Our Team

Discover the members of our team

Since 2006, ERAI Turkey has been offering its expertise thanks to a competent and operational team in the field. This qualified team has many years of experience in professional life and will help you take your first steps on the Turkish market. Here are the profiles of each of our team members:

Discover the members of our team

Since 2006, ERAI Turkey has been offering its expertise thanks to a competent and operational team in the field. This qualified team has many years of experience in professional life and will help you take your first steps in the Turkish market. Here are the profiles of our team members:

Tulay CAN

Head of Core Business Operations & Development

With a French-Turkish profile and a degree from the University of Lyon Lumières, Tülay worked for French companies from various sectors in Turkey, France, and Luxembourg in different departments. She is multilingual and has intercultural skills. She is experienced in project management, business development, market research, customer relationship management, online marketing, and training/workshops organizations for companies. She has been working in the ERAI Turkey team since 2019.

Her challenger spirit is reflected in her favorite activity: trekking.

Strengths:

  • Project management,
  • Business activities management
  • Consulting and Support
  • Market and partner research
  • Entrepreneurship

Ilgaz AKYUREK

Head of Project Management

Graduated from the University of Istanbul, Ilgaz is an expert in project management, corporate relations, extensive market research, and social media management. She is also experienced in public relations and event management. She is fluent in English and has working experience with international companies. She has been a member of the ERAI Turkey team since 2017.

Her colorful personality is visible in her hobby: painting.

Strengths:
• Project management
• Business development
• Market research
• Digital marketing
• Work permit management

Nehir KOSTEK

Accounting & Administation Responsible

Nehir studied at Anadolu University and she is a key member of the team, with strong experience in human resources and accounting. She has been in charge of the administrative services, payroll and financial tasks of the company since 2014. She supports the clients in their financial and accounting projects, as well as purchasing and leasing needs.

She likes discovering new worlds in the books.

Strengths:

  • Accounting & Administration
  • Payroll management
  • Human resources
  • Purchasing management
  • Planning and organisation

Celalettin KULTEKIN

Head of Accounting, Finances, HR & Payroll

A graduate of Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration, Celalettin is specialized in tax auditing and accounting for more than 25 years. After 13 years of experience as an independent financial consultant, he joined our team as Finance and Accounting Manager. He is a solution-oriented and experienced manager in the finance department.

He reflects his creative side of his personality in his hobby of wood crafting.

Strengths:

  • Accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Legal and Tax advice
  • Analytical skills
  • Ethics and integrity

Zeynep ALPAY

Accounting & Finance Advisor

Zeynep graduated from Marmara Universtiy Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences. She has been working in accounting and finance departments of multinational companies such as Hoechst, Ciba, Huntsman for more than 20 years. She manages the financial missions, including all financial management, statutory accounting and reporting.

She enjoys taking street photos.

Strengths:

  • Accounting
  • Finances
  • IRFS reporting
  • Experience with international companies

Ayten ARSLAN

Accounting & Payroll Specialist

Ayten graduated from Dumlupınar University accounting and tax applications and completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Specialised in Accounting and Payroll. He also has experience in foreign trade: import, export and logistics.

Strengths:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Payroll management
  • Import/Exportation specialisation
  • Customer service-oriented

Derya YUZUGUR

Head of Procurement & Foreign trade Management

Derya graduated from I.T.U. Mining Engineering Department. He has been in business life for 25 years, the last 11 of which have been in the field of purchasing and supply chain.  He has extensive experience in raw materials, consumables, machinery – equipment, administrative service procurement, machinery – vehicle rental, foreign trade operations and logistics.

Strengths:

  • Procurement management
  • Import and Export management
  • Logistic management
  • Sourcing expertise
  • Foreign trade expertise

Ezgi CEYLAN

Executive & Back-Office Assistant

Ezgi supports the whole team as well as the staff of ERAI Turkey to facilitate the communication and also the administrative tasks of each and everyone within our offices. She is responsible for the daily activities of the office.

Strengths:

  • Assistance onburda tem-site
  • Business operations support
  • Purchasing support
  • Planning and organisation

Bora SOYLU

Senior Consultant in Industry

Bora has more than 15 years of experience in spare parts in the individual and commercial vehicles, generators, construction and agricultural machinery sectors. As an expert in retail, wholesale, reseller management and purchase, Bora has worked for Fiat Turkey, Turkey Ford and Agco (Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra Laverda) before.

Strengths:

  • Sectors expertise

Ferit Gokcen ERMAN

Lawyer & Legal Consultant

A graduate of the University of Istanbul, our legal advisor Gökçen has more than ten years of experience specialized in commercial law, tax law and administrative law. He has helped many companies with their legal issues during their establishment or merging with other companies’ processes. He is your legal counsel from your first step on.

Strengths:

  • Legal Advice
  • Business Law

Gonenc ATAKAN

Corporate Communication Manager

Gönenç has experience in planning and developing the new generation of communications; plus crisis & issue management, and strategic media relations for the local and global brands. He has over 18 years of experience in the PR and comms industry, working for large Turkish and global PR agencies. Gonenc graduated from Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Sociology. He also gave lessons as a guest professor at Bilgi University & Kocaeli University. Nowadays, he focused on Communication Management Consultancy and C Level Comms on digital platforms, especially on LinkedIn.

Strengths:
• Digital Marketing
• Corporate Communication

Fatih VAROL

Head Of Agency at Tekunikaru

Our strategic partner specializing in marketing and digital marketing. IT solutions, web design, social media management and most importantly great dedication.