PEOPLE MAKE THE BRAND

Strategy

10 December 2020 / 14.00–16.00

ATALAY GÜMRAH
GROUP CEO / Eczacıbaşı Group

Leadership in Tough Times

Gümrah initiated his career in 1992 at Ekom Eczacıbaşı Foreign Trade as Regional Manager. In 1994, he was appointed Commercial Manager of VitrA UK, and in 1997, General Manager of the Group’s newly established marketing and sales company in Russia, EBM Jsc., where he was given the responsibility of developing its business. In 1999, Gümrah joined Intema Building Materials Marketing and Sales, where he served respectively as Projects and Operation Manager, Sales Operation Manager, Assistant General Manager, and General Manager, a position he held between 2006 and 2011.

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BENGİ KORKMAZ
PARTNER / MCKINSEY & COMPANY

Future of Work: Turkey’s Talent Transformation in the Digital Era

Bengi Korkmaz served in McKinsey North America, Europe and Korea Offices for 21 years. Now, she is a Partner at McKinsey & Company’s Istanbul office. She is one of the global leaders of McKinsey Organization and Family-Owned Business Practice. She has established McKinsey Academy Turkey with the mission to reinforce managers’ leadership potentials and enable development of critical skills and talents for all employees.

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CLAUDIA TATTANELLI
Founder & CEO / C-YourCulture

Is an Inclusive Culture Possible?

Claudia, who is also known as Chloe, grew up in Florence, Italy where she also attended both the faculties of Scienze Politiche and Philosophy at the Universita´degli studi di Firenze.

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MURAT YEŞİLDERE
TALENT HUNTER, SENIOR PARTNER / EGON ZEHNDER

Leaders Make the Brand

Murat Yesildere began his career in the financial sector. He held various executive roles at Philip Morris, GSD Holding and GSD Investment Bank. A turning point in his career was when he decided to join the globally renowned Management Consultancy Egon Zehnder in 2000.

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M. SERDAR KUZULOĞLU
TREND HUNTER

Breakfast Menu of the "Culture Strategy"

M. Serdar Kuzuloğlu is a renowned tech & innovation expert, trend hunter and keynote speaker. Serdar stepped into the world of media (his childhood ambition) in 1995. He has worked for various leading newspapers, magazines, radio and TV channels and digital platforms as a contributor for technology and trends. He was involved in creating and managing the online presence of multiple news channels.

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Technology

11 February 2021 / 14.00-16.00

AXEL LIEBETRAU
Entrepreneur , INNOVATION Expert, FUTURIST

Man & Machine - A New Momentum in Customer / Human Behavior

‘’Managers must be progressive thinkers! They must be able to communicate the right direction for the future, otherwise they are merely administrators! “

In over 1,000 keynotes in more than 15 countries worldwide, he has been able to bring his many years of practical experience as an international thought leader, innovation expert, author and entrepreneur together with his audience.

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CHRIS KUTARNA
Author, Speaker, MIND Maps DESIGNER

Navigating the AI Storm

Chris draws a fresh map—one that describes the new world we’re in now—so that you, your organization, your profession or industry or country, can captain humanity’s voyage to a second Renaissance.

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ERHAN ERKUT
VICE Rector /MEF UNIVERSITY

21st Century Skills

Erhan Erkut received a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University in 1980 and a PhD from the University of Florida in 1986. Dr. Erkut taught at the University of Alberta School of Business during 1985-2005. During this period, he received ten teaching awards, including the INFORMS Teaching of Management Science Practice Award and the 3M Teaching Fellowship, and five practice and service awards from the Canadian Operational Research Society.

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IŞIL HEVES
Turkey CMO / Google

Deskill – Reskill- Upskill

Embracing different roles in B2B and B2C marketing in Google since 2012, Işıl Heves is continuing her role as Google Turkey Marketing Leader (CMO).

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KARL-JOHAN HASSELSTRÖM
CSO / UNIVERSUM

Data But How?

As Global CSO for Universum, Karl-Johan is responsible for the commercial side of the business and our Employer Branding Advisors all around the world, including personally working with some of Universum’s biggest and most strategic clients.

