2019-2021 WDO Board Member

I have been managing design initiatives for Turkey, these include various industries, NGOs, Societies, Local Municipalities and National Government projects. In the past 11 years, organized several international design events in Turkey such as Design Turkey, Design Evaluation Systems for Ministry of Trade and Turkish Exports Assembly. I have been deeply engaged in integrating designers with the government and industry. These collaborations bring awareness about SDGs in Turkey through responsible production and consumption in various sectors. I have been involved in different industries in Design and Management responsibilities where ideas are assessed through the results of product and

consumer experience and the returns of experiences from nearly +65 countries around the world. Design field has a very important role in the development of institutions, brands, cities and nations. There are approaches that can implement responsible production and responsible consumption criteria. We need to assess this power, which is very important to our planet. As an experienced Design professional, I can bring my 29 years of expertise of managing industries and influencing Government design initiatives to WDO and if elected as a Board Member I would work with the President and theĀ  boardĀ  to support WDO objectives during this term.

LANGUAGES

Turkish
English

EDUCATION

BA Industrial Design Department,
Faculty of Architecture, METU, Ankara, 1988

Strategic Management, Coaching & Leadership Executive MBA Programme,
Koc University, Istanbul, 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kale Group (VP Design & Innovation, CDO) Holistic Bathroom, 2010-2016
DeiChung (Far East & Design Director) Household Appliances, 2005-2009
Koc Group (Fortune 500)
(Demirdokum, Design Manager) Household Appliances 1989-2005
Jury Memberships (+300 Design Competitions such as IF Product Design,G Mark Japan, DIA, Shenzhen Industrial Design Award, Design Management Europe)
Award winner (+30 Awards)

PRESENT OCCUPATION

President of Industrial Designers Society of Turkey
President of Creative Industries Council, Turkey
Advisory Board Member of Design City Istanbul,Unesco
Executive Board Member of Design Turkey
Member of Creative Industries Assembly, Turkey
Member of Life, Health Sciences Society
Change Architect, CC Academy
Founder reform/ist Strategic Design, Consultant Company