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CALENDAR
Candeğer Furtun
Arter
Sept.16, 2021-April 17, 2022
I-You-They
Meşher
Oct.9, 2021-March 27, 2022
Precaution
Arter
Until Fevruary 20, 2022
Füsun Onur: Opus II – Fantasia
Arter
Until February 20, 2022
Emre Hüner: [Elektroizolasyon]: Unknown Parameter Extro-Record
Arter
March 25-December 5, 2021
Nevin Aladağ: Traces
Arter
March 25-August 8, 2021
Motif
Sadberk Hanım Museum
Nov. 9,2020-Oct. 31, 2021
Archival Memories: Marcell Restle’s Research in Anatolia and Beyond
ANAMED br /> June 25,2019-Nov.29, 2021
On Celestial Bodies
Arter
July 25-August 8, 2021
David Tudor and CIE, Inc.: Rainforest V (variation 3)
Arter
Until January 30, 2022
For Eyes That Listen
Arter
Until January 2, 2022
Josephine Powell Exhibition
Vehbi Koç Evi
June 30,2020-indefinite
News

New Era at Vehbi Koç Foundation

A new era has begun at Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKV). Erdal Yıldırım, who has served VKV as General Manager since 1997 and contributed to the Foundation’s countless achievements, passed the torch to Cihan Özsönmez. Joining Koç Group in 2002, Cihan Özsönmez worked as a Senior Auditor at Koç Holding until 2009, taking critical responsibilities in the financial, operational and strategic audits of three core industries and more than forty companies. Meanwhile, he completed the e-MBA program at Koç University in 2008. After his role as Audit Manager at Aygaz A.Ş. (2009 - 2011), Özsönmez worked as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Koç University (2011 - 2018). In addition to being instrumental in the establishment of Unvest A.Ş., an affiliate of Koç University in 2014, he has also served on the Board of the company since 2016 with responsibility for Business Development. Starting in November 2018, Özsönmez assumed the position of Secretary General of the restructured and unified Administrative, Finance and IT departments. Özsönmez is a member of the Koç University Entrepreneurship Incubation Center’s (KWORKS) higher board since 2016. As part of his role at Koç University, Cihan Özsönmez - who has a keen interest in accountability, governance, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation - ran and completed numerous projects involving restructuring, change management and cultural transformation related to engagement and impact-based education, research and healthcare. Özsönmez attended the Harvard Business School PLD Program (Program for Leadership Development) between December 2015 - July 2016, and with the last training modules he attended in 2018, he obtained "Alumni Status" from Harvard Business School. Özsönmez, who started his new position at VKV on January 1, 2021, spent half of his career in the profit-focused real sector and the other half in the NGO/ Foundation/third sector; two blocs that are very different and yet dependent on one another more than ever in the new age. On the other hand, Erdal Yıldırım, who has successfully managed VKV’s intensive operations, led the development of several projects and helped numerous charities, has retired but will now serve as Chief Governance Officer (CGO) at the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation, where he has been a board member since 2003. Erdal Yıldırım shares his nearly 30 years of third sector management experience and imparts his wealth of knowledge through his books and lectures at universities.