Where are you from?
I am from Istanbul, Turkey and I am holding a Finnish Citizenship as well. I came to Finland around 15 years ago as a student of Master’s degree to build my professional career on abroad.
What would you like to tell about yourself?
I simply enjoy the life, especially art, gastronomy, classic and jazzy tunes and of course winter sports including snowboard and XC skiing.
What makes Tampere special for you?
The beautiful nature, easy access to basic services, cultural activities and welcoming environment make Tampere special. If you are exhausted by the environment of cosmopolitan cities, the serenity of Tampere is good for you.
Tell about your professional activities?
I am an executive professional in a management consulting and financial advisory firm which provides advisory services from business development strategies to corporate investments as a comprehensive business model. I execute the Nordics branch, constitute and maintain client relationships and in addition I have an advising role for clients concerning their investments.
What is your involvement in international activities?
Due to genetic nature of our field, I am cooperating with international organizations worldwide and working together with international talents as well. It also naturally involves Turkey and Finland concerning the business relations, trade activities and investment aspect of both countries. The global footprint of the investment field forces you to be alerted concerning the fluctuations in various markets, asset classes and also understanding of changing local needs. Thus, it is an excellent field in order to blend the international aspect together with the fulfilment of the local needs.
What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
My commitment to this mission will be to distribute all possible benefits of the region in terms of foreign direct investments (FDI), business, leisure and high quality lifestyle for my international network.
What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
Tampere is definitely a growing city in every aspect. International mindset should take a major role to distribute the right message of the region to outside of Finland. I am expecting more multinational technology companies to establish in the region and provide more job opportunities for the locals. In addition, Tampere city is strongly supporting entrepreneurship and cultural life and the region has many local companies with experience and knowledge. Tampere should just proudly advertise its strengths for companies and individuals all over the world.