Board of Directors

E. Oya Özarslan
E. Oya Özarslan graduated from Law Faculty of Ankara University in 1986. Received her LL.M. degree from The University of Texas Austin in 1998. After being a research assistant from 1996 to 1998 at The University of Texas Austin, she worked in several international law offices and is still a legal counsel of a private company. E. Oya Özarslan is registered to Istanbul and New York Bars. She is the chair of TI-Turkey since 2008.

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Zeki Gündüz
Zeki Gündüz joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax manager in 1992 after gaining 8 years of experience at the Ministry of Finance. He has been a partner in PwC since 1997. In his former role as Finance Inspector, Zeki Gündüz performed numerous tax audits of private companies and state intuitions and participated in inspections at various ministerial departments. His extensive experience also includes a one-year secondment to the U.K. In his present role, he is responsible for various local and international projects and the team leader of the “transfer pricing”, “tax and customs litigation”, “client training” and “pharmaceutical sector”.

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Elvan Sevi Fırat
Elvan Sevi Fırat received her LL.B. degree from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2002. Between 2002 and 2013 she worked for one of the internationally recognized law firms of Turkey. In 2004, during her career as an associate, she continued her academic studies with an L.L.M program at Bilgi University and Utrecht University as an Erasmus scholar. Mrs. Firat also worked as a part-time in-house counsel at a multinational pharmaceutical company between 2004 and 2006. In 2013, leaving her position as a third year partner at her former firm, she co-founded Fırat – İzgi.

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Yasemin İnceoğlu
Yasemin İnceoğlu is professor of Galatasaray University/Faculty of Communications and member of the UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen and of the American Biography Institute. İnceoğlu was a visiting scholar at Columbia University (1994) and at the Salzburg Seminar (2003),  and one of the founder members of the Media Watch Platform in Turkey (2008). Dr. Yasemin İnceoğlu has published several books:  The Persuasion Process in Communications: With Some Examples of the Political Campaigns (1997); Media and Society, Women in the Media and Women Journalists (2002);  International Media (2004); A Guide to Media and Children (2008); Text Analysis (2009); Women and their Body in the Spiral of Femininity, Sexuality and Violence (2010).  İnceoğlu is author of several publications.

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Necla Zarakol
Graduating from Ankara University Communications Department, she worked in TRT News Center for eleven years and undertook numerous roles from being a reporter to a manager. While working in TRT she studied news reporting in the UK. From 1982 to 1985 she worked in the Istanbul and Ankara offices of Gunes Newspaper as a senior reporter and manager. In 1985 she quit news reporting and until 1990 she worked as the head of the PR department of Okan Holding. From 1990 to 1992 she worked as the PR director of rpm/radar advertising agency, and executed a vast number of PR campaigns. In 1993, Necla Zarakol founded Zarakol Public Relations and became the PR consultant of TUSIAD. She founded Zarakol Communications in 1993 and has been running the company since than. Zarakol Communications is a full service PR agency and its services include corporate communications, issue management, crises management, media relations, marketing communications and sponsorship relations. She was also in the administrative board of TESEV  for six years(Turkish Economic and Social Studies Center) and Public Relations Association for four years. Necla Zarakol is also a founding member of Communications Consultants Association (IDA), which is the ICCO representative of Turkey, and for 2 years she was the board of directors.

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Kayra Uçer
Kayra Uçer received his LL.B degree from Marmara University in 1998 and his  LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. Kayra Üçer has been a partner in Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership since 2000 in the Corporate Department. He is also co-founder of the International Law Institute (ILI) Istanbul and a member of the Corporate Governance Association.

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R. Murat Önok
R. Murat ÖNOK, born in 1979, is currently an assistant professor in the Law School at Koç University, Istanbul. Dr. Önok has obtained his BA degree in 2000 from the Dokuz Eylül University Law School in Izmir, and received his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Dokuz Eylül University Social Sciences Institute in Izmir. Dr. Önok’s fields of research are criminal law, human rights law and international criminal law. He has also taught public international law and criminology. Dr. Önok is currently Vice-President of the Turkish Press Council, and serves as executive board member of the national branch of Transparency International, the Koç University Gender Studies Center (Koç-KAM), and the Center for Global Public Law (KÜREMER). He is also a member of the Criminal Procedure Law Training Commission of the Turkish Union of Bar Associations. In addition, he serves as an advisory board and/or review board member for many professional and academic journals.

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Audit Board

Dilek Çilingir
After TED Ankara High School, Dilek Çilingir graduated from the business department of Middle East Technical University in 1993 and the same year she started to work in Arthur Andersen. In 2001, she promoted to be the director of Arthur Andersen Boston Office and in 2002 she was appointed as senior director to Deloitte & Touche LLP New York Office. Çilingir has worked with customers who have been placed in the top 500 list of Fortune Magazine. Dilek Çilingir who, in 2006, was selected as one of the most talented 24 senior directors of the USA, received the Certificate of Independent Accountant and Financial Advisor and the Certificate of Internal Auditor.

Bekir Özdemir
Manager in PwC Consulting since April, 2012. Özdemir leads investigation and interview teams responsible for conducting investigation missions of major misconduct and fraud schemes at various sectors; performs and supervises FCPA, UKBA and Compliance due diligence engagements; performs and supervises compliance reviews and financial reviews; leads the fraud risk assessment missions within the companies in various sectors and delivers Fraud Awareness, Fraud Risk and Investigation Trainings to clients who work in Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance functions of companies from various sectors.

 

Advisory Board

R. Bülent Tarhan
Prime Ministry Inspection Board, Chief Inspector

Cengiz Aktar
İstanbul Policy Center, Senior Scholar 

Turgut Tarhanlı
İstanbul Bilgi University, Professor of Law