I was born in Ankara in 1972, however raised in Izmir. I was
student of Izmir Private Turk College. Afterwards, I went to Izmir Ataturk
High-School and finished this very well-known schools
with an average of 7.0/10. I was Math student and my second
language was German which I began to learn in Izmir Private Turk
In 1990, I got the
534.00 in OYS exam and had to chance to get into Istanbul
Technical University at Business Engineering Faculty. During my
bachelor's degree I was a member of faculties soccer team as
striker and we became 3rd within the ITU in year 1995. I was also
lead singer of rock band which we gave 5 concerts in different
faculties between 1994-1995. I got my bachelor's degree in 1995
Summer with an average of 53/100. In 1996 I went to USA, VA to
attend a ESL program to improve my English and to have a chance
get an MBA degree in states. It took me 1.5 years to get
required TOEFL score and I applied to College & Universities.
While I was taking ESL courses in Virginia, Fairfax, I
worked as lifeguard in Winkler Pool Management Inc. and
assigned to several buildings' pools as head lifeguard. I personally saved two kids life
during my shift. In 1997 New York Institute of College had
approved my application as MBA student and I began my study in NY.
While I was attending to MBA program, I worked as sales person in
Tursan Travel agency. It helped me to improve my English and
sales & marketing skills by interacting with many different
cultures and people. I also developed the website of company and started
to make sales through e-mails. In 2000 I finished my MBA
study and decided to return back home.
In October 2000 I
started to work in Turkport A.S., which was an internet company
(portal) as Product Director. My job was mainly to find and
search new ideas that would improve our websites appearances. I
coordinated editorial, design, technical and marketing departments
to develop new projects. Turkport was closed at beginning February
2001 and all workers had to resign. After several months I started
to work in Kahome Textile which is representing two agencies
from USA that have business in Turkey. I was sales & marketing
director of VIPAC ( www.vipac.com) in Turkey. I developed marketing
strategies and plans to improve sales of VIPAC in Turkey and
coordinated sales. VIPAC
produces vinyl packing bags that mainly use for home textile,
cosmetics. While I first started to work for VIPAC, they were selling only
to one company in
Turkey. With the help of our sales & marketing strategies we
sold our products to 20 home textile exporters/producers in Turkey in year 2004-2005.
We build our website (www.pvccanta.com) and reached many potential customers in
Turkey also countries around Turkey such as Russia, Greece. Our
sales will reach around $500.000 in year 2006.I had decided to
quit in August 2006 since I believe that I completed my mission in Kahome.
Currently, I am working as Coordinator at INTEM Insaat A.S.. I am responsible from production, purchasing and logistics of FLSmidth projects which has currently 500,000 euro order in the company. We are planning to extend our business to 1200 tons for year 2007.
I like to play
guitar, go fitness and read in my spare time. I am also playing
soccer every week with a group from ITU (www.zapatistaspor.org/zapat.asp?z=5).
I like to travel and explore new places.