Our Team

(1956) Professor of Management and Organization. Certified Public Accounted. He has taught in universities and became a member of parliament and advisor to Prime Minister for 5 years. He is the member of board of Turkey China Friendship Association, and founder, president of board of trustees and board of execution of Turkish Foundation for Waste Reduction which maintains Grameen Microcredit Program in Turkey. He is the manager and president of various companies. He has published 12 books and many articles.

He studied Economics in Dartmouth College and got his doctorate degree from University of California, Berkeley. He worked at Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences between 1972-1982. He worked in various fields -international trade, agricultural products, national resources and environmental problems- in United Nations Trade and Development Conference and retired from Emtia Department in 2006. Currently he is a professor of International Relations at Galatasaray University. Simultaneously, he contributes to the development work of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkish Republic and United Nations. He has been assigned as the scientific issues coordinator of Turkey for UN 4th Least Developed Countries Conference. His areas of interest include development process in globalized world and governance of globalization, relations among and duties of international organizations, private sector, and civic sector in this regard, international trade and features of international markets, positioning of companies of developing countries in international value chain, management of environment and natural resources.

(1944) (University: Robert Collage 1968) Until 1994, he was the chairman and founder of many industrial organizations and banks in Turkey and abroad. After 1994, he started to engage in educational and civic work in Turkey and abroad, and he had managerial roles in such organizations. HE taught in universities, prepared programs on radio and TV, wrote in magazines and newspapers. He wrote a book titled “Hafiften Bankacılık”. He became the founder and manager of various schools and non governmental organizations. Currently, he is a board member at Community Volunteers Foundation, Teachers’ Academy, Internationl Hrant Dink Foundation, and Adapazarı ENKA Schools. He also works as a member of board and consultant to various companies in industrial and financial sector.

Upon graduating from Üsküdar American High School, he studied Management and Philosophy in Bucknell University. He worked as an investment specialist in Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse for 6 years. He worked as a consultant in Merger and Acquisition and Corporate Strategy Departments in New York, London and İstanbul offices of these investment banks. Finally, he worked in corporate strategy department of Borusan Holding in Turkey. Currently, he is a board member at SEN DE GEL and working at Koruncuk Foundation. Additionally, he gives abstract thinking workshops on Sufizm and Existential Philosophy since 2012. Derya Sel Bozkurt She was born in Ankara in 1982. After TED Ankara College, she studied Computer Engineering at Bilkent University and got her MA degree from Department of Industrial Engineering at METU. She has been working as consultant and project manager in various technology companies for more than 10 years. She was a volunteer, member of board of trustees, and member of board of directors at Community Volunteers Foundation. She is one of the founding members of SEN DE GEL. She is married with one child.

She was born in Ankara in 1982. After TED Ankara College, she studied Computer Engineering at Bilkent University and got her MA degree from Department of Industrial Engineering at METU. She has been working as consultant and project manager in various technology companies for more than 10 years. She was a volunteer, member of board of trustees, and member of board of directors at Community Volunteers Foundation. She is one of the founding members of SEN DE GEL. She is married with one child.

She graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Sociology in 1997. She took part in many projects on reputation management during her work in marketing communications and brand management departments of respected organizations of Turkey. She has 18 years of experience in marketing communications and brand management. In 2008, she cocreated a social responsibility project with Mother Child Education Foundation for the international finance organization that she was working at. Within this project to support preschool education in disadvantaged regions of İstanbul, she also organized volunteers. That is how she started volunteering in many projects on a personal level. When she was trying to discover what she can do towards social and economic development, she met İbrahim Betil in 2011 and became a founding board member of SEN DE GEL. She is still working as a communications and brand consultant.

He was born in 1980 in Erzurum. He completed his primary and secondary education in İzmir. Upon graduating from Bilkent University Department of Mathematics in 2004, he started working in Corporate Marketing Department in banking sector. Since 2007, he has been working as a business analist at a private bank. He started volunteering at university and since then has taken active role in many social responsibility projects.

He graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Communications in 1992. He worked as an assistant in İstanbul University Management Faculty between 1994-1996. Between 1996-2000 he worked at a private educational consulting firm. Between 2000-2003 he worked as an assistant in Bilgi University Management Faculty. Between 1995-2010 he became one of the founders and members of board of Community Volunteers Foundation and ÇEKÜL Foundation. He has been working as a partner of WebdenAl.com since 2005.

After Ege University Mechanical Engineering Department, he studied Management Sciences at Baruch College, NY and International Management and Marketing at Bahçeşehir University. He is the president of Armaggan A.Ş. (www.armaggan.com) and NAR Doğal Ürünler A.Ş. (www.nargourmet.com); and board member at BoraJet Airlines. He is on the Board of Trustees at Community Volunteers Foundation, and member of board at Turkish Coalition of America Turkey Branch (www.turkishcoalition.org) and Friends of Kitchen Association.

She was born in İstanbul in 1960. She completed her primary and secondary education in Austria Trade High School and studied Management at Vienna University of Economics. In 2010, she wrote her second master thesis in Bilgi University Institute of European Union. She worked as at credit marketing at Tekstilbank and as Congress and Seminars Manager at Otari Tours. Currently, she is a member of board at Topkapı Industry A.S. As she thinks that empowering women and youth is the biggest investment to the future, she is a member of board of trustees at Community Volunteers Foundation, a member of board at Austrian High School Alumni Association, a member of ALD Women’s Platform, a member of KAGİDER. She speaks German, English, and French. She is married with two children.

