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Dr. Ferkan Celik

Managing Director, Partner


Program Management

Public Sector Advisory

Technology R&D

Dr. Ferkan Celik is a sought after advisor in academia and in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining NMS, she has worked with and advised multiple governments throughout Asia and has held senior positions within the Turkish Ministries of National Education, Industry and Trade, and Family and Social Policies. In these roles, she directly oversaw the creation, development, planning and implantation of many successful public and private-public programs, including the governmental program design and launch of more than 32 ministerial projects and 80 R&D centers.

Previously, Dr. Celik served on the Board of Directors of a Turkey-based management consulting firm and was appointed as the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of its research and development services division. In this role, she successfully completed the establishment of the Technology Transfer Office, the establishment of more than 150 R&D Centers, and 12 Turquality projects.

Prior experience also includes serving in Founding Director roles at Okan University and Yeditepe University for their Teknopark programs. She was directly responsible for the founding of the Technology Transfer Office which focused on university-industry cooperation within the organized industrial zones throughout Turkey.