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Dr.Merve Kaya

Dr.Merve Kaya

Techno-Commercial Executive

Food/AgriBusiness Marketing & Management
MunichGermany
Dear Recruiter,

As a Science Manager at the Technical University of Munich, I lead and facilitate research collaborations for the "Revolution of Food Production" project, funded by the Werner Siemens Foundation. This initiative, dedicated to pioneering innovative solutions for vertical farming, involves a diverse team comprising plant biologists, microbiologists, food scientists, modelers, materials scientists, artificial intelligence experts, engineers, social scientists, architects, and economists. This role showcases my strength in interdisciplinary expertise, dedication, and passion for advancing sustainable agriculture.

My professional background combines both research expertise and business acumen. I am an accomplished agronomist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry. My specialization lies in unraveling the intricate dynamics of plant cell walls and customizing citrus pectin polymer structures for industrial applications. My academic foundation spans Molecular Plant Nutrition, focusing on silicon effects on rice plant cell walls, and Biological Sciences, showcasing solid analytical skills.

Armed with an MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management and a PostDoc in Food Entrepreneurship, I have accumulated six years of practical experience in various managerial capacities within the AgroChemical sector. These roles have been instrumental in refining my leadership abilities. Skills in Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and StageGate Methods showcase my expertise in optimizing processes and driving continuous improvement. In addition, my interests in Design Thinking, UX Design, and Scrum highlight my ability to create user-centric solutions and agile project management.

My journey has been marked by prestigious fellowships and grants from esteemed institutions, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, Erasmus-Socrates Fellowship, EIT-Food Innovator Fellowship, and Best Business Idea Award, among others (TUBITAK). Having worked in diverse locales (USA, France, UK, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and Turkey), I've demonstrated cultural fluency and adaptability. My interdisciplinary background, entrepreneurial mindset, and passion for driving innovation align well with your organization's goals. I look forward to contributing my expertise to your team and being part of your mission to create a sustainable future for agriculture.

Best Regards,
Merve Kaya
Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

University of Nantes, France

February 2012 to February 2015
Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, Major: Biochemistry
-Thesis: Structure and functionality of citrus pectin.

-Abstract: Pectin, a key component of plant cell walls, is widely used after extraction as a gelling agent in the food industry. The study's main objective was to determine the effect of the extraction conditions on pectin characteristics and to apprehend possible structural and macromolecular variations related to citrus sources. Besides, isolating the main pectin building blocks and characterizing them individually gave better insights into this polymer.

Post-Doctoral Fellow (PostDoc)

EIT Food - European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Belgium

June 2020 to June 2021
Entrepreneurial Studies, Major: Agri-Food Research Based Entrepreneurship
-Business Idea: OxyCo has developed a new solution that consists of an adaptable production of sustainable fish feed process whereby combined with innovative new technologies.

-Content: Introduction to business modelling (Forward Fooding), The three perspectives of a new business financial model (Nagima Business Consulting), Network effects and platform economy simulation (Azti Spain), Emerging technologies (Deusto Business School), New leader for a new covid times (Fair Saturday Foundation), Introduction to public engagement (Wageningen University)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Escola Superior De Propaganda E Marketing (ESPM), São Paulo, Brazil

September 2015 to September 2016
Food and Agribusiness Management (Dual Degree)
-Thesis: Digital agriculture market research in Brazil.

-Abstract: Brazil is one of the world's most important exporters of agricultural products. The difficulty in using software and the lack of technical training of farmers are the main factors limiting precision agriculture development. As a primary source, experts in the field have been interviewed to collect critical information. In addition, company websites have been extensively used. Market research methodology (Five Force Analysis, SWOT, 4P Analysis, etc.) has been applied.

