Meet the team

Our skilled team, with long years of expertise in the field, will assist you to take your first steps into the Turkish market! Below are the portfolios of our team members:
Simay SOYLU
Director

After graduating from the Department of International Relations and Political Science from Galatasaray University, Simay first went on to a career in business development with the position as a representative at the French bank CIC in Istanbul. Since then, she made a long-term commitment to business development in the Turkish market and became the country manager of ERAI Turkey in 2009. She took over the shares of ERAI Turkey in 2015, as the owner/director of the company, she continued her works to offer concrete solutions to international companies still very keen to discover the Turkish market. She is highly experienced in business development and business management activities.

Özgün YALCIN
Business Development Manager

A graduate of Political Science from Galatasaray University, Ozgun has a strong knowledge of business relations with international companies. She has helped more than 100 global companies in their projects in Turkey. She started her career as a Project assistant in 2011, and since 2015 she is the Business Development manager of ERAI Turkey. Since then, she is responsible for the international companies’ projects in Turkey from A to Z as well as coordinating all the activities of each department of ERAI Turkey.

Ilgaz AKYÜREK
Project Manager

Graduated from the University of Istanbul, our new project manager Ilgaz is an expert in social media management, online communication, consumer behavior analysis and extensive market research in areas such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), technology and media. She is also experienced in public relations and event management.

Tulay CAN
Project Manager

Graduated from of the University of Lyon Lumières, Tülay worked for LES MILLS and MAPED in Turkey, VIASOURCING in France and IMS in Luxembourg. She speaks Turkish, French and English. She is experienced in project management and development, market research, customer relationship management and training/workshops for companies.

Nehir KOSTEK
HR & Finance Specialist

Nehir is the mainstay 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.

Cansı ISPIT
Executive Assistant

Cansı 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.

Pelin YILDIZ
Consultant in Business Development & Marketing

A Graduate of Paris-Sorbonne University with post graduate work experience in the United States, India, and Ecuador, Pelin moved to İstanbul and brought her international expertise to our team as an external consultant.

Celalettin KÜLTEKİN
Finance & Accounting Manager

A graduate of Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration, Celalettin has 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.

Ferit Gökçen ERMAN
Legal Advisor

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.

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.