Our Team


Project Coordinator

Ebru Şenol was born in 1971 in Ankara. She completed her secondary and high school education in Izmir American High School and Kocaeli Anatolian High School. She graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Economics (in English) in 1993. In 2009, she graduated from Yeditepe University, Department of Art Management. Having started her professional career in 1993, Ebru Şenol has worked in various posts from an expert to a department manager in banks, financial institutions and foundations of the Internal Audit and Inspection Boards between 1993-2011. She worked as Company Manager at SEV Publishing A.S. (Redhouse) in between 2011 and 2016, while being the Board Member in Turkish Publishers Association between the 2015-2016. She continued her career as the Project Coordinator of ‘Professions in Publishing Project’ in between 2015-2017, and also acted as a Publication and Finance Consultant in various institutions in 2016-2018. Since November 2018, she is the general coordinator of the Turkish Publishers Association.


Sectorial Expert

After graduating from Hacettepe University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature in 1994, she completed her graduate studies in the same department. She worked as an editor, translator and consultant in many publishing houses. She is one of the founding members of the Editors Platform. Between 2009 and 2015, she worked as a literature archive manager at Bilgi University and gave lectures on editorship at the Comparative Literature Department. In 2015 he worked as a guest lecturer at the University of Duisburg in Essen.
She worked as an sectorial expert in our Professions in Publishing project. Starting from the academic year of 2012, she created programs of the Publishing School which was initiated by Turkish Publishers Association and Bilgi University, and also gave sectorial trainings in this school. Currently, she is teaching editorship as a part-time lecturer at Boğaziçi University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature.


Administrative Manager

Aslıhan Kağnıcı has studied Statistics at Yıldız Technical University (BA) and Economics at Galatasaray University (MA). With a desire to work interdisciplinary, she started her career by working on various R & D, innovation and social projects. Since 10 years; she gained experience in R & D and innovation managements, project idea modeling, following new trends and technologies, networking, preparing and presenting project proposals to national and international funding programs, project management and coordination, administrative, technical and financial reporting, organization of pilot applications, user requirements analysis and user reviews of innovative products and services. Currently, she is working as a project consultant at Tages, which is one of the pioneer consulting company on EU projects in Turkey, and developing and managing the national fund supported projects, including information and communication technologies. She acts as both expert and consultant for the projects especially in the field of information and communication technologies platforms, as well as smart cities, open data, open innovation, social innovation projects. In particular, she coordinates the involvement of SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and sectoral NGOs in piloting such projects and benefiting from their results. Within the projects that she is assigned, she works in collaboration with many SMEs from Europe and Turkey, companies, NGOs, universities, and research institutions and public organizations.


Activity Manager

Nur Ayaz was born in 1975 in Ankara. She graduated from Japanese Language and Literature Department of Ankara University in 1997, and during the next 10 years she lived in Tokyo (Japan) and Birmingham (UK) she acted as a professional interpreter and translator in mainly social services and other public and private organizations. Between 2007-2016 she worked as a Sales Manager in international trading company in automotive and chemical departments. She frequently volunteered for social responsibility projects on education and wildlife conservation in countries such as Thailand, India and Peru. In 2019, she joined the OKUYAY project as an organization manager.


Accounting Manager

İnci Zehra Masatlıoğlu was born in Erzurum in 1973 and has spent all her education life in Istanbul. Graduated from Istanbul University Department of Business Administration, she has been abroad for a while to study English. Being a graduate of ACCA, a UK-based financial consultancy certification body,
she has been a Financial Advisor since 2005. Between 1997 and 2011she has taken variety of tasks at the Financial Affairs Department of multinational Petroleum companies. In her last assignment she has managed the Finance and Accounting implementation and processes of the International SAP project involving 120 users and more than 25,000 customers.
Currently, working at Turkish Publishers Association as Accounting Manager and at the same time, conducting the accounting affairs of OKUYAY Project.


Communication and International Relations Manager

Filiz Kocaboğa was born in 1986 in Istanbul. She graduated from the Department of History at Yeditepe University in 2013, where she studied with full scholarship. In the same year, she started her graduate studies at Yeditepe University, Department of History and worked as a research assistant between 2013-2015. Throughout of her university education life, she took both volunteered and part-time assignments in projects for classification, cataloging and digitization of archive funds at Turkey Social History Research Foundation (TUSTAV) Between 2015-2017, she worked as an assistant of Aslı Davaz, the Chairman of the Board of Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation.
She coordinated the symposiums, trainings, administrative affairs and international correspondence of the foundation with Ms.Davaz. In 2017, she began working in Turkish Publishers Association as an Administrative Assistant. Since 2019, she has been working as the Public Relations Specialist of this association. She is continuing her masters degree education in Yeditepe University, at Department of History.


Project Assistant

Ezgi Karpat was born in 1990 in Istanbul. In 2010, she completed her associate degree in Istanbul University Glass Ceramics and Tile Processing department.
After her graduation, she attended the Human Resources Management Certificate Program at Yıldız Technical University and worked as a Recruitment Specialist in an advertising marketing agency between 2012-2014. In 2016 she completed her Business Administration degree in Anadolu University and later in 2018, obtained her master’s degree diploma at Marmara University Civil Society Organizations and Governance Department. Between 2015-2018, she worked as Corporate Communications Officer at the Emergency Need Project Foundation. Having various voluntery work experiences in different NGO’s, she is currently a member of OKUYAY project team as the Project Assistant.