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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of Hotel Management Program

The Advisory Board of HMAN Program at Özyeğin University sets a new standard for hospitality education in Turkey and abroad by being the first of its kind with a unique program, as it was developed during the initiation of the HMAN department on July 16, 2009.

Advisory Board Bylaws


HMAN Program Advisory Board

(alphabetical order by surname)

Company / Association / Affiliation

M. Teoman Alemdar
Özyeğin University, Director of the School of Applied Sciences
Hülya Aslantaş Former President of SKAL International Worldwide
Orhan Başdoğan Toprak Holding, Member of the Board
M. Timur Bayındır TÜROB President
Aydın Beyhan, Ph.D Özyeğin University, School of Applied Sciences, Head of Hotel Management Program
Pierre Olivier Botteron Vice President Human Resources, Europe, FRHI
M. Talha Çamaş Owner of Visitur, Former President of TÜRSAB
Enrique Acrich Ecker General Manager of Barcelo Eresin Topkapı, Area Manager Turkey
Korel Göymen, Ph.D Former Undersecretary of Ministry of Tourism of Turkey, Faculty Member, FS&PS,Sabancı University
Mohamed Hammam HITCO Trading - International Trading & Consultancy, Chief Executive Officer
İsmail Işık Ener Holding, Ener Tourism, Vice Chairman
Tavit Köletavitoğlu Former President of TYD, Founder & President of Atlas Development Corp.
Oya Narin Martı Hotels & Marinas, Chairman of the Board
Tarık Nasser Access Hospitality Management & Consulting, Marriott International Developer for Turkey
Deniz Ömürgönülşen The Leading Hotels of The World Ltd., Vice President - Membership
Hüseyin Öztürk The Marmara Collection Group, CEO
Philip Schade Career Development International (CDI), Founder & Owner
Gerhard Struger GM,Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, Regional VP Turkey & Eastern Europe Swissotel Hotels & Resorts
Oktay Varlıer, Ph.D Coordinator, Investments & Business, Martı Hotels & Marinas, Former President of TYD
Massimiliano Zanardi The Ritz-Carlton İstanbul, General Manager


Being the first and only one in Turkey, the Hotel Management Program at Özyeğin University introduced several new initiatives on international level, prior to the launch the academic program. One of these is the composition and activation of the Hotel Management Program’s Advisory Board. Formed by active and leading doyens of the tourism and hospitality industry, the Hotel Management Advisory Board Members have been introduced during the press conference on 16 July 2009 and the mission and vision of the program are made public. Following the press conference, the Hotel Management Program Advisory Board got together for the first official meeting and started to carry out its duty.