President

Necmeddin Bilal Erdogan

Born in 1981 in Istanbul. After graduating from Indiana University in political science and economics, he had his graduate education in Harvard University Kennedy School of Politics on public administration. He's currently engaged in his PhD. studies in Johns Hopkins University, where he addresses the economic growth models of Italy and Turkey. Erdogan has worked as an assistant in Johns Hopkins University's Woodrow Wilson Center, and a specialist in the World Bank and he is a member of the boards of trustees of Ibn Khaldun University, Ilim Yayma Vakfi (Science Dissemination Foundation), Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Islam Bilim Tarihi Arastirmalari Vakfi (Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Islamic Science History Studies Foundation), and Okmeydani Spor Egitim Vakfi (Okmeydani Sports Education Foundation).

Deputy President

Dr. Hakan Kazanci

Born in 1975 in Trabzon. Following his education in Baku School of Medicine, he had his graduate studies in Uskudar University in administration. After serving as a physician for a while, Kazancı began engaging in commercial activities, and is currently a senior manager in the health industry. He's also the chairman of the board of directors of Turkey Traditional Sports Federation.

Deputy President

Mehmet Fatih Kalender

Born in 1983 in Kastamonu. He studied civil engineering in Sakarya University. He's currently continuing his studies in this field, and privately, he is interested in horse riding and archery.

Deputy President

Taha Ayhan

Born in 1986 in Istanbul. Had his undergraduate education in law and international affairs in Istanbul Bilgi University. He attended Euromaster program in Vrije Universiteit Brussels. He studied administrative law in Galatasaray University's Public Law Graduate Program. Ayhan worked as a research fellow and financial adviser in many universities, and is currently a freelance attorney, and serves in various non-governmental organizations.

Treasurer

Cengiz Toksoz

Born in 1978 in Istanbul. He graduated from the Management Faculty of Anadolu University, after receiving an associate's degree from Trakya University's Financing Department. He had his graduate education in the International Relations and Politics department of Nisantasi University. Toksoz worked for non-governmental organizations for many years, and is currently the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors Turkey Traditional Turkish Archery Federation.

Member of the Board of Directors

Abdulhadi Turus

Born in 1982 in Stuttgart. He studied International Relations in Near East University. He is continuing his postgraduate educaiton in Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University. He acted as founder and manager in various non-governmental organizations. Turus is also Board Member of International Muslim Communities Solidarity Association, and currently the Deputy President of Turkish Traditional Sports Branches Federation in addition to Presidency of Misafir Derneği (Guests Association), renowned for its works towards refugees. Turus who fulfilled the Primeminister Consultancy and Private Secretariat of Turkish Cooperation and Coordanitaion Agency (TİKA) between 2011-2018, assigned to Deputy President of Turks Abroad and Kin Communities. He is still continuing this duty and married with two children. Abdulhadi Turus speaks German and English.

 

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Fatma Toru

Born in 1972 in Konya. Following her cartography and cadaster education in Selcuk University, and had her graduate education in Aksaray University on cartography engineering. She worked in various levels in Konya Municipality. Toru served as Meram Mayor between 2014 and 2019, and is currently acting as a Consultant for the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.

Member Of The Board Of Directors

Haydar Ali Yildiz

Born in 1971 in Rize. Received law education in Istanbul University. He served in senior positions in local administrations. Yildiz still works as a freelance attorney, in addition to being a member of the board of trustees and the chairman of the board of the Archery Foundation, Yildiz acted as AK Party's Istanbul MP for two terms, and is serving as the President's chief advisor since 2018.

Member of the Board of Directors

İbrahim Yumakli

Born in 1969 in Kastamonu. He graduated from Uludağ University  Business Administration Department in 1992. Between 1993-2011 he worked as a manager at financial groups at Marshall Paint and other affiliate group companies that are under the roof of Akzo Nobel Turkey. Yumakli began working in media in 2011, and acted as a senior manager in organizations such as Al Jazeera, Cine5 TV and Anadolu News Agency. He is currently the general manager for GÜBRETAŞ and fluent in english.

 

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Kemal Haydar Ozturk

Born in 1983 in Trabzon. Following his undergraduate education in Girne American University, he acted as a senior manager in the private and public sectors. Ozturk is currently working as the Special Office President for Turkish Airlines, and is a member of the board of directors of Turkish Airlines Sports Club.

