Board 2021

Aslı Torun

Chair

BSc, ODTU Chemistry – 2007
MSc, ODTU Chemistry – 2009

Experienced in account and project management in software and technology solutions.

Volunteered for organizing events and finding sponsorships in many organizations.
Currently working as a Senior Risk Governance Risk Analyst.
Loves dogs, cooking and pilates.

 

 

 

Yalçın Süer

Vice Chair

B.Sc. ODTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 1971
M.Sc. ODTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 1974
Founding President and CEO – Technology Licensing Inc. 2001 to Present

Past Lecturer at Un. of Alabama in Birmingham and McGill University. Vice President of Dunlace Tennis Club. Avid tennis player.

Founding President of Toronto Book Club 1987 to Present. Past President of Turkish Culture and Society. Translating Turkish Republican History Series from Turkish to English.

 

Melda Tanrıkulu

Secretary General

BSc in Urban Planning - CRP 2006
MUP in Urban Design - UD 2010
Certified PMP since 2016

15 years of experience in commercial transactions and negotiations specifically in the fields of urban planning, transit development, renewable energy and regional development.

Performed as the Vice Chairman of METU Allumni Organization in Ankara for 10 years.
Working at Infrastructure Ontario as a Senior Advisor for Transit Oriented Communities Program.

 

 

Orçun Demirçeken

Membership & Communication

B.Sc. ODTU Civil Engineering 2017
M.Eng. Concordia University Civil Engineering 2021Researcher turned construction management professional.
Former volunteer coordinator at Concordia CAPS.
Former board member and former president of IACES METU LC.
Rated favourite person ever by all my friends' dogs.

 

Aslı Ayhan Kavukçu

Corporate Affairs, Quebec Committee Executive Member

BBA ODTU Business Administration – 2003

MBA HEC Montreal – 2020

Freelance Strategy and Marketing Consultant

Past Marketing Manager in Koton, Colin’s and GNC Turkey.

 

 

Murat Salmanoğlu

Treasurer

BSc, ODTU Business Administration 2008
MSc, ODTU Information Systems 2012
PhD, ODTU Information Systems 2018

Experienced business analyst and researcher with a demonstrated history of working with industry leaders.

Expert skills in software development and project management life-cycles, including effort and budget management, business analysis, quality assurance, and end-user training.

Has various academic and industrial publications.

Ex-board member and ex-vice President of METU Business Club.

Nature-lover and scuba-diver.

Arın Arat

Mentorship & Professional Groups

Mechanical Engineering, B.SC. 1997, M.Sc. 2000

Management positions in various organizations in several sectors such as heavy industrial, mining and metals, institutional, healthcare, transit and heavy civil since moving to Canada in 2001.

Working at Infrastructure Ontario as a Director in their Major Projects Division, where he joined in 2014.
Certified Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario and registered Project Management Professional (PMP)

Nevzat Gürmen

Academia

B.Sc. ODTU Business Administration, 1979

Senior positions at a number of multinational companies, incl. Frito-Lay and Unilever in Turkey,
England, Poland, and South Africa.

Since 2015, VP, Finance and Administration at Seneca College; responsible for Finance, Information Technology Services, Facilities, Major Capital Projects, International Recruitment and Business Development, Campus Services.

Joined Seneca from Durham College where he was VP - Corporate Services and CFO for seven years.

Previously served in various roles at Centennial College, incl. Associate VP, Corporate Planning and Finance.

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). Former member and Chair of the Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) board in North York and York Region.

Currently, he serves as a director of the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) board,
and a Co-chair of the Administrative Services Coordinating Committee (ASCC).

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