We are very pleased the announce the official launch of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Turkiye branch. The first ordinary general assembly meeting was held on March 11th 2023, at the Hilton Bomonti Hotel, hosted by CILT corporate member ICA YSS. The meeting was opened with a speech from the President of CILT International, Paul Sainthouse.
In November 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs approved the CILT Turkiye branch, among 135 foreign non-governmental organizations that exist in Turkiye and became one of the 19 organisations to get branch status. Additionally, CILT Turkiye is the only non-governmental organisation branch working in the field of logistics and transportation.
The establishment of CILT Turkiye is of utmost importance, as Turkiye serves as a middle corridor and a transit centre. As the founding President of CILT Turkiye, Berna Akyildiz, stated during the meeting, “the development and strengthening of the logistics and transportation sector is extremely important for Turkiye.”
The general assembly meeting was attended by leading institutions and individuals of the logistics and transportation sector, as corporate and individual members. The CILT Turkiye branch will accelerate its activities with the vision of moving the transportation and logistics sector to the future.
CILT Turkiye joins our global network of logistics and transport branches and territories, connecting over 38,000 members in 40 countries. We are proud to be a leading authority within the logistics and transportation sector and we are confident that the establishment of CILT Turkiye will bring many opportunities and benefits to the country, whilst helping to shape the future of the transport, logistics and supply chain sector.
For more information and to register for updates on CILT Turkiye, please visit their website here.
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CILT Turkey Board of Directors Members
Berna Akyildiz – TGL TRANSTAS
Serhat Soğukpınar – ICA HOLDING
Turhan Özen – TURKISH AIRLINES
Prof. Dr. Burcu Ozsoy – TUBITAK MAM
Cavit Uğur – LOGISTICS PROFESSIONAL & ADVISOR
Mert Akyildiz – TGL TRANSTAS
Prof. Dr. Emine Yazicioglu – İSTANBUL UNIVERSITY
Ali Güreli – CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL
Fuat Pamukcu – DFDS MARITIME
Esra Kivrak – CONSULTANT IFC, EBRD
Semra Özcan – SHEWOLF
Elif SAGIR – TGL GULF
Ezgi Yurdakul – MARITIME LAW
Abide Gülel – LAWYER, INLA
Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ozsoy – ALTINBAS UNIVERSITY