A professional consultant with proven European group company experience, FMCG, retail, R&D, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain, managerial and operational skills.
B.Arda Dedekoca gained his MBA degree from JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY, RI, USA (http://www.jwu.edu/) in 2002.
He also studied International Management & International Trade at The University of Istanbul, faculty of Business Administration & Institute of Business Administration (http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/).
He worked in ‘Managing/Operations Director’ & ‘General Manager’, ‘Business Development Manager’ roles for multicultural FMCG & Logistics companies. His passion for Research & Development along with the food logistics know-how & deep experience made him write an e-book (Art of Food Care) about ‘food safety & cold chain’. He joined the intense project management program (APM Group – PRINCE2 Certification) and became an accredited Project Manager.
Mine has changed the course of her work life after 6 years of experience in Retail sector in multinational companies like Best Buy and Dixons Group Companies. After working in various roles as Merchandising Services Lead, IS Manager and Sales Development and Training Manager and Operations Manager, she followed her dream to become an entrepreneur.
Mine is currently the founder of Turkey’s first digital invitation website, Davetpostasi.com and a Startup networking and event organization company Start-IST. She worked with multinational companies like Upwork, StartupBlink, StarOfService, Ellis Island Capital to help them expand their business to Turkish market. She’s also mentoring startups for business development and market penetration. She’s been organizing and sponsoring local and global startup events for the last 5 years.
With her passion to conquer new places and meet new people she traveled to more than 40 countries and shares her impressions on her personal blog.