-Content: Public strategies and agribusiness policy, Sustainability management in the agribusiness, Disruptive innovation-Trends to the future, Poverty & Hunger war, Orange juice Brazilian international strategy, Vegetables-Distribution centers strategies, Supermarkets traceability, Women marketing action in the agri-society, Big corporations and positioning strategy, Media in Brazil, Bioenergy-Bio fuels , Agribusiness marketing-Sales, Leadership and management, Social media governance, Tributes and taxes in Brazilian agrisector, Meat supply chain and management-Sustainability of animal protein, Analytical profile management data, Food marketing in Brazil.

Master of Science (MSc)

Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

September 2015 to September 2016
-Thesis: French wine marketing research in the USA.
Company Overview: Domaine de Haute Perche is a French family business wine producer in Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance, in Anjou (Loire Valley).

-Tasks: Developing a distribution channel strategy to the United States of 10,000 to 20,000 bottles (counting for 10% -20% of overall production), Designing ''environmentally-friendly'' bottles.

-Content: Marketing and food business, Operations management, Financial management, Human resources management, Corporate social responsibility, Strategy for agribusiness, Analytical tools, Value chain and performance, Design and innovation, B to B and B to C.

Institutional Exchange (MSc)

Osnabrück University of Applied Science, Germany

2010 to 2011
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Major: Plant Nutrition
-Thesis: Iodine biofortification of vegetable crops.

-Abstract: Two billion people are currently affected by iodine deficiency. Biofortification methods are excellent opportunities to increase the iodine contents of vegetables. The project aimed to determine the effect of different iodine forms and concentrations on vegetable growth and iodine uptake.

-Tasks: Sorting-evaluation of crops, Drying-grinding plant materials and arranging greenhouse trials, Preparation of plant material by alkaline fusion, Determination of iodine concentration by flow injection analysis (FIA).

Master of Science (MSc)

University of Hannover, Germany

September 2009 to September 2011
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Major: Plant Nutrition
-Thesis: Observation of the physiological changes in rice leaves after silicon amendment with microscopic techniques coupled with a molecular approach.

-Abstract: Silicon benefits plants, improving the yield and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Rice is a high Si accumulator, triggering suberization & lignification in rice roots. The study's objective was a histochemical investigation of cutin and lignin formations in rice leaves affected by silicic acid supply (20-30 ppm).

-Content: Theories and methods of research, Biostatistics, Molecular biology, Plant physiology, Genetics and plant breeding, Molecular and cell biology of plants, and Plant nutrition.

Bilateral Institutional Erasmus-Exchange Program (BSc)

Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom

September 2006 to September 2007
School of Biological Sciences, Major: Biology
-Content: Practical field ecology, Biological data analysis and interpretation, Applications of molecular genetics in biology.

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Uludag University, Turkey

September 2004 to September 2009
Agriculture Engineering Degree, Major: Field Crops
-Thesis: Current state of biotechnology in Turkey.

-Content: Botany, Zoology, Technical drawing, Plant physiology, General microbiology, Food technology, Field crops, Farm machinery, Soil science, Agricultural insurance, Horticulture, Genetics, Agricultural economics, Landscape design, Farm management and planning, Plant propagation, Cereals, Plant tissue culture techniques, Industrial plants, Pests of field crops, Forage crops, Starch and sugar crops, Legumes, Irrigation & Drainage, Meteorology.

Secondary & High School Diploma

Lüleburgaz Anatolian High School

September 1996 to September 2003
Major: Science & Mathematics with Core Educational Programs taught in English and German as the Second Foreign Language.

