Was born in 1990 and raised in Istanbul; her educational background includes Lycée Français Saint Benoit in Istanbul and Hacettepe University in Ankara with a BSc degree in French Translation and Interpretation; also has a licentiate degree (C1) from Alliance Français de Paris.
She has been abroad several times for business and her favorite motto is “The road to success is always under construction”
Need to mention that, the mother of a cat whose name is “Floki”, an eccentric Viking guy.
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For her, the maritime industry offers several benefits, including the potential to collaborate, create, fulfil goals, and assist others.
Being a part of a sector that never sleeps gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself by promptly responding to the requirements of head owners and principals, she says.
In her opinion, the biggest challenge for agencies can be a shortage of qualified personnel in the operational/planning departments and field areas.
She thinks that, on a local scale, if you are an experienced operator in the agency sector “at least 10” companies will be trying to get you on board. Also, she adds that unfortunately the shipping business is a sector which is working non-stop and there isn’t enough time for newbies to stop and train from scratch.
She evokes some quotation from one of the experienced agency managers that she worked with, “Learning know-how for this sector is trying to catch a train while it is in full-speed.”
Her profession is not for everyone. In her words, people don’t want to get out of bed at 02:00 am to answer a phone call or 05:00 am in the morning to handle a crisis of a vessel, a problem with an on-signer or trouble between the local authorities and Master of a vessel.
She advises newcomers as if they are ready to innovate, ready to deal with challenges either on board or at the office as an agency operator, they can be easily successful.
Her kind suggestion is to think and accept that sector/business as a lifestyle, cannot be offline and always need to remind yourself that always someone somewhere (maybe in the middle of the world) will need your help or assistance.
Working in busy situations is enjoyable to her. Her motivation comes from a hectic office and while working in the maritime business, she became familiar with the procedures used to ensure the head owner’s requirements correctly and also timely; monitoring and determining vessels where they were and if they would assist or an application to authorities on time for transit passages, port calls or any kind of abroad deliveries.
Need to mention that she likes mostly autonomy which gives her the power of freedom to innovate; she has since her managers let her innovate in case there will be an issue/matter to be solved timely.
Also, she would like to indicate that her favourite motto is “The road to success is always under construction”
Without sea transportation, the world economy would collapse, she says while explaining why she chose Maritime Business. The marine industry is a crucial component of the global economy and is in charge of transporting over 90% of the world’s trade. Joining the marine sector involves becoming a part of a larger picture for her.
There are specifically two benefits from her perspective for joining in marine business; first is working with people from many nationalities and second having fascinating experiences that aren’t available in any other field.