Having undertaken various positions, such as Deputy General Manager, General Manager, Executive Committee Member/President, she is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors at Istanbul Kültür Educational Institutions. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Istanbul Kültür University.
She was born in Biga Çanakkale in 1964. After graduating from Biga Commercial High School, she completed her undergraduate degree at Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Law (1985) and her master's degree in Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences Private Law M.S. (1987). After completing her PhD in Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences, Private Law M.S. (1994), she was appointed as an assistant professor to Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Law, Commercial Law M.S.
She carried out scientific studies as DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Scholarship Holder at Münster University and Max-Planck Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs-und Steuerrecht (formerly Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter-und Wettbewerbsrecht) between the years of 1989-1991 and in 1999; and at Trier University as an Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship Holder in 2005-2006.
She retired in 2007 from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Law, the Department of Commercial Law M.S. where she received the title of Associate Professor. As of 2007, she started to work in Istanbul Kültür University Faculty of Law, Commercial Law M.S. Between the years 2007-2011, she took office as vice dean, Faculty Board of Directors and Faculty Board Member at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.
She gave courses in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels at Dokuz Eylül University, Bahçeşehir University, Eastern Mediterranean University, and Bochum University. Many articles of her have also been published in addition to her books. She worked as a legal counsel in law firms operating in the fields of corporate law, especially mergers, divisions, share transfer, and resolution of disputes between partners, including bank transfers, and as an arbitrator in national and international arbitration proceedings. She took office as the Rector of Istanbul Kultur University in June 2021.
Tamer Koçel was born in İnönü, Eskişehir in 1946. He graduated from Kabataş High School in 1963 and graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Istanbul University in 1967. In the same year, he entered the Faculty of Business Administration Professorship as an assistant and in 1968 he graduated from the 11th Term Business Administration Specialization Program of the Institute of Business Economics.
He received his MBA degree from Michigan State University in the USA in 1974 and became Associate Professor in 1975 at Istanbul University. In 1977, he graduated from the 40th semester program at the Banff School of Advanced Management in Alberta, Canada.
From 1975 to 1979, he served as Secretary General and Education Coordinator at the Institute of Business Economics. Between 1980 and 1982, he worked as a guest lecturer for two years at Roosevelt University in Chicago, USA. and in 1982 he was promoted to Professor of Management and Organization by the Istanbul University Senate.
He served as faculty member and head of the department at Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration and Institute of Business Economics and he also worked as a consultant and coordinator for some of the largest private companies in Turkey between 1983-1994.
In 1999, he transferred to Istanbul Kültür University and served as the Director of the Institute of Social Sciences, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and Vice Rector. And from September 2004 to November 2008, he served as the Rector of Istanbul Kültür University.
Between 2004 and 2012, he worked as the Director of Istanbul Kültür University Family Businesses and Entrepreneurship Research Center. Koçel currently works as a member of IKU Board of Trustees at Istanbul Kültür University.
Prof. Koçel has two books, “Business Management” and “Management Concepts and Techniques” and various copyright and translation articles.