-Anatolian High School Acceptance refers to public high schools in Turkey that admit their students according to high nationwide standardized test-TEOG scores.
Work Experience
  • Department: Life Science Engineering, Chair: Digital Agriculture
    About HEF: The World Agricultural Systems Center - Hans Eisenmann-Forum aims to facilitate and communicate research for science-based solutions for regional and global agriculture at the Technical University of Munich, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.hef.tum.de/hef/startseite/
  • Tasks: Assist in grant proposal development, Facilitate team collaboration, Organize research seminars and events, Handle research budgets and resources, Maintain research databases and documentation.
  • The primary focus of the "Revolution of Food Production" Project is Vertical Farming http://tinyurl.com/yc6bm4dh
  • Reporting to Director of HEF (Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science)
  • Company Overview: Agrochemical company based in Turkey, producing residue-free plant protection (fungicides and insecticides) and plant nutrition (microbials and biofertilizers) products for sustainable agriculture. http://supersol.com.tr/en/home/
  • Tasks: Conducting market research, analysing competitors, presenting and developing ideas, and creating strategic business plans.
  • Reporting to CEO
  • Company Overview: Dynamic manufacturing company based in Turkey & England for the production and sales of fertilizers. https://ceon.com.tr/en/
  • Tasks: A spokesperson is a member of a company's Marketing Department. The task is to present a professional "face" and consistent message for the company in media interviews.
  • Reporting to CEO
  • Company Overview: Biotechnology-based Spanish company, specialized in the science of microalgae to develop and commercialize high quality biostimulants. http://www.algaenergy.es
  • Tasks: Leading cross-functional teams (Japan, India, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Greece, USA, Mexico, and France) through the Stage-Gate Process, resulting in 2-5 successful product developments in each market.
  • Tasks: Marketing policy co-creation, Materials and arguments creation, Multi-channel marketing approach management, Lead efforts to obtain and maintain product registrations, Assist with other R&D projects and commercial operations, Identifying, substantiate, develop and prioritize new product concepts for select geographies, Contact potential clients to establish rapport and arrange meetings.
  • Reporting to CEO
  • Company Overview: The largest fertilizer (AN, CAN, DAP and NPK) producer of Turkey. https://www.toros.com.tr/
  • Tasks: Providing feedback and guidance to 10 post-graduate researchers regarding performance management, Developing new fertilizers and application methods for different crops, and Coordinating an innovation-focused mentorship program (InoSuit) (Partners: Mersin Technopark & Turkish Exporters Assembly).
  • Reporting to Vice President of Research
  • Company Overview: French startup, innovating in business of precision agriculture (sensors for soil management). https://www.weenat.com/en/
  • Tasks: Building communication channels in Brazil, Developing international business strategies.
  • Reporting to CEO
  • About INRA: Europe's top Agricultural Research Institute. http://www.inra.fr/en/
  • Tasks: Lab-scale pectin production, Purification of extracted-pectin samples, Characterization of pectic samples for their composition and macromolecular properties.
  • Project Overview: WallTraC Project is well equipped to dissect plant cell wall & polymer structures and develop analytical procedures required for - and suited to - industrial exploitation.
  • Partners: INRA, CP Kelco, Newcastle Univ, Lisbon Univ, Leeds Univ, Copenhagen Univ, Potsdam Univ, Max Planck Institute, Bayer
  • Reporting to Deputy Manager
  • Company Overview: Producer of pectin, gellan gum and many other nature-based ingredients. https://www.cpkelco.com/
  • Tasks: Pilot plant-scale pectin production, Functional tests (gelling and stabilizing power) of extracted-pectin samples.
  • Reporting to Innovation Manager
Awards, Skills and Trainings

