Menekşe, graduated from Istanbul University Classic Philology, Latin Language and Literature. She received the training formation of the trainer from the same university. Currently having her master’s study on Marketing Communication at Maltepe University.
She started her career in 1995 as a personal assistant of the founder and CEO of a London-based education company, FutureMinds Educational, in Istanbul. Menekşe has more than 25 years of experience in different industries such as education management, management consulting, information technology & services and mechanical & industrial engineering in international and multicultural companies such as Johnson Controls, Deloitte and Hewlett Packard etc. Positioned in different jobs and titles such as Office Manager & Marketing Coordinator, multiple positions as Executive Assistant to Regional General Managers and Managing Directors, Assistant to Indirect Sales Lead Virtual Assistant, Personal Assistant. She also has been internal trainer in many of the companies she worked in.
Menekşe is working at one of Marmara University in Istanbul teaching “Meeting and Presenting skills” to future assistants since 2018.
Menekşe has extensive experience in the profession and a truly passionate profession- al. She has been joining Executive Assistant events as a keynote speaker and trainer for many years. She is continuously elevating the profession by attending university conferences as an industry expert. Menekşe is also an Erikson Coach and actively coaching.
She joined IMA (International Management Assistants) in 2015 and led IMA Turkey’s establishment as a national group. Menekşe is the Chairman of IMA Turkey. She was a finalist for EA of the Year Middle East at the 2019 Executive PA Awards.
Menekşe is based in Istanbul, married, and a mother of two girls. She is a strict folkower of all education programs and activities related to children.
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