Dr. Serhat Tatli
Entrepreneur, Doctor for Change, Consultant at WSI NGM
Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor
Serhat received his Bachelor degree in Economics from Marmara University, where he received his MBA in 2000. He holds a PhD in Contemporary Business Management from Isik University with a dissertation on Change Management and Leadership topic.
He started his professional career in Marmara University, Department of Business Administration as a research assistant between 1998 and 2000. He joined Tekofaks/Panasonic group of companies in 2000 and had executive, general manager, CEO, managing partner and board member positions for 11 years. During his professional career he managed above 300 million USD balance sheets, sales teams operating in 81 cities through 6 regions, prize winning marketing campaigns in Turkey, and sales campaigns honored by Panasonic Global & Panasonic Europe organizations. He designed and completed the M&A process between Panasonic Corp. and Tekofaks which was Panasonic’s exclusive Turkey distributer from 1981 to 2008.
Since 2011, he has been the founding CEO and Chairman of TeKeN A.S. based in Istanbul, Turkey operating in consumer electronics and mobile telecommunication sectors and TeQeN GmbH based in Stuttgart, Germany operating in renewable energy sectors. Besides, he is the co-founder of WSI-Next Generation Marketing Co. as the Turkish franchisee of the world’s no.1 Digital Marketing Franchise company.
He is involved in training and consulting facilities with the goal of sharing his experiences gathered through harmonizing theory and practice. He owns the ‘Degisim Doktoru’ brand (Stands for “Doctor for Change”) as registered mark and builds this brand framed by a creative vision. He facilitates training and consultancy as “Degisim Doktoru” on top executive personal basis, and as Linkage Inc. Principal Consultant on corporate basis. He acts as a keynote speaker and consultant in several seminars, conferences, corporate events, and universities. He touches to change, leadership, strategy, executive management, entrepreneurship, branding, digital marketing, gamification, personal development, and innovation topics at these keynotes. Although teaching at many universities as a visiting scholar, he currently delivers the Organizational Change Management courses at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University.
Beyond his entrepreneurial, managerial, consultant, speaker and lecturer titles, he acts as a TV & Radio programmer on SportsTV and Radyospor via regular weekly live shows since 2009.