Awards

  • 2024, British Council Exclusive Professional Training Prize, encompasses a trip to the UK for an Alumni event, exclusive professional courses access, and a yearly British Council digital library subscription
  • 2020, The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) - Food: Best Business Idea, Innovator Fellowship, Foodathon Winner
  • 2020, EIT-Food, Foodathon Winner & Innovator Fellowship. Partners: Aarhus University (Denmark), Universita Degli Studi di Torino (Italy), and Azti Research Center (Spain)
  • 2020, BİGG (Tekno-Capital Support Program)– TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), Entrepreneurship Multi-phase Programme Jury Invitation
  • 2018, TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Grant. Title: Slow release nano-fertilizer synthesis and characterization. Partner: Mersin University, Turkey. Budget: 2.290.656 TL
  • 2018, TUBITAK Grant. Title: Phosphogypsum waste management. Partner: Ankara University, Turkey. Budget: 2.290.656 TL
  • 2018, ERA-MIN (Horizon2020) Proposal Coordination. The score (scientific excellence & impact) : 12/15. Title: The comparisons of structural and physicochemical properties of natural zeolites in Europe and associated countries their investigation as adsorbents in waste water management. Partners: Fraunhofer (Germany), CNRS-IS2M (France), CSIC-ITQ (Spain), Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania North University Centre of Baia Mare (Romania), Zeolites Group (Romania), DBI-GUT GmbH (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
  • 2015, Agreen Startup Contest Candidate (Fish feeding with yam wastes), French Chambres of Agriculture, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
  • 2015, Food for Thought MBA Scholarship, Audencia Business School, France & Academic Transcript: 14/15 score
  • 2015, European PhD Certificate & Evaluation of Thesis: ''très bon'' (very good)
  • 2012, Marie Curie Fellowship as part of the EU-funded project The Plant Cell Wall Training Consortium (WallTraC)
  • 2009, Visiting Researcher Grant, BMBF Project in Osnabrück Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 2008, Erasmus Program Scholarship, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 2008, 4 Weeks of German Language School Voucher-Fuu Language School, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2007, Cambridge University Certificate in Work Experience
  • 1996-04, Anatolian High School Acceptance (refers to public high schools in Turkey that admits their students according to high nationwide standardized test-TEOG scores)

Honours

  • 2023, Official Reception Invitation by the Turkish Consulate of Munich, Germany, hosted by Mr. Süalp Erdogan, in celebration of Republic Day in Turkey at Nymphenburg Palace
  • 2022, Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party Invitation by Mr. Kenan Poleo, British Consul General at British Consulate General in Istanbul
  • 2022, UK-Alumni Reception Invitation by British Council Country Director Mr. Gill Caldicott at the British Ambassador's Residence in Ankara
  • 2019, 10. Bosphorus Summit Invitation (F. President of Germany, Mr. Christian Wilhelm Walter Wulf, F. President of Colombia, Mr. Andres Pastrana Arango, F. President of Nepal, Mr. Madhav Kumar, F. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus, Mr. Ersin Tatar, F. Prime Minister of Jordan, Mr. Faisal al Fayez, Northern Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Kudret Özersay, Uganda Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Henry Oryem Okello, Nicaragua Minister of National Policies, Dr. Paul Herbert Oquist Kelley, F. Interior Minister of Turkey and Vakıfbank Chairman, Mr. Abdulkadir Aksu, Qatar Minister of Commerce, Mr. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari participated to this event.)
  • 2019, Signing Ceremony of Projects Invitation by T.C. Industry and Technology Minister Mr. Mustafa Varank and TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal at TUBITAK
  • 2018, Certificate of Appreciation, Women’ s Shelter Foundation in Turkey
  • 2015, Official Reception Invitation by Major of Nantes Mrs. Johanna Rolland in honor of Foreign Researchers in Nantes, France
  • 2013, Official Reception Invitation by Ms. Nedime Yalçın Consulate of Nantes, France at National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

Languages

  • Turkish: Native
    Expert
  • English: IELTS Score: 6.5; Certification in Business English, Language Specialists International, Portsmouth, England
    Advanced
  • French: TCF Score: B2; Certification in French Civilization: History, Literature, Politics, Culture & Geography, France Langue, Paris
    Good
  • German: Goethe-Zertifikat Score: B2
    Good

Technical Trainings

  • 2020, Algal biotechnology- Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bioeconomy. Partners: the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (UK), Fraunhofer (Germany), and Matís (Iceland)
  • 2019, Understanding soil functions: from ped to planet, Wageningen University, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • 2019, Plant stress physiology, Sabancı University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2016, Natural algae-based solutions for nutrition, hygiene and health of plants, animals and humans, Olmix, Brehan, France
  • 2016, Chocolate production & Marketing training, Cacau Show, Brazil
  • 2016, Food sensorial analysis, Nespresso Expertise Centre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2016, International logistics, Santos Harbor Local Frio, Santos, Brazil
  • 2014, Introduction to industrial pectin production & Regulatory affairs, CP Kelco, Lille Skensved, Denmark
  • 2014, Mass spectrometry & Standards for quality management system, INRA, Nantes, France
  • 2013, Cloning and characterization of recombinant proteins, University of Newcastle, UK
  • 2013, System biology- oriented bioinformatics, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 2013, Plant cell walls molecular probes & Ethics, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2013, Plant cell wall architecture & Commercial exploitation of results, Bayer Crop Sciences, Ghent, Belgium

