)
  • Turkish Prime Ministry, Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade / Head of Department / Ankara, TURKEY (2009-2011)
  • Halkbank Turkey, / Expert in Treasury Management and Int’l Relations Departments / Ankara, TURKEY(1992-1996)

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AYŞE AYŞİN IŞIKGECE

TİGEM - TARIM İŞLETMELERİ GENEL MÜDÜRÜ
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Ayşe Ayşin Işıkgece was born in 1968 in Ankara. She graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics in 1990. She completed her MBA at Istanbul University in 1992.

She started her career as a Purchasing Assistant at GİMA A.Ş. between 1991-1995. Afterward, she worked as Purchasing Assistant at Metro Cash& Carry between 1996-2016 and in 2016, completed her then-job as the Purchasing Group Manager responsible for fresh products. Between 2016 and 2018, she served as an Executive Committee Member at CarrefourSA and as CarrefourSA Food Category Executive Vice President.

Having developed many agricultural projects and also a member of Turkey Research Network of Local Products and Geographical Indications (YÜcİTA), Ayşe Ayşin Işıkgece especially carried out “Products with Geographical Signs Project” and Metro Cash & Carry has won more than 10 awards as a result of this project. Besides, the project has been also awarded by Our Dear President of the Republic in the field “The Market with the Most Local Values”.

Işıkgece was appointed as TİGEM’s Director-General and Chairwoman on 18 August 2018. Işıkgece is fluent in English. She is married and has one child.

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SERDAR KUZULOĞLU

TREND AVCISI
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PROF. DR. YAŞAR UYSAL

PROFESSOR OF DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
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BURAK SERTBAŞ


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He was born in Amasya in 1964 and completed his university degree at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, department of management in 1985. He worked as a marketing manager in İzmir Cement Factory between the years 1985 and 1992. He founded Demoteks Tekstil in 1992,and currently leads the company. He was the Vice President of the Board in Aegean Clothing Manufacturers’ Association from 2000 to 2010. He has been the Member of Assembly in the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry since 2009. From 2010 to 2018, he served as Vice President at Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association. He has been the President at Turkey Textile Apparel Leather Industry Technology Design Research and Development Foundation since 2014. He was the Audit Board Member at the Turkish Exporters Assembly between 2014 and 2018. He has been the chairman at Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association since 2018. He speaks English as a second language and he has two children.

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DOC. DR. MUHİTTİN HAKAN DEMİR

İZMİR EKONOMİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ İŞLETME FAKÜLTESİ LOJİSTİK YÖNETİMİ BÖLÜM BAŞKANI
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OMAR MORO

ASCAME VICE PRESIDENT
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