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Chair:
Buket Çelebiöven, Chief Human Resources Officer 
Arçelik, Istanbul, Turkey

Buket Çelebiöven has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional. As Chief Human Resources Officer at Arçelik, she manages local and international HR teams and is responsible for HR Management in 35 countries globally. She is actively involved in setting strategic priorities and business plans for transforming Arçelik into a Global Leader and leading organizational development and transformation initiatives within the company.

She has led HR Transformation within Arçelik Group, initiated and managed the redesign of global Arçelik HR policies and processes, standardization of HR practices across different countries, and launched global talent management and development programs.

Buket Çelebiöven graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Industrial Engineering and completed her post graduate studies in the same university at the Department of Engineering Management.

Committee

Ali Rıza Aksoy, HR Director
Ford Otosan, Kocaeli, Turkey
Ali Rıza Aksoy joined Ford Otosan in 1996 as an Industrial Engineer. His responsibilities included manufacturing, industrial engineering, Ford production systems, total productive maintenance, and ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 projects as a Method Engineer.  At the end of 2001, he was transferred to the HR Department where he worked as a Manager in the HR Applications, Personnel Management and HR operations, and Labor Relations departments.  Following his assignment as the Industrial Relations & Manufacturing Human Resources Senior Manager, he was appointed as HR Director in 2018.  Mr. Aksoy graduated from İstanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Department with an MsC degree in 1995, earned his Executive MBA degree from Koç University in 2017, and is currently continuing his PhD program.  He is married with 2 children.

Stacey Boyle, Chief People Planner
Smarter People Planning, North Aurora, Illinois, United States
Stacey is a long-time outspoken advocate for learning and talent development and understands the passion and impact learning professionals make everyday for their organizations. She takes pride in enabling her clients to drive measurable business impact by being strategic partners to the business and showing where they can move the needles that create wins. Her two greatest contributions to the field have been designing and delivering the world-renowned LearningElite benchmarking program offered by Human Capital Media (aka CLO magazine). Through the LearningElite she was able to require global applicants to focus on strategic leadership in learning and development and to show how they impacted the business in ways that mattered. She also shares some of her best practices in her book “Be More Strategic in Business: How to Win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions,” co-authored with Diana Thomas, a former VP at McDonald’s. Stacey has a Ph.D. in applied behavioral studies–research and evaluation, an M.S. in psychometrics, and a B.A. in psychology from Oklahoma State University.

Yasin Çat, Automotive Technical Training Consultant
TOFAS Academy, Bursa, Turkey
Yasin Çat is a mechanical engineer with an MBA Degree. She is highly skilled in sales and aftersales business development tasks in the automotive sector.  She has a solid background in business development and technical sales & project acquisition management, which has allowed her to manage teams with exceptional performance.

Mehmet Çelikpençe, Academy Manager
Albaraka TURK Participation Bank, Umraniye, Istanbul, Turkey
Mehmet Çelikpençe has 15 years experience in human resources, career and performance, and training systems in management roles. After graduating with a degree in Computer and Educational Technologies with honors, he served as Netron Technology's E-Learning Team Leader and Department Manager. He is specialized in e-learning, training systems and internal marketing. He supported his work on XML, ASP.NET and Mobile Technologies on the website www.mobilnedir.com, where he was an editing manager. He has worked as a Training Consultant for the Turkish Football Federation, establishing learning management systems and creating effective contents. He has also worked for several banks as a Manager. Mehmet  completed his doctoral thesis on Islamic Economy and International Finance at the Social Sciences Institute, Istanbul Zaim University. He also trains trainers in various technical issues, and shares his experience of education technologies and training management systems know-how in conferences and presentations on every platform.

Sheila Green, Senior Consultant
Tunheim, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States

Emre Gulecoglu, Founder
Digitallica, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
Emre was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1983.  His work career began in 2005 at the Turkcell Academy, where he has managed and implemented many learning technology projects.  Later on, he continued his career at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company as Learning Technologies Manager.  He has been managing his company, Digitallica, since 2015.  He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, at the University of Marmara.  After graduating from Labour Economics, he finished his higher education through a Human Resources Management Master’s program at the same university.

Yvette Salvaris, Director
Ethical Training Solutions PTY LTD, Malvern East, Melbourne, Australia
Yvette Salvaris is one of the directors and owners of Ethical Training Solutions, an education and training company. Yvette  has  over 20 years experience in the education industry as a teacher, mentor, manager, and trainer.  She has taught both children and adults with her youngest student being 2 years old and her oldest being 75 years old.  Yvette is a firm believer that education can change your life, no matter how old you are.

 

Patrick Veenhoff, L&D Performance Coach
On Corporate Learning, Seuzach, Zurich, Switzerland
Patrick’s clients experience him as a multilingual L&D Performance Coach who is passionate about transforming corporate learning into a competitive advantage that drives measurable business value. Clients partner with Patrick as their trusted advisor to align business strategy and corporate L&D through learning analytics and architecture. His people-centered approach to corporate learning enables organizations to close their skill gaps by blending formal learning principles with user-generated content and peer-to-peer learning. His impressive results have earned Patrick several industry awards, including the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning award, the 2018 Charles Jennings Awards for Excellence in 70-20-10, and the 2017 Learning Innovation Champion award.

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