İpek Sahra Özgüler appointed International Correspondent for PM World in Turkey



Dynamic project management professional to report news related to projects and the project management profession from Istanbul

10 December 2014 – Dallas, USA and Istanbul, Turkey – PM World has announced that İpek Sahra Özgüler has been appointed an international correspondent for the PM World Journal in Istanbul, Turkey. Ipek is a dynamic and engaging project management professional with 10+ years of experience in and connections to several of Turkey’s leading project-based technology companies.

141210-pmwj30-Ozguler-PHOTOİpek Sahra Özgüler graduated from the Istanbul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. She became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) in January 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014.

Ipek works as project portfolio manager at TAV IT Project Management Office. TAV IT is a core technology provider and systems integration company specialising in aviation. It delivers turn-key airport systems and infrastructure solutions for various parties at airports, including airport authorities, airlines and ground handling companies. Her main responsibility is to move the organization to the future by executing the organization’s strategy through portfolio management. Before joining TAV IT, she worked for global multinational companies and leading local companies such as Coca Cola, Deloitte, Turkcell Superonline and Havelsan. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in managing various medium and large scale projects, programs and portfolios.

An active writer and author, her article titled “When I Decided to Develop Multi Processing Project Manager’s System” was published in the book “A Day in the Life of a Project Manager”, authored and edited by Frank Saladis and managed by Elaine Jackson. She has published several articles in the PM World Journal and one in PMI’s PM Network magazine. Ipek is actively involved in sailing, writing and discovering new cultures.

According to PM World Journal Managing Editor David Pells, “We became familiar with Ipek through her articles for the journal. She is an enthusiastic and dynamic professional, motivated to help advance professional project management in her country. I am excited about having a representative in Istanbul, historically one of the most important and strategically located cities in the world and one that I have visited several times. We are honored to have her join our team.”

Ms. Özgüler stated, “I have also become familiar with the PM World Journal this year and have found both the journal and its teams of advisors and correspondents very well respected. Becoming an international correspondent will help me enhance my professional development, as well as further develop my writing skills. I also hope my contributions can help solve problems and advance the project management profession.”

According to Wikipedia, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. Its commercial and historical centre lies in the European part of Eurasia, while about a third of its population lives in the Asian part.


With a population of 14.1 million, the city forms the largest urban agglomeration in Europe as well as the largest in the Middle East, and the sixth-largest city proper in the world. Istanbul’s vast area of 5,343 square kilometers (2,063 sq mi) is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus strait in northwestern Turkey between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. [1]

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[1] For more about Istanbul, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul

[2] For information about Turkey, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey