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.
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.

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.

İlke Düzgün

Essance Istanbul Communication Consultancy
Agency Head

İlke Düzgün studied Radio, Television and Cinema at Istanbul University and held different positions in major organizations such as ATV and Kanal D, and industry-leading agencies such as Ünite Communications and MCC Group. Founder and Agency Manager since 2006, Essance Istanbul Communication Consultancy, consulting with general experience in customer relationship management, media and media production.
Kerem Ayırtman

Communication Partner
Agency Head
Kerem Ayritman studied communication management at the Universities of Istanbul, Vienna and Berlin, and worked as a communications consultant after returning to Turkey; Bosch, BASF, Eni, Google, Merrill Lynch, Media Markt, T.C. Served brands such as Central Bank, Nestlé and OMV. After joining the Nestlé Turkey leadership team as a Board Member responsible for strategy, business development and communication, he managed the NESCAFE® brand, one of the most valuable brands in the world, in 23 countries.