Board of Trustees
Since its foundation, BİLGİ has advanced through the decisions of the Board of Trustees; it has taken strategic and future-oriented steps with the Board of Trustees. One of the cornerstones of BİLGİ, the Board of Trustees conserves BİLGİ’s unique standpoint in higher education as it coordinates the decision-making processes for new developments.
Dr. Çağrı BağcıoğluPresident
Dr. Çağrı Bağcıoğlu is currently the President of Board of Trustees of İstanbul Bilgi University.
Bağcıoğlu has previously served as the Vice President of Board of Trustees and worked as the Secretary-General at İstanbul Bilgi University. He lived in the United States for a long time and worked at higher education institutions at various positions at different capacities. Additionally, he also worked as a consultant for many higher education institutions and companies and now holds office as the Senior Vice President, INTO University Partnerships.
Bağcıoğlu, obtained his BBA in Finance and Economics at University of North Alabama, USA where he also completed his MBA. He received his doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from University of Liverpool. Living in Scottsdale, Arizona, he is married to Cindy Bağcıoğlu and has two kids.
Prof, Mehmet Remzi SanverVice President
Prof. M. Remzi Sanver officiates as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Bilgi University and Research Director in France National Center for Scientific Researches (CNRS).
Prior to these, Prof. Sanver has officiated as Rector and Academic Fellow in İstanbul Bilgi University. His scientific researches on application of mathematics on social sciences has been published in prominent scientific journals, and his works has been cited for approximately 1,000 times and has leaded to more than 70 scientific articles. He also makes editorial works in prominent international scientific publication organs in their field.
After graduating from Galatasaray High School, Prof. Sanver has been graduated from Department of Industrial Engineering of Boğaziçi University.He has completed his doctoral studies in Economics Department of the same university. He speaks English, French and Spanish.
Lale Cander officiates as a Member of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Bilgi University.
Cander currently holds office as Chairperson of the Board of TP Endüstriyel ve Ticari Lastikler Company; and continues to provide consultancy services for major companies such as Finmeccanica, Gemmo and Pirelli. She is specialized in Corporate Law and Foreign Investments Law. Prior to these, she has worked as lawyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USA for new consulate building construction. She also represents companies Iveco S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A, Top Leasing GmbH.
Cander has been graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Law and completed her post graduate studies in İstanbul University Institute of Atatürk’s Principles and Revolution History . She has completed her doctoral studies in the same university and she currently is at the dissertation stage. She is a member of İstanbul Golf Club.
Kerim Paker officiates as a Member of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Bilgi University.
Kerim Paker received his engineering degree and graduated from Rochester University in 1993. He started his professional career in the in-house consultancy department of a chemistry company based in Philadelphia, USA. While he was pursuing his Master`s Degree at Carnegie Mellon University, he continued to be a part of the company`s re-structuring projects on a part-time basis. In 1997 he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master`s degree in Business Administration.
Following his graduation, Kerim Paker established a management consultancy company named Bilgi Odaklı Yönetim Hizmetleri (Information-Oriented Management Services) and served various companies in the fields of chemistry, tourism, ICT, textile etc. inside and outside the country.
In addition to consultancy services, Paker also became both the partner and Turkey director of an Internet company with a foreign partner. Kerim Paker who has been the Vice Managing Director of Yeni Tekstil A.Ş. which is a family business since August 2003 also has been a partner and Managing Director at KRM Management Consultancy Inc. (KRM Yönetim Danışmanlık A.Ş.) in HR industry since April 2006.
He has instructed in Istanbul Bilgi University, between the years 1998-2016 on a part time basis, to both the undergraduate and graduate degree students, in the subject of the Strategic Management.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Kerim Paker acted as board member and chairman of Community Volunteers Foundation (Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı) between 2001-2014. He also works on the boards of Şişli Terakki Foundation, Genç Hayat (Young Life) Foundation and Special Employment Bureaus Association (Özel İstihdam Büroları Derneği).
He is a member of the board of trustees at Civil Society Support Foundation (Sivil Toplum Destek Vakfı) and Podem Public Policy and Democracy Studies Center.
Ahmet Selim KöroğluMember
Pharmacist Ahmet Selim Köroğlu officiates as a member of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Bilgi University.
Köroğlu currently holds office as Senior Counsellor of President of the Republic since 2015.
Köroğlu has been graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Pharmacy in 1992, and engaged in political activities and worked as pharmacist between 1994 and 2015. He is currently performing studies on "Health Insurance System in Turkey" and "Humanitarian Aids in crisis periods" issues.
Furthermore, Köroğlu is member of the Boards of Trustees of Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Foundation and Entrepreneur Businessmen Foundation and member of the Executive Committee of Political Debates Center.