Seda Kaplan Erdoğan
Speaker

Seda Kaplan Erdoğan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Seda Erdoğan is the Chief Human Resources Officer at IGA, the operator of the new Istanbul Airport, and is recognized as a leading professional in human resources management. With over 27 years of diverse experience across various industries, she brings unparalleled expertise and visionary leadership to her role. Throughout her career, she has played a pivotal role in the successful management of organizations boasting workforces of over 10,000 employees.

Ms. Erdoğan began her professional journey in 1998 at the General Motors Turkey Organization and has since held various positions in the field of Human Resources at companies including Philip Morris SA and Huawei. She has also contributed to organizations such as Starwood and Mediamarkt, and most recently, under the umbrella of Turkven, a Private Equity Fund company, she continued her career as the Deputy General Manager of Human Resources & a Member of the Executive Board at MNG Cargo Companies. Currently, at IGA, she and her team are responsible for the human resources management of more than 10,000 employees of the Istanbul Airport and its stakeholders.

Her experience is further enriched by certifications from Cornell University, the Airports Council International (ACI), and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), highlighting her expertise in strategic HR management, change management, airport communications, public relations, international law, compliance management, and ethics. Additionally, Ms. Erdoğan possesses a diverse set of skills including leadership development, talent acquisition strategies, diversity and inclusion initiatives, conflict resolution, and employee engagement techniques. These competencies have empowered her to navigate complex regulatory environments and foster a culture of ethical behavior and compliance across the organizations she has led. As a testament to her leading position in the field, her innovative approaches and dedication to excellence have consistently set new benchmarks in human resources management.