ISTANBUL, Turkey – HotelsPro, a technology and reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of Companies, appointed a new Managing Director.
Assigned in senior finance executive roles at the leading companies of its sectors for a huge part of her almost 25 year business experience, Nevgul Bilsel Safkan will be responsible for the management of London, Shanghai, Orlando, Dubai and Istanbul offices. Mrs. Safkan has expertises on various areas such as e-commerce, business strategy, retail, financial analysis and reporting, financial management, auditing and business development.
Nevgul Bilsel Safkan was graduated from Business Administration in English at Istanbul University in 1993 and completed Executive MBA Program at Boğaziçi University in 2003. Starting her professional career at auditing department of Arthur Andersen at the same year, she worked in different executive roles at the leading companies of Turkey such as Superonline, Paxar Turkey and Sabanci Holding. In 2005, she joined Sabancı Group, the biggest conglomerate of Turkey, where she participated in top management roles for 11 years between 2005-2016. The first role of hers in Sabanci Group was Finance Director of Marsa Kraft Foods. After that, in 2006, she was appointed as CFO at Teknosa, the largest electronics retailer in Turkey. During her career at Teknosa, she undertook the project leadership of important company acquisitions such as Best Buy and Uzelli. She executed the leadership of successful public offering and investor relations of Teknosa. Recently worked as General Manager at Kliksa, second largest b2c e-commerce company, Mrs. Safkan joined HotelsPro as Managing Director in the third quarter of 2016.
“Having achieved significant success by participating in executive roles at Turkey’s powerful companies, we are happy to have Nevgul Bilsel Safkan in MetGlobal family. We hope that HotelsPro, already being one of the leading travel wholesalers, will reach its targets faster with Mrs. Safkan’s contributions. As MetGlobal and HotelsPro family, we say welcome aboard to Mrs. Safkan”, said Metin Altun, the CEO of MetGlobal Group of Companies.