Member of Board, Central Anatolia Grain, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters Association
She was born in 1955 in Mardin. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Breyer State University. She began her professional career in December 1974 at Garanti Bank. Subsequently, she joined Etsun Foreign Trade as Finance Manager. After serving as Assistant General Manager and General Manager, she has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. She is a member of Professional Business Women Association.
Asiye AY ÇELİK
Audit Board Member, Steel Exporters Association
She was born in 1974 in Netherlands. Starting her education life in Netherlands, she continued her education life in Turkey and graduated from Uludag University School of Foreign Languages Department. She started her career with a manufacturing firm in the steel sector and continued her career in Tezcan Galvaniz. She joined Tezcan Galvaniz in 1999 and she is still working as Commercial and Administrative Affairs Director. She is fluent in English, Dutch and German.
Aslı TÜRKÜN KARAÇOR
Member of Board, Uludag Textile Exporters Association
She completed her university studies at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in London on Textile Design. In 2001, she started to work in the design department of Vanelli, a family business. As of 2005, she is the manager of the R&D department and is responsible for the collections. Since 2009, she has been working as a Member of the Board of Directors and Marketing Director of Türkün Holding.
Audit Board Member, Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association
In 2009, she graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics. After the experience of international trade, in 2014 she continued her commercial activities in her own company, Asy Naturel Doğal Ürünler. She has been the Mersin representative of “Belki de Sensin Association” since 2016 and was elected as a board member in 2018.
Accounting Board Member, Istanbul Iron and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters Association
She was born in Istanbul in 1973 and graduated from the Department of Economics. After completing her education; she started her career in the family company operating in the aluminum industry. At the same time, she performs her duties in Turkey Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Istanbul Women Entrepreneurs Council as Vice Chairman and Member of Parliament of Istanbul Chamber of Industry.
Member of Board, Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters Association
She was born in 1974 in Istanbul. She graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Istanbul University. She started her career in 1998 as a corporate banking manager after completing the Executive Education Program of Iktisat Bank. She is the director of Supply Chain and Foreign Trade of Savola Food Industry. She is a member of TIM Foreign Relations, Fairs and Delegations Commission and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Vegetable Oil Industrialists.
Ayşe Melike ALPAY ÖZMEN
Member of Board, Aegean Mine Exporters Association
She was born in 1990 in Istanbul. After graduating from the German High School, she completed the Law School of Koç University and Economics Law master's degree in Galatasaray University. She, with her partner, has established the Minval brand - the second-generation brand of Alpay Mermer which is engaged in marble production and export - that designs marble and produces objects together. She is a member of Istanbul Bar Association, KAGIDER and Mugla Marble Association.
Audit Board Member, Istanbul Dried Fruit and Products Exporters Association
She was born in 1973 in Istanbul. She continued her education at Marmara University, Educational Sciences, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department and Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration, Institute of Behavioral Sciences. She worked in various educational institutions for ten years. In 2005, Netnut Gıda and later at Nova Tarım company. Presently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ünifarm Gıda Company.
Member of Board, Aegean Mine Exporters Association
She was born in 1982 in Elbistan. After graduating from Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, she completed an Executive MBA at Bilgi University. She worked in the Eurasia Research Center between 2005-2006 and worked on the Middle East. In 2010, she established Su Natural Stone Marble company. She still continues to serve as a General Manager in her company.
Member of Board, Ankara Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters Association
She was born in 1955. She is the partner and president of board of family business Prefi Prefabrik Yapı A.Ş. and BVB Construction, which was founded in 1995. She has completed many projects such as domestic and abroad turnkey prefabricated camping facilities, light steel houses and industrial buildings. She is the Vice President of TOBB Ankara Provincial Women's Board, member of KAİSDER, Turkish Structural Steel Association and KASİAD.
Burcu NOYAN ERDEBİL
Member of the Board, Uludag Textile Exporters Association
She was born in 1977 in Bursa. She is a graduate of Uludag University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics, many collections of her are offered for sale on site of Berteks Textile Inc.
Audit Board Member, Automotive Industry Exporters Association
She was born in 1988 in Bursa. In 2010, she graduated from Izmir University of Economics, Department of Business Administration and International Trade and Finance. She holds a Master's degree in Corporate and Financial Management from Lund University. She began her career as an independent auditor in the audit department of PWC Turkey in 2011. Since 2014, she continues to work in Elatek Rubber Industry and Trade Inc. company.
