Özlem is a senior professional with extensive experience in corporate banking and Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy. She has demonstrated success in starting up and managing a consultancy company and business unit in a bank.
As a CSR Consultant she has been supporting leading banks and companies in Turkey and the Netherlands on CSR reporting, stakeholder dialogue, CSR trainings and Ex-post Evaluation (CSR Audit) and research. Some of her international clients were; AFD (French Development Bank), Coca Cola Bottling Co., Consulate-General of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Istanbul, IDH (International Sustainable Trade Organization), Nyenrode University and Vodafone Turkey.
Highlights of Özlem’s achievements in CSR field are; she has established, built, and sold a small highly successful Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy focused in Turkey, co-organized several events, gave speeches to increase awareness on the “business case” of Corporate Social Responsibility, co-organized an international conference on CSR with “Dutch Prime Minister as the keynote speaker”.
Currently Özlem offers the following services as a free-lance CSR Consultant;
Project management: CSR strategy development, implementation, communication.
Facilitation: Multi-stakeholder dialogue design and implementation.
Training: CSR training design and delivery.
NGO Consultancy: Capacity development, fund raising, project management.
Özlem holds a M.Sc. degree in Responsibility and Business Practice from The University of Bath in England. She is a B.Sc. in Public Administration from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. After her bachelor degree she has received Corporate Banker degree from The Banking School, T.C. Ziraat Bank in Turkey. Turkish is Özlem’s mother tongue; she also speaks English and Dutch. Since 2000 she has been based in Amsterdam and working in Turkey and the Netherlands.