Nuri Berk Coker

Nuri Berk Coker

Director & Advisor

He studied Media & Communication Systems at Istanbul Bilgi University, later then he finalized his graduate studies on Political Science and International Relations. Nuri Berk Çoker speaks English, French, Spanish and Danish. His undergraduate dissertation has focused upon "Soccer Hooliganism and Media" and graduate thesis subject was on "Israeli Foreign Policy & Structuration Theory". He has participated many programs including International Leadership Academy in Cologne and ÉcoleSupérieure de Journalisme in Lille.

Professional Basketball Player until his late 20s, he travelled up to 60 countries. Between the age 20-30 he’s lived in 4 different countries including France, Spain, England & Denmark for more than 7 years. He worked as a columnist and page editor in various newspapers including Haber and Cumhuriyet Newspapers. He also has 4 years of NGO, 4 years of private sector experience. He has recently published a book named “Science Fiction Cinema: 1900-1970”

Vildan Samancı

Vildan Samancı

Advisor

After graduating from Istanbul University Social AnthropolgyDepartmant, she’s also completed Istanbul University Behavioural Science master programme in 1993 and Leicester Universty MSc in Social Research master programme in 2001. She has conducted various social and marketing research projects in research sector over 20 years. Started her professional career with Peva Research agency and worked at Veri Research Agency, Mynet and Ipsos Research Agency respectively. After working as Loyalty Research Director for 7 years, she left Ipsos in 2014. She still works as freelance researcher.

Levent ÖZKULA

Levent ÖZKULA

Advisor

Graduated from METU Mechanical Engineering Department as Honor Student. He was the Board member and the General Manager of foreign and local companies last 25 years. He has sectorial experience at Packaging (Plastic Injection IML, Tin can), Steel, Rolling Mill, Steel Service Centre (Automotive), Glass and Glassware, etc. The Disciplines & Expertise he has;

Strategic Planning & Business Development, Strategic Marketing and Market Positioning, Institution Building (Corporate Governance), Green-Field Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr. Özkula is the member of TKYD – Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, and he supports companies on Corporate Governance implementations starting from 2015.

Renan Burduroğlu

Renan Burduroğlu

Advisor

After Graduating from İstanbul Technical University, majored in Management Engineering, moved to US. Earned a MSc. degree in Computer Science from University of Lowell, Massachusetts; followed by MBA from University of North Florida. Worked on a PhD program in Logistics in cooperation of Bosphorous University and Ohio State University.

Worked in Nielsen between 1996-2001; left the company to become one of the founding members of Retailing Institute (A Company of KMG Research) specializing in Retail & Shopper Research. Recently worked as CEO of Ipsos Market Measurement, newly formed global unit headquartered in İstanbul, Turkey.

Joined to INGEV as a management advisor by April 2016.

She has published articles in ınternational Logistics magazines; cited over 100 times in many logistics and finance books and articles. Gives speeches in the areas of Category Management, Shopper Research, Retail Management and Consumer Behavior.

Binnur Çakır

Binnur Çakır

Advisor

After studying sociology at Hacettepe University in Ankara, she worked at various publishing houses such as Can and IlhanIlhan. Following to this experience she also took office at Peva Araştırma (1984) and AnaBrittanica (1986-1990). In 1992, she’s become the board member and played an important role in the establishment of CATI Section within the scope of Zet-Zet Nielsen. Between the years 2002-2006 she has worked as General Manager of Information & Communication Center at KMG Marketing Services Group. In 2007-08 she’s performed as Loyalty Coordinator at KMG Research, since 2008 until that day, Mrs. Çakır pursues her career at IPSOS Research Company.

Ebru Burduroğlu

Ebru Burduroğlu

US Representative

She was born and raised in America until the age of 10 years old when she moved to Turkey. Participated as a national tennis player for Turkey as well as top 200 in Europe.

At the age 17 she got a scholarship as a student athlete for Seton Hall University, USA with a major of Business Marketing. For her graduate course, her interest in the hospitality business went to The Art of Institute of NYC focusing on Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. After graduation backpacked around the world and started working in the Restaurant industry in multiple countries.

Now, US Representative for INGEV, her main goal is networking and visits to top US NGOs on behalf of the foundation. She Speaks English, Turkish, and Spanish.