Çise CİĞER TÜRKOĞLU
Member of the Board, Istanbul Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association
She graduated from Bilkent University and SUNY Binghamton University in 2008 with a double diploma from the Department of Global and International Relations. She started her first business life in New York. She worked in various fields of family business, İntertem Ltd. ve İnterpalet Inc. She currently works in the fields of investment and business development and serves as the vice-chairman of the board of directors. She is a partner of TAYA Industrial Products Foreign Trade Ltd., located in Istanbul. She has been working at various non-governmental organizations such as HAYTAP Animal Rights Federation and TAİDER Turkey Family Businesses society.
Deputy Chairman, Aegean Aqua And Animal Products Exporters Association
She graduated from the Department of Physics at Middle East Technical University in 1971. She worked as a specialist at Ziraat Bankası School of Banking and Development General Directorate. She operated a patisserie in Ankara until 2000. She has been member of board at Derya Tavukçuluk A.Ş. which is a family business. She is still carrying on her jobs Chairman as Board at Izmir Egg Producers Association, Member of Board of Izmir Commodity Exchange, Member of Board at Turkey Egg Producers Association.
Member Of Board, Istanbul Dried Fruit Exporters Association
Born in Istanbul in 1980, Enise Didem Elmas graduated from the Department of Physics at Istanbul University. Having finished her postgraduate education at the Department of International Trade of Istanbul Commerce University, Didem Elmas started her working life and nowadays she has been working as a manager at Lokmas Gıda Company. She has been also carrying on her jobs as vice president at Dried Fruit Sector Council and member of TIM Broadcasting Council.
Member Of Board, Ship and Yacht Exporters Association
She was born in Istanbul in 1991. After having completed the high school education of Uskudar American High school in 2010, she graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University. After working for two years at an advocacy association, she completed her Business postgraduate at Kent University. She has been working as Contract Manager and Member of Board at Ada Denizcilik ve Tersanecilik A.Ş which is a family business since October 2017.
Emine Tuğba HAZAR
She was born in Izmir in 1979. She completed her university education at the Faculty of Business (English) at 9 Eylul University in 2000. She started to work during her education period and then maintained her job after graduation, she completed her internship period in an exporting and manufacturing company. In 2004, she founded Tuline Textile Company which belongs to her and is the Chairman of the company and president of the Fashion Design Competition Committee.
Member Of Board, Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association
She was born in Izmir in 1987. She completed her postgraduate education in Marketing at Bahçeşehir University. She started to work as a market research reporting specialist in Çaytaş Gıda company and then worked as a project executive in IPSOS Consulting Company. Also she works as a Member of Board at Oğuz Tekstil A.Ş. company since December-2015 and at BOSSA company.
Member Of Board, Istanbul Aqua And Animal Products Exporters Association
Born in 1980, Firdevs Külekçioğlu, started to work in 2001 at family business after graduating from the Department of International Trade at Uludag University and Department of Business at Anadolu University. Now she works as a Member of Board, Group Sagun which includes 8 companies producing in 10 separate facilities in various cities of Turkey, which is considered one of the best companies in Water Product Sector of the world.
Hatice Deniz KİBRİTÇİ
Member Of Board, Aegean Leather And Leather Products Exporters Association
Born in Ankara in 1968, Hatice Deniz Kibritçi graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ege University. She started to work as a manager at Sevimli Deri in 1996 and still she works as the Financial Manager of that company.
Handan KURT ALAGÖZ
Member Of Board, Istanbul Hazelnut and Hazelnut Products Exporters Association
Born in Ünye in 1983, Handan Kurt Alagöz graduated from the Department of Public Administration of the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University. She started to work as a manager at Istanbul Fındık. She still works as a Deputy Chairman and General Director of the Istanbul Fındık Inc.
Chairman of Mediterranean Aquatic and Animal Products Exporters Association
Born in Adana in 1977, Huriye Yamanyılmaz, completed her education in the department of Business at Çukurova University. After her education, she has been doing business in Aras Construction and Maysu company which belongs to her. She has been exporting for 4 years with the Maysu company. Huriye Yamanyılmaz, who is the Vice president of the Adana Businesswomen Association, is also the deputy of the TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Council.