Information Technology

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Enterprise Management: SAP ERP, Lotus
  • Bioinformatics. SPSS, R
  • Al-Experience: ChatGPT, Google Bard, Grammarly, DeepL
  • Graphic Design: Canva
  • Design: AutoCAD
  • Collaborative Whiteboard: Miro
  • Project Management: Asana
  • Mind Mapping: MindManager
  • Design Prototyping: Figma
  • Scientific Illustrations: Biorender
  • Collaboration Tools: TEAMS, Slack, Zoom, Skype
  • Reference Management: Mendeley, Citavi, Zotero
  • Content Management: WordPress
  • Cloud-based File Sharing: Google Doc, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
  • Note-taking: Notion, Obsidian, OneNote
  • Typing Speed: 54 WPM
  • Data Processing: Tableau, Power BI
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Mac

Lab-related Skills

  • Microscopy
  • Chromatography (IC, GC, AEC, HPSEC, HPLC)
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Molecular Biology Methods (DNA & RNA isolation, PCR, IEF/ SDS Pages, Ligation, Transformation etc.)
  • Spectrometry (ICP-OES)

Patents

  • 2021, AE-IAPDT Team Inventors, Microbial Fertilizer Patent Application. Mycorrhiza based granular product.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Kaya M, Sousa AG, Crépeau MJ, Sørensen SO, Ralet MC. Characterization of citrus pectin samples extracted under different conditions: influence of acid type and pH of extraction. Ann Bot. 2014 Oct;114(6):1319-26. (Cited by 210; Journal`s Impact IF: 5.04)

Oral Presentations

  • 2021, AGRX & Holden Research, Oxnard, California, USA (Microalgae)
  • 2016, European ICT Research & Innovation Proposers' Day, Bratislava, Slovakia (Digital Agriculture in Brazil)
  • 2014, International Conference on Polysaccharides- Glycoscience, Prague, The Czech Republic (Citrus Pectin)
  • 2014, Hydrocolloids Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (Citrus Pectin)
  • 2014, WallTraC Symposium, INRA Paris, France (Citrus Pectin)
  • 2014, Young Researchers BIA, Chambre de l'Agriculture, Nantes, France (Citrus Pectin)
  • 2012, Scientific Days of VENAM Doctoral School, Nantes, France (Citrus Pectin)

Invited Speaker & Lecturer

  • 2023, Ataturk University, Sustainable Agriculture Perspectives, Erzurum, Turkey
  • 2023, Istanbul Kültür University, Design Thinking, Turkey
  • 2021-22, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Summer Course on Food Science, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 2021, MÜSİAD Vizyoner Star Talks - Money Talks Session, Istanbul, Turkey http://tinyurl.com/59mb42tu
  • 2021, Hacettepe University Turkey, Food Engineering Club, TechTalks, Ankara, Turkey

Poster Presentations

  • 2023, World Biostimulants Congress, Milan, Italy (Microbial Fertilisers)
  • 2021, World Biostimulants Congress, Miami, USA (Microalgae-based Fertilizers)
  • 2013, Plants and People Conference, Potsdam, Germany (Citrus Pectin)
  • 2013, Gums & Stabilisers for the Food Industry Conference, Wrexham, England (Citrus Pectin)
  • 2013, Cell Wall Meeting, Nantes, France (Citrus Pectin)