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RISHAD TOBACCOWALA
SENIOR ADVISOR / PUBLICIS Groupe

Staying Human in the Age of Data

Rishad Tobaccowala is a Senior Advisor to the Publicis Groupe where he has spent his entire 37 career, most recently serving as the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Strategist of the Groupe.

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Psychology

8 April 2021 / 14.00-16.00

KEMAL SAYAR
PSYCHIATRIST

Rediscovering Human

Psychiatrist, academic and keynote speaker Professor Kemal Sayar was born in Ordu, a small town in the Blacksea region. He graduated from Hacettepe Faculty of Medicine (taught in English) in 1989 and began his Psychiatry residency at Marmara University in Istanbul between 1989-1995.

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PANDIT DASA
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP EXPERT

Creating a Mindful and Positive Workplace Culture

Pandit Dasa is helping organizations develop resilient, mindful and empathetic leaders. Through his leadership speeches and workshops, he is inspiring positive change to improve the culture of an organization and create stronger teamwork.

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ŞENGÜL HABLEMİTOĞLU
Founding Director / Hablemitoğlu Ankara Institute - Dean / Faculty of Health Sciences of European University of Lefke

Building Trust in Ambiguity

Graduated from Ankara University in 1986, completed her master's degree in 1989 and her doctorate in 1996 in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. She worked as a visiting lecturer in the Purdue University Women's Studies Program in the USA, where she went in 1997 with the TÜBA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Social Sciences.

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YANKI YAZGAN
MD

Resilience in Digital Age

Yanki Yazgan, M.D. has taught and conducted research at the Marmara University School of Medicine, and holds an adjunct faculty position at Yale Child Study Center.

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ZEYNEP BODUR OKYAY
PRESIDENT & CEO / Kale Group

Companies Handing the Soul Down

Born in 1964 in Istanbul, Zeynep Bodur Okyay graduated from the Italian High School in 1985 and earned a degree in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1989. She attended Harvard University between 1990 and 1992 and earned a graduate degree in management.

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Humanocracy

10 June 2021 / 14.00-16.30

ACLAN ACAR
Founder / Aclan Acar STRATEGIC ADVISORY

Human Oriented Transformation

Mr. Aclan Acar started his career in 1974. After working for state-owned Halkbank for three years, he joined the Central Bank of Turkey in 1978 where he served in different departments until 1990. During this period, Mr. Acar undertook several managerial responsibilities including establishing the trading room, managing open market operations, reorganizing and managing foreign exchange transactions division of money markets and leading the treasury department of the Central Bank.

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BARIŞ ÖZCAN
YouTube Content Producer

Technology For Human

He was born on 23.7.1974 in Istanbul. M.Ü. Graduate of the Faculty of Law. He is married with one child.

Head of creative media agency at Abak.us. Abak.us, with offices in Istanbul and New York; It works with brands such as BASF, THY, LC Waikiki, Türk Telekom, NYMag, TimeOut New York. He provides consultancy and social media services to international software companies such as Apple, Adobe and LinkedIn.

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FRANCESCA GINO
AUTHOR, ACADEMICIAN

Rebel Talent

Professor Gino is an award-winning researcher who focuses on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. She is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of “Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life.”

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TÜRKER KILIÇ
Doctor, ACADEMICIAN

Connective Integrity

Prof. Dr. Türker Kılıç is a Professor of Neurosurgery. He conducted his post-doctoral work on brain tumors and treatments at Harvard University and holds a PhD degree in Anatomy. In 2015, Prof. Kilic was selected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, one of the three most important academies in the world with over 30 Nobel Prize winners and a total of 15 Turkish members since its inception a quarter of a century ago.

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Curation & Moderation

EVRİM KURAN
FOUNDUNG Partner, DINAMO CONSULTING / MIDDLE East DIRECTOR, UNIVERSUM
Kuran has a BA in English Language & Literature at Hacettepe University and an Executive MBA degree at Sabancı University. She studied Behavioral Economics at Harvard Business School. Evrim Kuran co-founded Dinamo Consulting in 2006 and has been working on generational research and employer branding ever since.

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SERDAR TURAN
EDITOR IN CHIEF, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW TURKEY
Having completed his master’s degree in business administration after an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, Serdar Turan became a co-founder of Infomag Yayıncılık in 2000.

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Turkish-English simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the sessions.