Member Of Board, Istanbul Ferrous And Non- Ferrous Metals Exporters Association
She completed her master's degree in English Department of Business Economics at Istanbul University. She founded the department of export of the industrial facilities, carried out significant sales in the resource sector. She took an important part in the foundation of the Istanbul Gedik University associated with the Gedik Education Foundation. In 2007 she became Chairman of the Board Gedik Holding. She is still carrying on her job as Chairman of Board, Trustees at Istanbul Gedik University. She is a member of IIW International Resource Federation, EWA Europe Resource Association, TÜSİAD and Deputy Chairman of the DEİK Turkey-England Council.
Işılay REİS YORGUN
Member Of Board, Cereals Pulses Oil Seeds and Products Exporters Association
She was born in Istanbul in 1988. She completed the Master's Degree in Business with an achievement grant in Social Sciences Institution at Istanbul Kültür University. Between the years of 2006-2008, she carried out Public Relations activities. She worked in the Press Sector between 2009-2010. Now she has been working as a Member of Board at Reis agricultural family company. Also, she is awarded due to carried out projects of “Social Responsibility” and “Reputation Management”.
İpek TEYMUR KÜLEKÇİ
Southeast Anatolian Exporters Association
Member Of The Board Of Textile And Raw Materials Exporters Association
İpek TEYMUR KÜLEKÇİ was born on 7 January 1985 in Gaziantep, after completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Gaziantep College Foundation, she graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 2008. She went to America for education right after her graduation.
She completed her education in the USA in 2009 and became a member of Teymur Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.Ş., immediately integrated with the business life and started to work in the sales and marketing department, actively assuming duties and responsibilities. Subsequently, she worked in various units of Teymur Tekstil.
She is still successfully continuing her management role in Teymur Continental Hotel, one of the important pillar of Teymur Group of Companies to which she was appointed in 2013.
She is a member of the Gaziantep Young Businessmen Association and takes an active role in the management of the Gaziantep branch of the Turkish University Women Association.
İpek TEYMUR KÜLEKÇİ who is married and has two children, speaks English well.
Deputy Chairman, Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association
She was born in Bursa in 1969. She has completed her master's degree in Management. She started her career as a production engineer in Rekor Dokuma and later she started to work in Rova Tekstil and Esin Tekstil. Then she began to work in the Planning department of Unimoda in Şahinler Group. From 1992 onwards she worked in Bilkont Dış Ticaret first as a department manager, then as the General Manager. Between 2007-2017 she worked as a board member in Şahinler Holding. She is currently working as the CEO of Şahinler Holding. She has been the vice president Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) since April 2018. She has also been the president of Istanbul Moda Akademi, which is an affiliate of IHKİB, since 2010.
Member Of Board, Aegean Apparel Exporters Association
Melis Vekiloglu was born in 1978 in Izmir. After completing primary education at Mustafa Resit Pasa Primary School, she continued her middle and high school education at Izmir Turk College between 1989-1996. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of 9 Eylul University and hold a bachelor's degree from Business Administration in 2001. After she graduating from the university, she started working at Sun Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. During her career, she worked at various positions and departments of Sun Tekstil. She was appointed as the Sun Tekstil Deputy Managing Director in 2011 and has been working as Sun Tekstil Managing Director since October 2016.
Melisa TOKGÖZ MUTLU
Member of Board Turkish Exporters Association
Chairman of Istanbul Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association
Chairman of Sector Council of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Products
She was born in Istanbul in 1978. She graduated from Psychology Department of Koç University in 2002. She started her career as a manager in Cherry Valley Ltd., which is co-partnered by Italians, where she went on to become a partner and general manager. She is also working as a senior manager in another family-owned company Futem. She is also one of the founders of ACCRACT brand that designs glass products. She is the only female member of the board of Turkish Exporters Association.
Member of Board, Denizli Exporters Association
She was born in 1972 in Denizli. She graduated from Interior Design Department of Ege University. She started her career in 1995 in Textile Export Marketing department. In 1998 she established Gardenya Ltd. with her husband İlker Başkaya. In 2013 she established SHIKKA, a beachwear brand. She also takes an active part in different civil society organizations like DETGIS, HIGE-DER, MHGF. She has worked firstly as a competitor coach then jury member and finally as Committee President in DENIB Home and Beachwear Design Competition.
Member of Board, Istanbul Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association
Born in Istanbul in 1995, Nazlıcan Sagun completed her high school education at Saint-Benoit French High School and after graduating from Özyeğin University Faculty of Law in 2019, she started her business life as the 4th generation in the family company.
