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AmCham Turkey Welcomes New Executive Director

We are pleased to inform you that Mrs. Aslı Özelli has been assigned as the new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of AmCham Turkey/ABFT starting from July 2, 2018.

In this role, Aslı will be responsible for developing and implementing ABFT’s strategy in coordination with the Board of Directors.

Having 18 years of sector experience, Aslı was the Deputy Secretary General of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) since 2015.

We welcome Aslı as the new Executive Director and wish her success in her new role!

AmCham Turkey/ABFT


Mrs. Aslı Özelli

Aslı Özelli joined AmCham Turkey/ABFT in July 2018 as the new Executive Director. Before joining AmCham, Aslı was the Deputy Secretary General at DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board), reporting to the Secretary General and the Chairman.

Within DEIK, Aslı was responsible for multi-unit projects including capacity building activities, strategy management (2015-2019) using balanced score card method, industry-university collaboration, joint projects with stakeholders, including but not limited to Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Stock Exchange.

During her career at DEIK, Aslı was the Regional Coordinator responsible for business councils established between countries in the region of Americas, Europe and SouthEast Europe consisting of 27 countries (United States, Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela).

Aslı was also the Group Coordinator for the Sectoral Business Councils at DEIK, including Health Tourism Business Council, Higher Education Business Council (studyinTurkey), Energy Business Council, Logistics Business Council and International Consultancy Business Council.

Before DEIK, Aslı worked for Ericsson Turk Telekom account at marketing department, and she advised MP Tahir Köse for his NATO Parliamentarian Committee meetings. Aslı had internships as a legal officer at UNCHR Ankara and as a journalist at Deutche Presse Agentur (DPA) in Ankara .

Aslı earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ). She graduted from Izmir Ozel Turk High School and was selected among few for the first American Intercultural Student Exchange (AISE) Scholarship program where she had her Junior High Year in Seattle, WA.


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