Prof. Dr. Nuray Senemoğlu

Professor of Education at Hacettepe University

Prof. Dr. Nuray Senemoğlu
Professor of Education at Hacettepe University

Dr. Senemoğlu earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Child Development and Education at Technical Teachers’ Training College for Girls and also from the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision and Planning at Ankara University Faculty of Education. She received her MA degree from the Department of Educational Administration and Super vision at Ankara University Graduate School of Social Sciences. She earned her PhD in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Hacettepe University Graduate School of Social Sciences.Dr. Senemoğlu was also awarded FCO Postdoctoral Scholarship by the British Council to carry out research at Leicester University School of Education in the UK.

Dr. Senemoğlu began her professional career as a teacher and continued as a research assistant and a junior lecturer at Technical Teachers’ Training College for Girls. She then worked as a research assistant at Hacettepe University, where she also was tenured as an associate professor and promoted to the Full Professorship. In the meantime, Dr. Senemoğlu was assigned as the dean of Burdur Faculty of Education at Süleyman Demirel University. During the time she served as the dean in Burdur, she also collaborated with the Ministry of National Education of Turkey as an Executive Board Member. Later in her career, Dr. Senemoğlu was awarded Honorary Fellowship at Arizona State University College of Education in the U.S.

Dr. Senemoğlu also served as the founding director of Hacettepe University Graduate School of Educational Sciences. Throughout her professional career, she has been teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate courses as well as dissertation research projects at various universities across Turkey such as Süleyman Demirel University, Ankara University, Gazi University, Dokuz Eylül University, Selçuk University and Yüzüncü Yıl University.

Dr. Senemoğlu is among the most distinguished professors, both nationally and internationally, in the field of Curriculum and Instruction. Her scholarly experiences include, but are not limited to,the following: curriculum development and evaluation, teaching-learning process from preschool to higher education, women education, and teacher education. She organized and participated to numerous national and international workshops, symposia, and conferences. Dr. Senemoğlu greatly contributed to the educational system of Turkey with her articles, books, and chapters in the leading publications in the field of education. Among her best-known works ‘Gelişim, Öğrenme ve Öğretim: Kuramdan Uygulamaya’ (Development, Learning and Teaching:Theory into Practice) has reached the twenty-fifth edition.

Dr. Senemoğlu has been elected as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) and has been chosen to be the Turkish Delegate of General Assembly of International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS).

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Chris Gaunt

Head of The British Chamber of Commerce and Trade Turkey

Chris Gaunt
Head of The British Chamber of Commerce and Trade Turkey

Educated in the UK, his career has spanned more than thirty years in the Beverage industry in both the UK and Internationally. Initially, he started with the Whitbread Brewery Group then progressed to senior management positions with HP Bulmer and Allied Domecq. This was then followed by a fifteen-year international career with Coca- Cola.

He joined Coca-Cola initially in Croatia in 1995; he then progressed to Senior Management/GM positions in Eastern Europe and start-up operations in Central Asia. In 2001, he was appointed the President of Efes Invest (Anadolu/Coca-Cola joint venture) and was responsible for Coca-Cola Bottling operations in South Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East.

Following the merger in 2005 of Efes Invest and Coca-Cola Icecek (CCI) Turkey and the subsequent IPO, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the NewCo. In 2007, he was appointed President of CCI International Operations (10 countries) from which position he retired from CCI in 2010. He then set up his own consultancy company "Euroasia Consultancy" based in Istanbul.

In January 2013, Mr. Gaunt was appointed Vice Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Turkey and elected Chairman in July 2013. Additionally, he holds the following positions; Board Member of Süzer Group Turkey, Board Member of Merkez Factoring & Financial Services Turkey, Advisory Board Member of Global Thinkers Forum and Board Member of the British Chambers of Commerce Global Accreditation Board UK.

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Zafer Kurtul

Member of Sabancı Holding Board

Zafer Kurtul
Member of Sabancı Holding Board

Mr. Zafer Kurtul graduated from İstanbul University, Business Administration Faculty. He then completed his masters at Wisconsin-Madison University in the field of Finance. He has as Manager at Citibank, BNP-Ak-Dresdner Bank and Societe Generale as a manager and later served as General Manager of Akbank.

Mr. Kurtul has also served as CEO at Sabancı Holding and still remains a board member of the company today. He is also a member of Sabancı University Board of Visitors.

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Prof. Dr. Celal Erkut

Professor of Management Law and Vehbi Koç Foundation board member

Prof. Dr. Celal Erkut
Professor of Management Law and Vehbi Koç Foundation board member

After graduating from Galatasaray High School in 1978 and from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1982, he started working as a research assistant at Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Department of Administrative Law at the same year.

In 1984, after completing his LL.M. dissertation entitled “General Overview of Administrative Jurisdiction with Respect to New Regulations” he has started his doctorate studies at Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences. He has completed his doctorate in1986 and started working on his doctorate thesis. He has continued his doctorate studies at Lausanne University Faculty of Law on 1987-1988 under the advisory of Prof. Dr. Pierre Moor the head of Public Law Department.

After completing his doctorate thesis titled “Identity of Administrative Procedure” in February 1989, he qualified for the title “doctor”. His doctorate thesis is the only one to be published by the Council of State.

In 1989 he was appointed as Assistant Professor to Istanbul University Law Faculty, Department of Administrative Law. Following the specialty exam held on October 01,1993 he became an Associate Professor and continued at assigned to Istanbul University Law Faculty from that November.

Prof. Dr. Celal Erkut transferred to “partial status” in December 1998 and was assigned to Galatasaray University Faculty of Law–Department of Administrative Law as Associate Professor. He became the head of department in this university in August 2000. Prof. Dr. Celal Erkut qualified for to the title “Professor” on July 2004.

He has been working as a board member of Vehbi Koç Foundation since 2014.

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Tuncer Hunca

Founder and CEO of Hunca Cosmetics

Tuncer Hunca
Founder and CEO of Hunca Cosmetics

Mr. Tuncar Hunca graduated from Louisiana State University, USA, Chemistry Faculty and later completed his Masters at İstanbul University in Business Administration.

Mr. Hunca is a member of Turkish Olympic Games Committee, Galatasaray Sports Club and a council board member of Galatasaray. He also served as Darüşşafaka Sports Club Deputy Chair between 2013 and 2017.

Mr. Hunca transformed the Hunca Cosmetics from a local company to an internationally known brand. Hunca Cosmetics has now one of the biggest market share in the industry.

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Mehmet Gültekin

Founder and Chairman of Horizon Group

Mehmet Gültekin
Founder and Chairman of Horizon Group

Mehmet Gültekin is the founder of Horizon Group and a board member of the European Business Council and the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (BCCT)

Mr. Gültekin graduated from Marmara University, Economics Department and completed his Masters at Wolverhampton University, UK.

In 1997, he founded the Horizon Education Group (Tarabya British Schools, Academic Union, Horizon Study Abroad Group, Horizon Language Academy, TBS Media, Istanbul Workshop and International Students Foundation) and shortly transformed it into a worldwide-recognised brand through working on solutions for education and projects with world pioneer universities, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

The projects he created earned a great respect among the business world, education committees and media. In a survey conducted by a national magazine, Mr. Gültekin won an award for the best “Social Entrepreneurism”. He is also the founder and chairman of the ‘International Students Foundation’.

Due to Tarabya British Schools’ internationally recognized success, the European Business Committee and the European Society for Quality Research - ESQR recognized Mr. Gültekin by awarding him the ‘European Quality Award’ for excellence in ‘International Educational Standards’ and ‘Educational Management and Educational Methods’.

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