Agro-Media

Regulatory Affairs

  • 2 Mixture Soil Conditioning Liquid Form Fertilizer Product Registration, Turkey & Greece
  • 4 Secondary and/ or Trace Element Additive Liquid Organomineral Fertilizer Product Registration, Turkey & Egypt
  • 1 Microbial (Mycorrhizae) Product Registration & Production, Turkey
  • 1 Microbial (Bacteria) Product Registration, Turkey

Grant Writing

  • 2019, Horizon2020 Project Writing Training, Tech Startup School, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2013, Grant Proposal Writing Training, University of Newcastle, England
  • 2013, EU Project Management Training, University of Potsdam, Germany

Quality Management

  • 2018, Strategic Planning via Hoshin Kanri Training, Toros Agri, Turkey
  • 2018, Kaizen: Lean Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Training, Toros Agri, Turkey

Communication

  • 2021, Oral communication workshop, Naós Communication, Paris, France
  • 2009, Science, leadership and responsibility course, University of Hannover, Germany

Consulting

Editoral Experience

Human Resources (HR)

  • 2023, Outsourcing journalists, editors, and translators , Werner Siemens Project- Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 2020-21, Outsourcing Basak Media, Social media content management- AlgaEnergy, Turkey
Interests

Startup Mentorships

  • 2022, R&D Competition Jury, Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) IFT Student Chapter
  • 2021, Global Startup Mentorship Program Member, Teknopark Istanbul
    http://tinyurl.com/3uan648c
  • 2022, Mentor, AKAGİM (Ataşehir) Women Entrepreneurship Center
  • 2020, Mentor, Entrecom http://tinyurl.com/mt8avdr3

Social Responsibility

  • 2023, Agnes-Mackensen-Program Mentor, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    -Program aim: Empower women without academic backgrounds to become future leaders, scientists, and startup founders, bridging the gap in opportunities and fostering innovation in science, business, and society.
  • 2018, Child & Family Development Committee Director, Fenerbahçe Sports Club, Turkey.
    -Our mission with the 'Books for Kids' Project was to promote children's literacy through book donations.
  • 2017, Philanthropic Writer, Women’ s Shelter Foundation, Turkey.
    -The book 'Absolute Happiness' has been sold in ten countries, and the income from its sales has been donated. The project has received a Certification of Appreciation. http://tinyurl.com/yp73dw2b

Books

Agro-Blogs (>10K Post Impressions)

Certificates (LinkedIn Learning)

  • 2024, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy: Case Studies
  • 2024, Using AI in Research Projects
  • 2024, Getting Started with Bard, Google’s Experimental AI
  • 2024, Design Thinking: Understanding the Process
  • 2024, Foundations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)
  • 2024, Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to Continuous Improvement
  • 2024, Disruptive Technologies Case Studies for Business Leaders
  • 2024, Artificial Intelligence Case Studies in Different Business Industries
  • 2024, Leading with a Digital Mindset in the Age of AI
  • 2024, Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders
  • 2024, Using AI in the UX Design Process
  • 2024, Scrum: Advanced

Interviews

Business Events

  • 2023, Sponsor, NewAG World Biostimulants Congress, Milan, Italy
  • 2023, Host, The World Needs New Proteins AgriScience Symposium, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 2023, Sponsor, BioAg World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2023, Sponsor, New Ag International, Barcelona
  • 2023-24, Host, Weihenstephan Forum on the Future of Agricultural Policy, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 2022, Türkiye Innovation Week Istanbul
  • 2022, Brand Week Istanbul
  • 2022, The Management and Leadership Summit, University of Bogazici, Istanbul
  • 2021 & 22, Sponsor, GrowTech Fair Antalya
  • 2021 & 22 & 23, Sabancı University Istanbul International Centre For Energy and Climate (IICEC) Conference
  • 2021, Sponsor, NewAG World Biostimulants Congress, Miami, USA
  • 2021, Sponsor, Fruit Attraction Madrid, Spain
  • 2021, The FCEM (Women Global Business Leaders) World Congress, Istanbul
  • 2019 & 20, Business Strategy Summit, Bogazici University, Istanbul
  • 2019, Leadership Summit, İstanbul University
  • 2019, InoSuit-Innovation Focused Mentorship Program, Turkish Exporters Assembly Istanbul
  • 2019, Sponsor, National Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Conference, Antalya
  • 2018, University-Industry-Government Partnership Workshop on Strengthening Regional Innovation Ecosystem, Mersin, Turkey
  • 2018, Food and Agriculture Summit, Bloomberg TV, Istanbul
  • 2018, Medical and Aromatic Plant Workshop, Silivri, Turkey
  • 2016, Agrishow Fair Brazil
  • 2016, Rungis Paris
  • 2011, Agritechnica Fair Hannover, Germany

