Pınar AkkayaFounder & Managing Director
Fields of Expertise
- Communication Trainer
- Accredited Personal Brand and Image Consultant – London Image Institute
- Accredited Cross-Cultural Business Consultant – Berlitz Paris
- Accredited Insights Trainer – INSIGHTS Benelux
- Accredited Trainer (Worldbank – ADFIMI)
- Member of International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
- B.Sc, Management, Bilkent University ’95
- Galatasaray High School ’90 (122)
With a successful track record of high performance results during her 21-year-career with local and multinational companies, Pınar Akkaya has been involved in almost every aspect of HR, in many different cultures and industries such as banking, investment and securities, media, textiles and retail.
Her experience includes many prestigious positions in highly reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin, Li&Fung and Digiturk. As the first HR Director and member of the Executive Board for Nike Turkey and Nike Israel, she was in the leadership team who grew country business volume to fifth largest in Europe.
In 2011, Pinar launched Signature Consulting, her own consulting and training company. Signature specializes in communication training programs, personal brand and image consulting, intercultural training for expat managers and action-oriented strategic facilitation for meetings. Signature Consulting’s references include reputable multinational companies like British American Tobacco, Deloitte, Novartis, Shell, KPMG, Bosch, Alexion, Edenred as well as United Nations, each for various training & facilitation projects.
In November 2014, Pinar created the Istanbul Chapter of Apm (Association Progrès du Management) and is currently the facilitator for the monthly meetings of the Club conducted in French. Apm is an international association for CEOs, with 7500 members worldwide.
Pinar is in demand as a keynote speaker, facilitator and consulting expert on HR and management, cross-cultural consulting, communication and social media. She delivers training and facilitation services in several languages: English, French and Turkish.
She obtained her B.Sc from Bilkent University Management Faculty in Ankara with a full scholarship.
Pinar is a member of Strategic Committee of Ecole Supérieur de Commerce La Rochelle in France. She is a certified trainer from World Bank, an accredited INSIGHTS facilitator from Insights Benelux, a Member of International Association of Facilitators (IAF), certified in Professional Development Training and Personal Branding with London Image Institute and a Intercultural Business Trainer certified by Berlitz Paris.