Founder and President
Accucoms International BV and Accucoms (US), Inc.
Nieuwe Energie, 3e Binnenvestgracht, 23R 2312 NR Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-88-4100-400 • Fax: +31-88-4100-401
<[email protected]> • http://www.accucoms.com/
Born and lived: Born and lived in Ankara, Turkey until after graduation from university, lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands after university until recently. Currently residing in Turkey, traveling globally mainly for business.
Early life: 1981-1987 — French high school. 1987-1992 — BA degree in American Culture and Literature.
Professional career: 1992-1999 – Several international jobs in Amsterdam
1999-2000 – Sales Representative for Turkey at Swets Subscription Services
2000-2001 – Publisher Relations Manager at Swets Blackwell
2001-2004 – General Manager Extenza Marketing Solutions
2004-2014 – Co-founder and Managing Director Accucoms BV
2014-Present – Founder and President, Accucoms International BV (rebirth)
Family: Parents, sister, one niece, and one nephew who all live in Ankara Turkey.
In my spare time I LIKE: Running, fitness, yoga and meditation. Cooking when I am home. Spending time with family and friends.
Favorite books: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, Shibumi and The Summer of Katja by Trevanian, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, and several works by Henry David Thoreau.
Philosophy: “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” — Muhammad Ali
Most memorable career achievement: Saving my company from SIS bankruptcy with minimal damage for staff and customers, while showing growth within ten months after this takeover.
Goal I hope to achieve five years from now: More career and growth opportunities for staff, better services for publishers in different areas. More time with loved ones. Staying healthy and happy.
How/where do I see the industry in five years: More consolidation in publishing and services. Growth of small companies with better/more flexible services. Change in aggregation business (less big deals/more focused packages). Technology companies to reinvent themselves including services to their offering. Different alternatives for smaller publishers to be supported by (not just large publishers and/or aggregators). Societies spending more time in their membership businesses to readjust/strengthen their relations with their members.