She was born in 1984 in Karadeniz Ereğli, attended Bursa Anatolian High School, and studied Law at Ankara University. Currently, she is working as a registered lawyer at a private law firm in İstanbul. She is taking active role in civic projects related to youth, human rights, people with hearing disabilities, and reproductive health in many CSOs as well as Community Volunteers Foundation.

(1944) (University: Robert Collage 1968) Until 1994, he was the chairman and founder of many industrial organizations and banks in Turkey and abroad. After 1994, he started to engage in educational and civic work in Turkey and abroad, and he had managerial roles in such organizations. HE taught in universities, prepared programs on radio and TV, wrote in magazines and newspapers. He wrote a book titled “Hafiften Bankacılık”. He became the founder and manager of various schools and non governmental organizations. Currently, he is a board member at Community Volunteers Foundation, Teachers’ Academy, Internationl Hrant Dink Foundation, and Adapazarı ENKA Schools. He also works as a member of board and consultant to various companies in industrial and financial sector.

She was born in Ankara in 1982. After TED Ankara College, she studied Computer Engineering at Bilkent University and got her MA degree from Department of Industrial Engineering at METU. She has been working as consultant and project manager in various technology companies for more than 10 years. She was a volunteer, member of board of trustees, and member of board of directors at Community Volunteers Foundation. She is one of the founding members of SEN DE GEL. She is married with one child.

Sema Emek was born in 1969 in Susehri, Sivas; She was graduated from Istanbul Vefa Poyraz High School. After high school education she worked voluntarily in many civil society organizations. Currently; She is a board member of Haseki Women's Foundation. She is still an active member of Hazar Education Culture and Solidarity Association. Sema Emek is married and has 3 children and 1 grandchild.

In his 19 years of professional life, he worked in sales and marketing departments of construction, tourism, medicine and chemistry sectors. He founded Hardura Insurance in 2007. He graduated from Anadolu University Department of Management and earned his MA degree from Selçuk University Management and Organization Sciences.

He was born in 1980 in Erzurum. He completed his primary and secondary education in İzmir. Upon graduating from Bilkent University Department of Mathematics in 2004, he started working in Corporate Marketing Department in banking sector. Since 2007, he has been working as a business analist at a private bank. He started volunteering at university and since then has taken active role in many social responsibility projects.

She got her double degree from Boğaziçi University Department of International Relations and Psychology in 1996. She worked as an assistant between 1997-2000 at Boğaziçi University Department of International Relations and Politics and earned her MA degree. Between 2004-2006, she got her MA in Film and TV Production at Bilgi University. Since 2001, she has been working at Media and Culture Department of U.S. Embassy at İstanbul as Audience Development Coordinator. She is interested in social responsibility and social innovation and has been taking active role in management of NGOs since 2012. Aytül Tülay Balcı (Treasurer) She graduated from İstanbul University Management Faculty. She worked as a finance director at Özka İnşaat A.Ş.; as accounting and finance director at Muhasebe ve Finans Müdürü; at Treasury department of GAranti Bank, as Vice Auditor at Denet Touche Ross.

(1956) Professor of Management and Organization. Certified Public Accounted. He has taught in universities and became a member of parliament and advisor to Prime Minister for 5 years. He is the member of board of Turkey China Friendship Association, and founder, president of board of trustees and board of execution of Turkish Foundation for Waste Reduction which maintains Grameen Microcredit Program in Turkey. He is the manager and president of various companies. He has published 12 books and many articles.

She graduated from İstanbul University Management Faculty. She worked as a finance director at Özka İnşaat A.Ş.; as accounting and finance director at Muhasebe ve Finans Müdürü; at Treasury department of Garanti Bank, as Vice Auditor at Denet Touche Ross.

When she was managing fashion brands for more than 20 years, she was following NGO’s and wanted to support one. Then she met İbrahim Betil during the establishment of the association, decided to join SEN DE GEL, and becomes a member of board of auditors. “I saw that we can touch the lives of people living in far away places, even with very small amounts. Join SEN DE GEL for a better world.”

He graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Communications in 1992. He worked as an assistant in İstanbul University Management Faculty between 1994-1996. Between 1996-2000 he worked at a private educational consulting firm. Between 2000-2003 he worked as an assistant in Bilgi University Management Faculty. Between 1995-2010 he became one of the founders and members of board of Community Volunteers Foundation and ÇEKÜL Foundation. He has been working as a partner of WebdenAl.com since 2005.

She was born in 1984 in Karadeniz Ereğli, attended Bursa Anatolian High School, and studied Law at Ankara University. Currently, she is working as a registered lawyer at a private law firm in İstanbul. She is taking active role in civic projects related to youth, human rights, people with hearing disabilities, and reproductive health in many CSOs as well as Community Volunteers Foundation..

After completing his undergraduate studies in Financial Mathematics at Istanbul Bilgi University, he started to work as an Auditor in an international independent audit firm. He is still working as an advisor in an international company after his MBA education at Bahçeşehir University. He volunteered at the Community Volunteers Foundation during his university years, then he was a member of the board of directors and board of trustees. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Sen De Gel since its inception. In addition, he has been a member of founding membership, board of directors and board of auditors in various non-governmental organizations working in different fields. She speaks English and German. He is married and has 1 child.