Nazlıcan Sagun, who works as a Member of the Board of Directors at Group Sagun, which is one of the world's leading companies in the seafood sector that includes 8 companies producing in 10 different facilities in various cities of Turkey, became a member of the board of directors of the Istanbul Association of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters in 2020.
Audit Board Member, Istanbul Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters Association
She was born in Istanbul in 1974. She graduated from Management Department of Koç University in 1998. She began her career in Koçbank Financial Institutions Department, then she started to work in Al-Tek Döküm as a foreign trade manager in 2001 where she went on to become General Manager of the company. She is also member of trade committee in Istanbul Chamber of Industry.
She was born in Samsun in 1962. She joined Güneş Giyim A.Ş. in 1980 where she worked in various positions and later specialized in finance. Between 2002 - 2014 she began to work in GİSAD as a board member and then she became vice president. She worked as an Audit Board Member of Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) between 2008 - 2018. She has taken an active part in OECD and EURATEX working groups representing IHKIB. She works as the vice-president of Conformity Assessment Association. She has taken an active part in many social responsibility projects. She is a member of High Advisory Board of GISAD. She has been Chairman of Board of EKOTEKS A.Ş.
Özge ERTUĞRUL PARLAS
Audit Board Member, Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association
She was born in İzmir in 1983. She graduated from Industry Engineering Department of Koc University. She has been working as a board member of Ermiş Furniture., which was founded by her grandfather Nadir Ermiş, since 2005. She has also been working as vice president of furniture trade committee Aegean Chamber of Industry since April 2018 and Izmir Pancar Organized Industrial Region entrepreneur board member.
Deputy Chairman, Aegean Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters Association
She was born in Denizli in 1975. She graduated from the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department of Bilkent University. She has been working in the Foreign Trade Department of a family company, Kardemir Group, since 2001.
Audit Board Member, Istanbul Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association
She has established her company in the Netherlands in 1982. In 1992 she has moved her production line to Turkey. Her company produces highly qualified furniture and interior items, specialized in original leather category.
Member of Board, Denizli Exporters Association
She was born in Denizli in 1983. She graduated from Textile Engineering Department of Ege University. She began her career in her family company Neşe Textile. She is currently the vice president of the board in the company. Between 2014 – 2018 she worked as the Committee President of the 4th trade committee in Denizli Chamber of Commerce and member of board in BASIAD.
Pınar TAŞDELEN ENGİN
Chairman of Board, Uludag Textile Exporters Association
She was born in Bursa in 1975. She got her master's degree from the Textile Engineering Department of Manchester University. She began her career in Polyteks in 1999 and she went on to become vice president of the company. In April 2018 she became the first female president of the Exporters Associations in Turkey. She is also a member of board Bursa Culture, Arts and Tourism Foundation.
Audit Board Member, Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association
She was born in İzmir in 1993. She graduated from Tourism and Hotel Management Department of Bilkent University. She began her career in 2011 while she was studying. Between 2011 - 2015 she was engaged in foreign trade activities. Between 2014 - 2015 she was also engaged in food, drink and lodging industry. She is currently working in her family company Doremi as a board member. She is also actively taking part in social responsibility projects with different civil society organizations.
Deputy Chairman, Aegean Apparel Exporters Association
Seray Seyfeli was born in Aydın in 1973. She graduated from Management Department of Anadolu University. She is the partner and marketing manager of Seyfeli Textile, Seyfeli Foreign Trade and Fr Kumaş. She has been a member of Aegean Business Women Association since 2013 and has been vice president in that association since 2017. She is also a member of BASIFED and TÜRKONFED.
Sevda Kayhan YILMAZ
Deputy Chairman, Machinery Exporters Association
She was born in Konya in 1965. She graduated from Management Department of Middle East Technical University. She began her career in her family company in various departments, and acted as a board member in many family companies. She is currently CEO and President of her company. She is also a member of TOBB Machine Producers Sector Assembly and board member of Konya Chamber of Industry and AKDER.
Sibel KUTMAN ORAL
Member of Board, Istanbul Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association
She was born in Istanbul in 1975. She graduated from Modern Dance and Business Marketing Departments at Wesleyan University later on she completed her education in Wine Post Production and Degustation at New York University. She has been working as a member of board in Doluca Inc. since 1988.
