Guest Speakers for 2015

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
 Anne GrahamUoW-logo  Dr Anne Graham is a reader from the University of Westminster – UK. She has been involved in the teaching, research and consultancy of air transport and tourism for over 25 years. She is an specialist on airport management, tourism and aviation. She is Editor-in Chief, Journal of Air Transport Management and has written a large number of research papers and books.
 JuanCarlos Marruecosulpgc_iuma Dr Juan Carlos Martin-Hernandez is a Full Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He has a large professional experience in the field of transport economics and airports. He is editor of the  Transportation Journal, co-author of 4 books and author of more  than 60 peer-reviewed papers. since 1993 in the field of tourism and transport economics.
 Vildan Durmaz_2anadolu Dr Vildan Durmaz is an Assistant Professor from Anadolu University (Turkey). She has over 20 years of experience conducting research on air transportation management and airports. . She teaches Master’s and doctoral level courses on Civil Aviation Management. For fun, Vildan enjoys being outdoors, watching sports (basketball), playing squash and taking photographs.
MERTOL GENCIGA_Logo_Resepsiyon Mertol Genç currently holds the position of founder CEO, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş.; previously held the positions of Board Member of Limak Investments, Board member and Founder CEO of Pristina International Airport having 20 year concession rights under the BOT term and achieved successfully all structuring issues until the opening of the new Terminal and its facilities. He deals with business development activities and works for the international infrastructure projects, focused mainly in the aviation sector. He undertook the positions as CFO for a concession based project-financed airports in Africa and Finance Coordinator at TAV Holding in Turkey. He also used to work at international banks in Germany, Holland and Turkey- Credit Europe (Holland) N.V., DHB Bank (Holland) N.V., Yapi Kredi Bank A.S.- at managerial positions in corporate credits and financial risk management departments. He has specialized in project and business development, involved many corporate and project finance transactions for 18 years. He holds B.A. degree at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and completed several post-graduate finance studies in Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Mehmet Erkan Dursuniata-aa-rgb MSc Mehmet Erkan Dursun has been involved in the aviation industry for more than 15 years. He holds a double Master degree in Air Transport Management for Anadolu University and Cranfield University. He has a deep knowledge on the Turkish aviation after having different positions at handling agent Celebi and airline Onur Air before Joining IATA, Aviation Solutions.
 photo3TAV Airports Dr. Gokhan Dogan is the Project Development Director at TAV Airports Holding. Dr. Dogan joined TAV Airports Holding as Strategic Analysis and Reporting Manager and later served as Strategic Analysis and Reporting Coordinator and Research & Development Coordinator respectively. Dr. Dogan graduated from the Industrial Engineering department of Bogazici University and received his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in System Dynamics.