Esra Şengülen Ünsür

Artı Communication Management
President of the Board

Esra Şengülen Ünsür has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Marmara University, and her Master’s Degree from the Galatasaray University Department of International Relations. Ünsür has worked in various NGOs such as History Foundation, Family Planning Association of Turkey, and entered into the world of public relations in 2000. After gaining experience in reputable agencies of Turkey, Ünsür started to work for Artı Communications Management. She is still among the managing partners of Artı providing communications consultancy service to national and international companies operating in various sectors from finance to fast moving consumer goods, industry to tourism. Ünsür is among the founders of ThinkNeuro, founded in 2011 as the first and only neuromarketing company of Turkey, and knows English and French. Esra Şengülen Ünsür has been the Managing Partner of Artı Communications Management since 2005.
Özge Uzun

Lobby Communication AND Event Consultancy
Agency President
Özge Uzun has received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ankara University Faculty of Language, History and Geography Department of Spanish Language and Literature, and attended to various educational programs in Spain. Özge Uzun has started her business career in the family company Lobby Communications and Event Consultancy in 2002. As the second generation representative of the company, Uzun has determined the growth areas of Lobby as event management and communications consultancy, and led the development process accordingly. Özge Uzun has become the General Manager of the company in 2011 and still leads the structure serving to almost 50 brands and companies available in the customer portfolio of Lobby. Taking place in İDA since 2012, Özge Uzun shares her sector experience and knowledge with public relations students as a guest of various universities and educational institutions. Özge Uzun has one son, and she knows Spanish and English.

Melek Manisalı

M3 Public Relations Founder and Managing Director

Melek Manisalı has founded M3 PR in 1994. She is working in communication field for 24 years. Melek Manisalı is a member of IPRA ( International Public Relations Ass.) and served as a board member of IPRA for two terms. She is a member of TÜHİD and M3 PR is a member of IDA and ICCO. She is fluent in English and German.

Mustafa Kutlay

desiBel Agency
Agency President

Mustafa Kutlay started his career in journalism in 1985 and worked at Anka News Agency, Daily Dünya, Magazine Para and Daily Cumhuriyet. In 2009, Kutlay ended his career in journalism and worked as Media Relations Manager at Turkcell between 2009-2103. Currently, Mustafa Kutlay is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of desiBel Agency.
Pelin Kocaalp

Hill and Knowlton Strategies Turkey
General Manager
Pelin brings 15 years of experience to her role leading the Hill+Knowlton Strategies Turkey office. She joined the team in 2013 and since then, has leveraged her deep industry knowledge and relationships to enhance the office’s reputation as one of the foremost agencies in the country.
Before joining H+K, Pelin worked in both the private and public sectors including the Prime Ministry Investment Agency of Turkey, leading international corporations in various sectors such as telecommunications, technology and hospitality. During her time with the Investment Agency, her mandate was to assist and support foreign investors before, during and after their investment in Turkey. She was also the head of Marketing & PR strategies at the Agency. Following her time at the Prime Ministry Investment Agency, Pelin designed and executed high-profile strategic partnerships at one of the top telecommunication companies in Turkey for four years. She also led the G20 Turkey’s Presidency’s promotional PR campaign in 2015.
After completing her university degree in Turkey, Pelin continued her education in the U.S. and received a Diploma in Marketing from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her master’s degree in European Studies at the department of political science at Bosphorus University, Istanbul. She is also continuing her PhD at Neuchâtel University in Switzerland.
With an international worldview, Pelin has spent several years working in both the U.S. and Dubai. She speaks fluent Turkish and English.