Member of Board, Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association
Born in 1966 Niğde, Sultan Tepe graduated from METU Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She started her business life in 1990 and has been working as the chairman of the board of Tepar Textile Company since 1995, which operates in the production of qualified and functional yarns for technical textiles. In addition to her duties as ISO 7th Group Assembly Member and ISO Board members, she is a member of TOBB Istanbul Women Entrepreneurs Executive Committee and Fenerbahçe Club.
Şahika YÖRÜKOĞLU AŞKINER
Audit Board Member, Aegean Apparel Exporters Association
She graduated from Business Administration Department of Dokuz Eylül University in 1987 and worked as a customer representative at Vestel Company, Turkish Economy Bank and Mediterranean Textile. She founded Özsimge Textile. She is the deputy chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Izmir. She is still very active in the Aegean Exporters Association Promotion and Marketing Committee and involved in Trade Delegations and Trade Fairs organized in various countries. She is one of the founding members of the Aegean Business Women's Association and the first deputy chairman. Between 2012 and 2016, she served as the Chairman of the Garment Professional Committee of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry. She is the first deputy chairman of TOBB Izmir Provincial Women Entrepreneurs Council.
Accounting Board Member, Uludag Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association
She was born in 1968 in Bursa. She graduated from Eskisehir Anadolu University Department of Business Administration. She founded her own company in 1994 with the family partnership and started to export fresh fruit and vegetables. She has been serving on the Boards of Uludag Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association for nearly twenty years. She served as a member of the Civil Society Organizations, Bursa Street Children Society, and Board of Bursam Society.
Member of Board, Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association
She was born in 1974 in Burdur. She graduated from Çukurova University Faculty of Agriculture in 1996 and Ankara University Tömer English Department in 2004. Since 2001, she has been active in the export of flowers, decoration products and fruits and vegetables in Antalya.
Şerife İNCİ EREN
Member of Board, Automotive Industry Exporters Association
Şerife İnci Eren was born in Nazilli and graduated from Bogaziçi University, Department of Business Administration and Education. Eren began her career at Maxion Jantas Company today and later served as general manager of Cidaş Company and Inci Sigorta Company. She served as Chairman of the Board of Inci Akü for 7 years, Chairman of the Board of Inci Holding for 3 years, Chairman of the Inci Family Council and Chairman of the Assembly of Inci Family. She continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Cevdet Inci Education Foundation. She was the founding Chairman of TAİDER. She is one of the founding members of the “Book Foundation For All”. She is a member of the Board the International FBN (Family Business Network) organization.
Deputy Chairman, Cement, Glass, Ceramic and Soil Products Exporters Association
Tansu Kumru was born in Istanbul in 1968 and completed her master's degree at the Faculty of Business Administration at Bogazici University. She started to work as an Industrial Engineer in Şişecam in 1991. In 1994, she became a Development specialist in the Düzcam Group of Şişecam Group. Tansu Kumru has held various positions such as product manager and a marketing manager. She has been working as Marketing Group Manager since 2016.
Ümüt KAYGUSUZ YAVUZ
Ümüt Kaygusuz Yavuz was born in 1972 in Aksaray and graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Law. She has been working at Ümit Hukuk as an operator and manager for 21 years. For the past 9 years, she has been importing and exporting marble and natural stones as Orca Foreign Trade and Mining Industry Company partner and board member.
Yıldız BOZKURT ÖZCAN
Member of Board, Ship and Yacht Exporters Association
Yıldız Bozkurt Özcan was graduated with a degree of honor from Business Administration Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University. She began working her business life at Akbank, also accomplished Banking Master Program at Marmara University. Later she accomplished a master with a scholarship which British Government established at International Banking and Finance Department at Southampton University while she was working corporate banking at the Abn-Amro. Yıldız Bozkurt Özcan has 25 years of experience at Corporate and commercial banking, and she has been working as a first assistant manager at Med Marine Holding Organization. She is a founding member of İstanbul Department of Professional Women Network.
Zehra Meltem DEMİRCİ KÖKNAR
Audit Board Member, Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters Association
She was born in 1970 in İzmir. She graduated from Chemical Engineering Department at Aegean University. She began working at STC Industrial Trading Company in 1994. She started working at Ideal Agricalture Crops Industry Trading Company in 2000.
Zerrin TUNABOYLU ÜLKEN
Audit Board Member, Aegean Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association
She was born in 1986 in İzmir. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Koç University and a master's degree in finance from Reading University. After working in finance department, she started to work as a manager in her family company, Tunaboylu Mefrusat.