Part-Time Student Jobs

  • 2008, Leisure Activities Teacher for children, F+U Language School, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2007-09, International Education Counselor, YERO International Education, Turkey
  • 2006-07, Cashier, McDonald's Restaurant, Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 2007, Organic Farm Assistant in Barnham, England

Emotional Quotient (EQ)

  • Red Bull Wingfinder:
    -A personality assessment tool, to reveal strengths and guide improvement.
    -My traits: openness to experience, innovation, adaptability, balanced learning, discipline, confidence, achievement
  • Predictor of Potential™ (POP7™):
    -For recruiting and developing commission salespeople.
    -Demonstrated traits: sociability, systematic thinking, strong listening skills, stress management, self-control, moderate recruiting skills, good training and development abilities, team-oriented leadership, excellent collaboration, high transparency, and strong commitment and consistency.
  • Core Values:
    -Primary Core Value: Innovation - Emphasizing wisdom in assessing and solving situations.
    -Secondary Core Value: Merchant - Focused on nurturing core values in oneself and others.
    -Guided by Career Coach Lynn Zettler http://tinyurl.com/4t9wr2m2
  • Character Types:
    ENFJ (Protagonist):
    -Excels in cooperative and supportive work environments.
    -Takes on mentor roles to help others grow and improve.
    Enneagram 8 (The Challenger)
    -Embodies traits: assertiveness, direct communication, independence, courage, protectiveness, high energy, confidence, and decisiveness.

Hobbies

  • Acting & Performance:
    2022, Commercial Actress, Project: Nutritab Fertilizer-Ceon Global, CNN Türk
    http://tinyurl.com/2u2zh2cx
    2018, Hair Model of Dyson & Marie Claire Paris
    2017, Background Actress in TV Show « Rendez-vous avec Kevin Razy », CANAL+
    2017, Background Actress in TV Series « Ben», France 2, Director: Akim Isker
    2016, Background Actress in TV Series « Prof T », TF1, Director: Nicolas Cuche
    2016, Background Actress in the Movie: « Mon frère bien aimé », France 2, Director: Denis Malleval
  • -Traveling: Explored 40+ countries
    -Dancing: Proficient in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Argentine Tango, Flamenco and Folk (Turkish) Dance
    -Maritime Training Certificate, International Yacht Training Worldwide Istanbul
    -Scuba Diving Certificate, Plongee Passion, La Ciotat, France
    -Dégustation-Wine Tasting Classes in Argentina, France, Portugal and Turkey
    -Sport (moderate-level): Horse Riding, Bodyboarding, Ice Skating, Canoeing, Paragliding, Boxing, Golf, Trampolining, Forest Walks, Swimming, Pilates, Table Tennis, Cycling and Watching Ice Hockey/ Basketball/ Soccer
    -Enthusiastic reader of World Classics
    -Regular attendee of Opera/ Theatre/ Classic Music/ Jazz Performances
    -Turkish Folk Music Choir (1996-2003)

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1985 (38 years old)
    Place of Birth: Izmir, Turkey
    Marital Status: Single, No Children
  • Availability:
    -Comfortable with frequent domestic and international travel
    -Open to relocation for career opportunities
    -Adaptable professional with a strong work ethic, open to various work shifts to meet company needs
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