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Sinan Sam Akyüz Akyüz

Work History

May 2011Sep 2014

Development of International Markets

INTER S.A. SWITZERLAND
  • INTER S.A. is a Swiss raw material/commodity supplier group with global offices around the world
  •  I'm handling; product and volume-based market research through analysis of import-export data, search for new clients and distributors, finding sales agents and experienced representatives to create new potential business contracts, pricing, negotiating and doing client follow-ups; organizing trade fair and event participations worldwide, from Germany to Bangladesh to China to Colombia
  • I have developed commercial relations and sales activities in the following markets; EUROPE (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia) NORTH AMERICA (i.e. Canada, U.S.A.) EURASIA (i.e. Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan,Moldavia, Georgia), MIDDLE EAST (i.e. Lebanon, UAE), ASIA (i.e. Korea, Bangladesh), LATAM (i.e. Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador), and AFRICA (i.e. Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia)
  • In addition to my business development tasks; I have also worked and managed the developing of the Human Resources department of the company; posting job ads on various careers portals, reviewing large amounts of resumes, conducting one-on-one interviews with suitable applicants and choosing bright ones and even pre-training them for various departments ü As a result of my work, the company has penetrated and started selling in many new markets, countries and became a more well-known global player in its field
Jun 2009Apr 2011

Marketing Representative

CORNISH ASSOCIATES
  • Cornish Associates is one of the most well-respected urban planning and architectural design companies in the Northeast/New England region of U.S A.
  • I have worked on the Downcity marketing campaign, aimed at developing the positive image of Downtown Providence, capital city of the state of Rhode Island.
  • With the Marketing team and our Director, we have planned, organized and promoted special events and art festivals; written creative marketing posts daily on campaign's website and also managed its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, in addition to designing colorful visuals using Adobe Photoshop
May 2008Feb 2011

Marketing and Programming Specialist

RHODE ISLAND INTL FILM FESTIVAL
  • RIIFF is one of the sixty-three film festivals in the world that qualifies for Academy-Awards(Oscars)
  • I have worked on from organizing and categorizing the 3000+ film traffic to reviewing and selecting them according to the target audience and venues; from planning and orchestrating two sidebar programs, in addition to the main program, on my own and marketing and promoting the festival locally and internationally.
  • I have been a memorable and strong member of the team and I'm still in touch with the executive level and industry contacts. 

Education

Sep 2005May 2010

Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing

Bryant University (RI, USA)

A bachelor's degree in International Business and Marketing at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.A. 

Skills

Mac OS
I have been using Mac OS since 2008
Microsoft Office Programs
I have been using Microsoft Office programs since childhood
Russian
Studied Russian for a short while and also communicated with Russian and CIS clients
Portuguese
Worked with Brasilian and Portuguese clients
Italian
Studied Italian in Southern Switzerland also occasionally used during my communication with Italian clients
Spanish
Worked in Latin American markets for 3-4 years.
French
French high school education, worked for a Swiss company and used French daily.
English
Lived in the USA and English Education
Turkish
Native

References

Mr. Orhan Demirtaş

Chief Advisory to the ex-President of the Republic of Turkey

Mrs. Demetria Carr

Ex- General Coordinator of Rhode Island Intl Film Fest

Ms. Linet Kohen

General Coordinator of Sales at INTER S.A.

Ms. Joanna Levitt

Director of Marketing and Sales at Cornish Associates

Professional Summary

  • International professional and educational experience
  • Travel experience to 30+ countries (List provided on the second page for your convenience)
  • Linguistic skills in various levels (Turkish, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian)
  • Get-things-done work style, persistent and ability to see the big-picture
  • Responsible, pleasant, honest, creative and ability to work globally
  • Experience in International Business Development, New Market Creation, Marketing & Sales, Event Planning, Human Resources, Import-Export Procedures