Management Team

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Hasari Çelebi is the founder of İstlink company and he has more than 20 years of proven experience in North America, Qatar and Turkey across various high-tech areas including engineering, R&D, and management. He was co-founder and CTO of Protocol Electronics in Istanbul, then he held a position as Systems Engineer at Logus Wireless in Florida, USA. Following the aforementinoed great experiences in the US, he has worked as a Researcher at Texas A&M University-Qatar campus where he participated to several projects in Oil&Gas and Telecom industries. He has extended his experiences with academic achievements by establishing the Institute of Information Technologies at Gebze Technical University as the founding director. Dr. Celebi is currently helds Full Professor position at Computer Engineering Dept. at Gebze Technical University in Turkey.  Dr. Celebi holds BSc degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in Turkey, MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University, California, USA and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at University of South Florida, Florida, USA.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Dr. Kemal Özdemir has more than 20 years of experiences in North America and Turkey in telecom and cable TV industries. He holds Systems and R&D and engineering Management positions in various companies in North America including  Philips, Triverity, Logus Wireless, CSI.  Between 1999 and 2013 he has worked in industry in the area of broadband communication with the focus on CATV systems, 4G wireless systems, and cloud solutions. In 2008, he joined CSI, a broadband telecom service provider, as a VP of Engineer and lead the team of engineers in providing contemporary testing solutions for the broadband equipment. In parallel to this full time work, Dr. Ozdemir also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at UOIT, Oshawa, Canada, where he was also an adjunct professor. Currently, Dr. Ozdemir teaches at Istanbul Medipol University as an associated professor. Dr. Ozdemir completed his BSc and MSc in electrical engineering at METU, Ankara Turkey in 1996 and 1998 in, respectively. He received his PhD from Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA in 2005 from electrical engineering. He obtained his two-year Business Management (MBA) from University of Toronto in 2010.

Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Fazlı Şahin has about 10 years of experience in ICT technologies market. Prior to joining İstlink team, he has worked in management positions in various industries such as Oil&Gas. Mr. Şahin holds BSc degree in Industrial Engineering at Işık University and MSc degree in Capital Markets at Marmara University, Istanbul.