Our Team

Our Team

Bikem Kanık

Bikem Kanık

Bikem Kanık has gained experience in many different industries as an economist and finance professional in her career of more than 30 years. She has worked in the fields of Treasury and Corporate Finance in her early business life. She had been a part of many successful initiatives of financial markets in her nearly 12-year investment banking career. She has specialized in financial structuring, mergers and venture capital. She has worked as Product Development Manager and Business Development Director in various international risk management consultancy companies. During her career path, she noticed the requirement for Turkey’s risk management services in the area of sustainability so she founded her own consulting company in 2014. She has given consultancy services to local and foreign companies from every sector in the fields of Corporate Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, Sustainability Management, Corporate Governance and Process Management. She had the opportunity to experience both sides of the business world with board memberships, consultancy and auditing board memberships. She is currently an Executive Board Member at Orbit Consulting.
Faik Emir Öztürk

Faik Emir Öztürk

Orbit Consulting Co-Founder, Faik Emir Öztürk started to shape his career in textile industry and specialized in sustainability and continued his activities in this field. With the establishment of Orbit Consulting in 2019, he pursued the goal of consulting and stakeholder in the textile industry in this field. Emir is highly skilled on adding value to the clients’ corporate sustainability framework, and today he works as a sustainability expert at Orbit Consulting.
Didem Çakar

Didem Çakar

Didem Çakar, starting her career at Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Association (İTKİB) nearly 20 years ago, has worked for the national and international funded projects aiming the development of Turkish fashion and textile industry. Taking part in the founding team of Istanbul Fashion Academy (İMA), supported IMA’s industrial training and consultancy infrastructure, while carrying out creative industries projects bringing together public-local-civil-private stakeholders. Didem Çakar, who has management experience in leading fashion and textile companies from different stages of the supply chain, specializes in system building, business modelling, corporate development and national and international funds, grants and incentives. She continues her career in Orbit Consulting by managing circularity and sustainability projects in the field of social, environmental and economic development in textile.
Büşra Suiçmez

Büşra Suiçmez

Büşra Suiçmez, graduated from Istanbul Technical University Environmental Engineering Department in 2017. She started his career as a Project Development Specialist in a non-governmental organization that pioneered the building and construction industry to be sustainable. She had the opportunity to work international and local green building certification systems. At the same time, she worked as a Project Assistant in a Horizon 2020 project jointly conducted with 8 countries in Europe. She gained experience in the retail industry during her studies. With all these experiences and the sustainability approaches, she continues to work as a Sustainability Consultant within Orbit Consulting.
Sena Peri

Sena Peri

Sena Peri works as a sustainability consultant at Orbit Consulting. Prior to Orbit Consulting, she worked in textile industry, gained experience and took part in various functions such as merchandising, operations and production. Sena is passionate about environmental sustainability and aims to combine her passion with her textile industry experience at Orbit Consulting. Sena holds a BA in Textile Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and a MA in Business Administration and Strategic Management from ESERP Business School.
Selda Aydın

Selda Aydın

After graduating İstanbul Technical University in 1987 as a Textile Engineer, she started with ready-made garment production planning and continued her carrier in various high quality American and European brands with the positions of merchandiser and account manager. During 2006-2019 She worked in Gaia Sourcing Int. as Production Manager in Marc O’Polo jersey department. With her experience in textile sector, she joined our Orbit Consulting team in hopes of leaving the next generation a more sustainable world.
Sezin Gençdal

Sezin Gençdal

Sezin graduated from Sakarya University in 2009 with a degree in environmental engineering. She completed her master's degree with a thesis on "Advanced Treatment of Wastewater from the Pharmaceutical Industry" at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul University. While continuing her education, she began working as an environmental engineer for a recycling company that produces biodiesel from waste vegetable oils. She took her first step into the textile industry in 2014 as an environmental and social compliance specialist in a company that manufactures denim clothing. 2017, she continued her career as an environmental and social compliance specialist at one of Turkey's leading denim apparel manufacturers. Her experience in the textile industry has given her the opportunity to closely follow the social and sustainability policies of many foreign brands and work on projects with the entire supply chain and stakeholders. She wanted to continue her career in sustainability and started working at Orbit Consulting.
Bircan Bozkaya

Bircan Bozkaya

Miss Bozkaya earned her degree in Environmental Engineering from Balikesir University in 2018. She was in charge of Turkish markets sales for laboratory technical equipment at leading American and European brands. She continued her career as a Sustainability Specialist in a manufacturing company in the clothing and apparel industry which provides services for the Spanish market. Miss Bozkaya worked as a certified Corporate Social Responsibility Auditor (CPI). She worked on the establishment, supervision, and management of systems for environmental issues as well as social compliance and Customs Security Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Here, she also carried out sustainability studies that will serve the UN Sustainable Development Goals purposes. In 2022, she worked as an Environmental Sustainability Specialist for one of the leading textile supply companies in the textile world, in which Marubeni Group invested as a shareholder, in the meantime, she was assigned as the Environmental Sustainability Specialist of New Look Turkey, based in England. She continues to work as a Sustainability Specialist at ORBIT Consulting in her career.
İlknur Elbüken

İlknur Elbüken

İlknur, graduated from Dokuz Eylul University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. Within the scope of her undergraduate thesis, she carried out a Life Cycle Assessment study based on the textile sector and published an article by presenting this study to an international symposium. She took an active role in international projects during her internships within the scope of environmental engineering. She is a member of Sustainable Development Goals Student Hub. She began her career at Orbit Consulting and conducts studies in the field of sustainability.

Our Advisers

Murat Buyurgan

Murat Buyurgan

Murat Buyurgan has been a senior manager in international and multi-brand retail organizations for more than 25 years with his experience in business administration. He provided successful graphics in achieving sales, profitability and market growth targets. He managed sales, marketing, visual merchandising, e-commerce, and store design and implementation departments to achieve customer-focused, sustainability goals of key players in apparel retail, such as Mango, Levis, Gap, Banana Republic, Marks & Spencer. After many years of selling in the retail sector and working hard to achieve the growing targets with his teams, today he works hard for smart consumption, meaningful consumption and a sustainable industry and the world.
Prof.Dr. Nilgün Cılız

Prof.Dr. Nilgün Cılız

Professor Doctor Nilgün Cılız, who has a bachelor’s degree of Chemical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) continued her doctoral studies on “Energy and Petrochemicals from Plastic Waste” at Strathclyde University in Scotland which completed afterwards at Boğaziçi University Institute of Environmental Sciences. She continues her academic career as a full-time faculty member at Boğaziçi University Institute of Environmental Sciences. Since 2007, she has been the Founding Director of the Sustainable Development and Cleaner Production Center (BU-SDCPC). Since 2010, she coordinates the Sustainable and Green Campus Project of Boğaziçi University in different management positions. Additionally, she has different responsibilities for United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) since 2014 in Turkey.

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