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Mehmet Koçali

Board member, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), The Ayadee Foundation

İstanbul, Turkey

Skills

Business Development
Marketing
SEO
Coaching
General Management
Consulting
Sales
Strategy

Timeline

Professional experience for Mehmet Koçali

  • Current , since May 2020

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    The Ayadee Foundation

    The Ayadee Foundation has recently been re-launched as a cross between a think tank and a technology incubator, with a focus on using technology to make a global impact in the food and agriculture sector. Our board of directors has decided that Food Waste will be our initial focus, and we have established our Food Waste Lab as the center of this initiative.

  • Current , since Dec 2017

    Co Managing Partner

    Radiant Inks

    Radiant Inks is an ecological textile screen printing inks producer based in Serbia, that has extensive knowledge and experience within the industry for more than 25 years.

  • Current , since Mar 2017

    Consultant, Sales, Marketing and Operations

    Freelance

    I'm consulting various small to middle sized companies in different industries on sales, marketing, and operations.

  • Current , since Sep 2014

    Founder, CEO

    Focal Haus

    Focal Haus is a global digital and web design agency based in Istanbul and the US. Focal Haus actively partakes in humanitarian causes and provides pro-bono web design and development services to several non-profit organizations every year.

  • 5 years and 5 months, Apr 2011 - Aug 2016

    Sales and Marketing Manager

    Renk Yolu Kimya Ltd.

    Ensured effective control of marketing results, and took corrective action to guarantee that marketing objectives were obtained with designated budgets. Established and maintained a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, marketing collaterals, and events. Assessed performance evaluations and directed staffing and training.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Oct 2009 - Mar 2011

    Operations Manager

    Renk Yolu Kimya Ltd.

    Developed and managed the annual operational budget. Administered payrolls and employee benefits. Kept track of staffing requirements and hired new talent as needed. Served as the primary liaison to the legal counsel in drafting legal contracts with sales and distribution partners, and direct and indirect procurement suppliers.

  • 2 years and 9 months, Jan 2007 - Sep 2009

    Marketing Manager

    Renk Yolu Kimya Ltd.

    Overall responsibility for corporate identity and brand management. Managed the design and production of all marketing materials in line with marketing plans. Organized and oversaw all activities for trade show participations and was the lead representative at each. Analyzed detailed sales statistics to determine future sales forecasts and optimal inventory requirements.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 2005 - Dec 2006

    Sales Manager

    Kocteks Tekstil Ltd.

    Developed and implemented the sales strategy to drive business growth for significant market penetration. Coordinated with operations to ensure successful inventory management and distributions within the supply chain.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Nov 2003 - Jun 2005

    Import and Procurement Associate Manager

    Kocteks Tekstil Ltd.

    Created and maintained a documentation system where all procurement and purchasing activities were recorded in detail for future reference. Coordinated with the sales team to ensure procurement needs were met timely. Headed all import activities, from supplier assessments to import procedures.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jul 2002 - Oct 2003

    Business Development Specialist

    Kocteks Tekstil Ltd.

    Was responsible for analyzing market trends and identifying key product groups with the highest potential to increase sales. Played a key role in changing the corporate branding, reviewing all marcom activities and collaterals.

Educational background for Mehmet Koçali

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 1999 - Jun 2002

    Bachelor in Business Management

    Fatih University

    • Completed the 4-year curriculum in 3 years with High-Honors • Won academic excellence scholarship • Co-founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Club • Representative of TEMA Foundation • Head of the Debate Team • Management Department representative at the student association

  • 10 months, Sep 1998 - Jun 1999

    English Preparatory School

    Fatih University

  • 6 years and 10 months, Sep 1991 - Jun 1998

    German Prep., Secondary, High School (Gymnasium)

    Cağaloğlu Anadolu Lisesi

    • Editorial board member of the student magazine Yokus Yukari. • President and lead of the school choir. • "Artistic Creativity from Recycled Papers"​ themed exhibition within the UN Habitat II Conference. • Pivot player in the school basketball team and Istanbul Spor.

Languages

  • Turkish

    First language

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

Interests

Photography: www.mehmetkocali.com
Writing: www.fleksidea.com
Classical Music: www.melodininsesi.com
Traveling: www.kocali.com/roadtrip

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