Güray Karacar

Güray Karacar

SECRETARY GENERAL,                                                            Corporate governance assocıatıon of turkey

Work History

Work History
May 2003 - Present

Secretary General 

TKYD - Corporate Governance Association

  • Leading the adaptation of the corporate governance best practices in family owned companies, state-owned enterprises, civil society organizations, sport clubs and political parties. 
  • Worked and executed projects with the OECD, International Finance Corporation & Worldbank,  Center for International Private Enterprise, United Nations Development Programme, European Union, Development Agencies and related ministries, 

  • Acted as country correspondent and organizational stakeholder to trend setter organizations such as Global Reporting İnitiative, International Integrated Reporting Council, European Confederation of Directors, International Corporate Governance Network,

  • Conducted national and regional researches with Boston Consulting Group, AT Kearney, Stratejico, Atieh İnternational 

Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization supported by 700 individual and 37 corporate members. Following assignments personally had during that period;

United Nations Development Programme, National Programme Coordinator, November 2005 - March 2007.

  • Led the "Private Sector and Development Project", assisting the promotion of Global Compact Project and MDG's in Turkey.
  • Member of Global Compact Steering Committee from 2005 to 2008, present audit committee member of Global Compact Network Turkey. 

CIPE - Center for International Private Enterprise, Project Coordinator and Steering Committee Member, 2006 - Present 

  • “Effective governance in boardrooms” project executed in 38 cities of Turkey together Chamber of Commerces, Unions and Borsa Istanbul,
  • Served as Steering Committee members for "Privatization in Turkey, Pakistan, Iran and Kosova" research report,
  • Serving as a Steering Committee member  on economic outlook project between Iran, Turkey and Pakistan.

Coordinator of Investor Relations Society (TUYID) October 2008 - May 2009

  • Coordinated the establishment of Investor Relations Society of Turkey and established networks locally and regionally. 

    Feb 2001 - Jun 2003

    Group Director

    Tribeca Communication Consultancy
    • Group Director of Tetra Pak Turkey, Colgate&Palmolive Group, Borusan Holding, BRISA and Ford Turkey.
    • Led two national government programs; “School milk project” with Worldbank and “Fight against street milk project” with Ministry of Health. 
    • Team executive of the European Union Communication Project from 2000 to 2001.

    Feb 1994 - Aug 1997

    Sales Executive

    Holiday Inn Hotels Istanbul

    • Reservation Officer from 1994 to 1995
    • Promoted to Sales Executive position and assisted Marketing Director
    • Developed special projects on various sectors.


    Oct 1991 - Jun 1998

    Communication Sciences

    University of Marmara

    Degree on public relations, advocacy and communications. 


    2014 - 2014

    Balance Scorecards ToT Training 


    Due diligence services training program. 

    Nov 2012 - Nov 2013

    Corporate Governance ToT Training


    Adult training and governance training skills

    2013 - 2013

    Company Secretary ToT Training


    Company secretary trainer program

    Jun 2012 - Jun 2012

    Governance and Anti-Corruption Methods Training

    International Law Institute

    International conventions and UK Bribery Act training 

    2012 - 2012

    Independent Board Membership Program

    Nestor Advisors & TKYD

    Board membership skills and professional development program

    2010 - 2010

    Sustainability Reporting

    Global Reporting Initiative - GRI

    G+ Sustainability reporting program

    May 2007 - Apr 2009

    Board Membership Expertizing Program


    Developed and executed 24 training programs on board membership with the participation of 314 board members from Turkey, Iran, Uganda. 


    Motorsports: Professional rally driver for FIAT Abarth Motorsports since 2005, joined to European Rally Championship, active competitor of the Turkish Rally Championship, 

    Participant of Paris - Dakar Series from 2003-2008 several desert rallies in Dubai, Morocco and Turkey,

    Professional volleyball player from 1981 to 1992.