Guest Speakers for 2017

The seminar combines speakers from the academia and the air transport industry. We firmly believe that there are many benefits in bringing closer both sides.



Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Esra GENÇTÜRK will give a keynote speech as the Rector of Ozyegin University.

Guest Speakers

Stephane NOLL is Regional Cargo Manager Europe and leads the IATA Cargo program in Europe including e-freight, e-AWB, and key Air Cargo modernization projects.  Mr. Noll started his career at KLM Cargo where he spent 10 years before setting up the Airline Air Logistics Cargo unit in France; then he moved to the leading US based Freight forwarder BAX Global, where he managed key accounts in the Aerospace industry from Paris and before joining IATA he was the Head of Postal Affairs at Swiss WorldCargo.  He is a French citizen and graduated from the French Logistics School (ETL) in his born city Lyon (France). He is married and a proud father of two children.

Abdullah NERGIZ is Passenger and Cargo Marketing Director of Istanbul New Airport (IGA). Before, he used to be responsible for the commercial contracts at IGA and for Catering Contracts at Turkish Airlines. During his 10 years of experience at Turkish Airlines, Mr. Nergiz held various positions in the commercial division of the airline. Moreover, he has been the Chief Editor of Aviation online magazine Havayolu 101 since 2006. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Masters in History of Economics with a thesis on “Economic History of Turkish Airlines (1956-1990)”. He’s continuing his PhD at Marmara University in Istanbul with his research on “Alliances and Competition in the Airline Industry”..

Dr. Wouter Dewulf (1970) is professor at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and completed his Ph.D. in 2013 on  ‘The Strategy of Air transport carriers, about Carpet Sellers and Cargo Stars’ now is currently performing research on Air Cargo Strategy, Urban Logistics and E-commerce. He is a visiting professor at the University of Hasselt (Belgium) and the University of Chongqing (China). Mr. Dewulf holds MSc in Applied Economics and Business Engineering from University of Antwerp and MBA from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He was a management trainee at British Airways,  Director of Supply Chain Management at Sabena Technics and the director of Belgium, France and Luxemburg of Van Gansewinkel before starting his own company Studium@Scaldim, a consulting and training company specializing in Supply Chain Strategy.

Hasan TASUS as the Commercial Director of MNG Airlines at its headquarters in Istanbul where among others he optimizes the airline cargo capacity with the right contracts. His commercial experience was also complemented as Ground Operations manager and as English aviation instructor. He holds an MBA  from Istanbul Gelisim University as well as Bachelor degree in Aviation from Anadolu University.

Serkan EREN as the Ground Operations Director of  MNG Airlines overviews all the ground operations activities globally. Previously he was responsible of special projects. Mr. Eren spent 9 years working for DHL Express where he held different positions as Country Aviation Manager for Turkey and was expatriated in Dubai for regional network & aviation senior roles. Mr.Eren is board member of UTİKAD ( Association of International Forwarding & Logistics Service Providers) and Vice President of ACC Turkey ( Air cargo Community) . Serkan holds an MBA from Istanbul Kultur University and BSc in Economics from Uludag University and BSc in Logistics from Istanbul University.

Serdar DEMIR has been the Vice President Cargo (worldwide) of Turkish Airlines since 2009. Before, he worked as a “Business Development Manager” at The Vintage Corporation in Brooklyn, NY and as a “Finance and Compliance Expert” at T.C. Ziraat Bankası, NY. Mr. Demir holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Mugla Sitki Kocman University and received his MBA degree in International Finance from Dowling College, NY.

 Roundtable Discussion Moderator
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Luis Martin Domingo as the chair of round table discussion.

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