Haluk Ozdemir
Senior Counsel & Country Director, Turkey
Haluk is counselling international investors on policy matters in Turkey, Government outreach and advocacy.

Background

Haluk is a seasoned public affairs and Government relations advisor with a wide range of experience from both the Government and corporate sectors. After the regulatory roles he held at the Istanbul Stock Exchange, he set up the investor relations and corporate governance department of Selcuk Ecza, the leading pharmaceutical distributor of Turkey.

Afterwards he held executive roles at Cargill Foods Turkey and Anadolu Efes Brewing Group leading their public affairs and corporate communication functions. During this tenure at Efes, he also oversaw the acquisition of SAB Miller's Ukrainian operations.

Subsequently Haluk worked for the global PR and public affairs network agency Grayling as senior advisor for its public affairs practice in Turkey, with a strong focus on the technology and digital sectors, and as the general coordinator of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association of Turkey that is the lobbying organization for local pharma industry.

He sat on the boards of various national and international NGOs and trade associations. He is a board advisor to Istanbul Portfoy, the largest independent asset management firm in Turkey.