Meltem Kurtsan completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and Master’s Degree in Phytotherapy (2009-2011) at the Pharmacy Faculty of Istanbul University. She has worked in different management levels of Kurtsan Holding since 1984. She also held the position of President of Board at Kurtsan Group (www.kurtsan.com) 2004 – 2013.
During her career she has attended several business development trainings. She completed the Harvard Business School OPM (Owner President Management) Program 1997 - 1999. She was nominated as Global Leader for Tomorrow by World Economic Forum in 1999 in Davos. She became Trademark and Patent Attorney at Turkish Patent Institute in 2001.
She became a member of TUSIAD in 2000 and was in charge of the Working Groups on Gender Equality and Intellectual Property Rights. She was the Founding President of KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) (www.kagider.org) in 2002 and was subsequently elected President for 4 years running. She was a Board Member of the Turkish Association of Corporate Governance (TKYD) which was founded in 2003. In 2004, she held the Presidency of Women Entrepreneurs Committee working under the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) and was a member of the Supreme Board of Women Entrepreneurs Committee working under The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
She continues her work as the General Manager at MK Consulting, which was founded by her in 2002. She coordinated the TUSMES Project which was funded by EU under the FP6 in 2003.
Meltem Kurtsan is working for the preparation of her Master’s Degree Thesis on Homeopathy while developing new projects for the correct usage of medicinal herbs.
Oya Guven Iyi graduated from Kabatas High School and then completed her Bachelors Degree in Chemistry at Faculty of Science and Letters of Yıldız Technical University in 2002. She continued her Masters Degree in Production Management at Institute of Social Science of Istanbul University between 2000-2002.
In 2002, she joined MK Consulting and became Trademark and Patent Attorney at the same year. She provided consultancy services about trademark/servicemark and design registrations on behalf of the Turkish Patent Institute and international institutions.
She worked as Project Consultant in TUSMES; took effective role in writing and implementing the project which was funded by EU under the FP6. TUSMES is a special consultancy and training project designed and coordinated by MK Consulting and completed between March 2004- August 2005. (Turkey’s Universities, SMEs and Science Centers’ Integration to Europe).
Oya Guven Iyi continues to assist the General Manager in the organisation of seminars and workshops esp. for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food sectors, communication with national and international experts, searching for new international experts, preparation of budgets of events, managing marketing activities in Turkey and other countries, follow up the evaluations.