Elif Bakiler

Elif Bakiler

Senior Project Manager & Growth Advisor

Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor

Elif is a left brain marketing specialist with 22 years of experience in marketing and internet; focusing mainly on e-Commerce, Business Strategy Development, Marketing for online businesses and startups.

Elif started her career as a Management Trainee in Koç Holding. During her career, she took part in all parties of the digital ecosystem (agencies, advertisers, media and e-commerce companies). To name a few of her previous employers; Arcelik, Bates Turkey, IXIR, Peppers & Rogers Turkey, BBDO Group, Hürriyet Internet Group, Otto Group Turkey and Mavi Jeans. During her corporate work experience, she nurtured her entrepreneural spirit and was therefore lucky to be involved in many pioneering projects in Turkey as an intrapreneur.

She is now heading her own e-commerce consultancy company called “e-brain Turkey”. Besides coaching startups to accelerate their online business, she is also a resident professor at Bahcesehir University MBA programme, teaching e-Business.

Elif holds a degree in Management from Bilkent University, completed the Design Culture & Management Programme at Istanbul Bilgi University and graduated from Master Studies on New Media at Kadir Has University.

She is also the founder member of IAB Turkey and Board Member of IAA Turkey.

Born in Germany and residing in Istanbul with his husband and two kids, Elif speaks English, German and a little bit of Spanish. She is very fond of singing, scuba diving and snowboarding.