Member of the Board of Directors

M. Abdulhalim Aksu

Born in 1982 in Istanbul. He had his undergraduate education on Management in the USA. Aksu acted as a manager for various non-governmental organizations such as Youth Academy and Democratic Youth Platform, and is currently the general manager of Sports Istanbul.

Member of The Board Of Directors

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ocal Oguz

Born in 1960 in Yozgat. He concluded his undergraduate education in Karadeniz Technical University and graduate education in Gazi University. He worked in folk literature and folk science fields in Gazi, Hacettepe and Bilkent Universities. He became an expert in UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Professor Oguz is currently working at Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University, and is the chairman of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Institute Association.

Member of the Board of Directors

Samed Agirbas

Born in 1994 in Istanbul. He's a student of Istanbul University Communication Faculty. He also graduated from the Urban Planning Department of a foundation university in Istanbul. He was elected the president of IBB Youth Council in 2014. He is currently acting as the President of TBB Youth Council, Co-president of UN Youth Development Network Urban Youth Working Group, and the founding president of UN World Youth Assemblies Association. In addition to his books published in English and Turkish, titled "Night and Day Istanbul", and "The Journey of Art," and his academic paper "Decoration in Ottoman Architecture (Sinan's Works)," he has many articles on youth, city and culture-art.

Member of the Board of Directors

Zeliha Saglam

Born in 1976 in Zonguldak. She concluded her undergraduate studies in Malaysia Islamic University on political sciences and international relations. She finished her graduate education with her thesis on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon in Marmara University's Middle Eastern Studies Institute. She worked as a research fellow at IHH Humanitarian Aid Foundation between 2007 and 2014. She served as the strategy and R&D manager for Turkish Religious foundation between 2014 and 2018. She participated in many platforms concerning humanitarian aid, education of women, children and youth, she worked in the organization committees of many national and international meetings on human rights. She is currently working as an undersecretary for the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services.

Member of the Board of Directors

Zeynep Safiye Baki Nalcioglu

Born in 1987 in Kastamonu. After studying Turkish language and literature at Ondokuz Mayis University, she completed her master's degree on Turkish folklore at Gazi University and interdisciplinary museum education at Ankara University. Baki Nalcioglu is working as a research assistant in the Department of Turkish Folklore at Haci Bayram Veli University in Ankara, and is currently continuing her doctoral thesis on museum management since 2015. Internet folklore, cultural tourism, intangible cultural heritage, intangible cultural heritage museum management, museum education and general children's games are her academic areas of interest.

Associate Member

Abdullah Eren

He was born in Istanbul in 1984, completed middle school in Kartal Anadolu İmam Hatip High School, and high school in Private Devran High School. After graduating from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Sociology Major, he completed his postgraduate program in Westminster University in London, in Diplomatic Studies Major.

His doctorate thesis works are continued in Sakarya University Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences Social Sciences Institute Department of Political Science and Public Adminisration.

After graduating from University, he worked in various CSO’s as Sociologist. Eren, who worked in trade for some time, took a position in Politics, Economics, Society Research Center (SETA) as Researcher in Political Research Department.

Abdullah EREN who was working as Prime Minister Consultant & Prime Minister Executive Assistant between September 2014 – May 2018 has been working as President Consultant.

Since June 5th 2018 he is designated as External Turks & Family Relations Societies Directorship (YTB) as President. Fluent in English Abdullah EREN is married and father to 2 children.

 

Associate Member

Ayhan Kep

He was born in 1971 in the İliç province of Erzincan. He graduated from the Management Faculty of the Anatolian University after finishing his primary, middle and high schools in Istanbul. Kep, who started his business life in 1998 in the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, was appointed as the Assistant Manager of the IBB (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) Youth and Sports Office in 2008 and as Manager to the same office in 2014, after having held positions in different units of the municipality. Kep, who took place in the realisation of various projects in the youth and sport subjects, is also the Head of the Federation of Sport Clubs of the Municipality. Kep, who is also a member of the Istanbul Olympic Games Preparation and Regulation Committee and the ISTGUVEN INC. board of management, is a postgraduate student of Sports Management in the Istanbul University. Kep is married and has three children.

Associate Member

Bilal Topçu

Born in Üsküdar, 1981 Bilal TOPÇU who took his undergraduate diploma from Sakarya University Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences Economic Major after graduating from Kartal Anadolu İmam Hatip High School. He currently is studying Public Administration in Medeniyet University Postgraduate Program.

