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Özge Kanat

Özge Kanat started her career as a brand manager for multinational companies in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, including Colgate-Palmolive, L’Oreal and Johnson & Johnson. Özge then moved on to establish and run the Marketing Department at Yapi Kredi Pension Fund. During her corporate tenure, Özge won four international awards and many domestic awards for the Corporate Social Responsibility projects she managed.  Since leaving the financial sector, she has been advising organisations on brand management. Currently, Özge is a guest lecturer on Brand and Marketing topics at Marmara University. She has also been actively involved in non-governmental organizations on gender equality in business. She is one of the leaders of the Coming Into Your Own program, a leadership program for women. She is a graduate of Galatasaray High School and the Business Administration Department of Boğaziçi University. She is fluent in English and French. Özge is a mother of one and a clay enthusiast.