Mr. TOPÇU returned to Turkey after working in a private company in USA as Regional Manager & Import-Wholesale Manager, and worked as manager or financing manager in various companies in chain market & automobile sector.

He started his political career in 2009 as Istanbul Youth Branch Province Assistant Manager and in 2011 &2015 General Elections Istanbul 1st Region Candidate,worked between years 2012-2015 as Istanbul Province Manager of the Board Membership and Regional Organization Directorship, between years 2016-2018 as T.R Ministry of Family & Social Policies Advisor.

Since September 2018 he works as Teknopark Istanbul AŞ General Manager. Medeniyet University Graduates & Members Association Founder Manager, Science Spreading Society Istanbul Branch Member of the Board and Istanbul Ticaret University Trustee Board Memberships are still effective

Mr. TOPÇU, who is married and father of 2 children is fluent in English.

 

Associate Member

Ekrem Enes Duman

After completing his middle & high school education in İstanbul Kartal Anadolu İmam Hatip High School, he completed undergraduate & postgraduate programs in Germany, Brunswick Technical University (TU Braunschweid) on Business Informatics. He worked in IT Management Department in one of Europe’s biggest applied sciences research & development community Fraunhofer Gesellschaft’s Stuttgart Institution as research associate. He worked as an external advising member in Stuttgart MÜSİAD. Currently, he is working on trade especially in informatics field. Can speak German & English. He is married and father to a child.

Associate Member

İlhan Altun

He was born in Istanbul 1987, originally from Kastamonu. He studied Physics/Management in Turkey and abroad. He worked as Manager in USA, Australia and Turkey in various fields of activity. Since 2014 he has been working as CEO in United Group. İlhan Altun, who is interested in Horsemanship & Theatre is fluent in English.

Associate Member

Hüseyin Keskin

Hüseyin Keskin, who was born in the year 1973 finished his university education in the Maths Department of Boğaziçi University after graduating the Pertevniyal High School. Keskin, who got his post graduation degree in the Management Department of the Marmara University, continues his doctorate studies in the financial department of the same university. Keskin has held the position of CEO of the İGA Airline Business after having held senior positions in various institutions such as, THY, TAV and İDO. Keskin, who is closely interested in traditional sports, actively performs the traditional Chinese martial art Wing Chun (Sifu, 3 TG) and traditional Filipino martial art Escrima (2 TG). Keskin continues his job as the CEO and General Directorate of State Airports Operations after having been appointed in the July of 2019. Keskin is married and has 2 children, he speaks fluent English.

Associate Member

Mustafa Eröğüt

Mustafa Eröğüt, who graduated from Business Management, Management Concentration undergraduate program, Business Management, Sports Management Concentration postgraduate program (MBA) in USA, Ithaca College is working as sports manager for 12 years and keeps working civil society initiatives about sports & youth organizations. Eröğüt who started his carrer in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) Youth Development Academy as Managing Coordinator, worked in following positions in order; İBB Professional Football Team Administrative Manager, BAKER TILLY GÜRELİ Supervision Assistant, Turkish Football Federation Foorball Development Department Directorship & Football Director Assistant, Turkish Clubs Union General Secretary Assistant. Eröğüt still is a Member of the Board in Acıbadem Health Group, Member of the Board inTurkiye ESports Federation and Istanbul Başakşehir Football Club CEO. Moreover, he is UEFA Youth & Amateur Football Committee Member.

Associate Member

Mustafa Sarımermer

Mustafa Sarımermer who was in Istanbul 1980, completed his postgraduate program (MBA) in Yıldız Technical University in Business Management major after graduating from Istanbul Bilgi University International Relationships major. He works in management and ceo positions in his companies which is operating in carpet and real estate areas. He is a Member of the Board in Turkey Archery Federation. He speaks English.

 

Associate Member

Rabiya Kazak

She was born in Manisa Soma in 1985. She graduated from Marmara University Ready Wear Teaching Department. She completed her postgraduate program in Istanbul University CSO and Social Responsibility Management Major. She is currently studying Socilogy in Istanbul University. Since 2007, Kazak, who has been working actively in various CSO’s, has worked in Turkiye Youth Foundation in Trustee Committee and Board of Managers.

Since 2008 she is working in Quality Management & Process Development Department.