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Volkan GUVENC
Global Operations Manager

Turkish Office

Mr. Guvenc graduated from Marmara University, Department of Economics in 1991. He performed his military obligation at the Turkish General Staff as lieutenant English-Turkish translator/interpreter. Afterwards, he worked as both a freelance and in-house English to Turkish translator specializing in finance, law and business documents. In 2002, he joined Alafranga Language Solutions Ltd. and has since acquired extensive experience with the various functions of the ALS, including project management, quality assurance, recruitment process, contracting process and strategic planning. He is currently global operations manager, responsible for general coordination.

Hiroko HAKSEVER
Project Manager

Mrs. Haksever graduated from, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Department of American & English Literature in 1981, and received Master of Science in Translation in Business & Management Translation via distant learning at Babel University (USA), Professional School of Translation in 2005. After graduating from university, she worked in a Japanese trading company as sales assistant and in an American financial institution as secretary to vice president, both located in Tokyo, Japan. After her marriage to a Turkish citizen, she moved to Istanbul in 1992. She started Japanese, English and Turkish translations in 1999.

Ugur IKINCI
PM, Turkish/English localizer
Conference Interpreter

Mr. Ikinci graduated from the Department of Translation & Interpreting Studies, Cankaya University in 2010. He has been working as a conference interpreter and freelance translator since 2008 for various localization and conference interpretation companies with which he has taken over roles for game localization projects as well as conferences, congresses, seminars of WHO, the World Bank, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Development in Turkey, the COMCEC and so on. He joined Alafranga in 2013.

Sule GONULSUZ
Finance Manager

Turkish Office

Mrs. Gonulsuz Guvenc graduated from the Department of History, Middle East Technical University in 1995. She completed her MA in History at Bosporus University in 1998. She worked as researcher for the History Foundation’s “Selanik/Interbank Project" between 1998 and 1999; as publisher for the Board of Writers of AnaBritannica of Ana Publication House, as researcher, translator and proof-reader for the Turkish edition of Encyclopedia Britannica between 1999 and 2001; as proof-reader and writer for the Board of Publication of Temel Britannica between 2001 and 2002; as the general manager for Istanbul Art Museum Foundation between 2003 and 2004. In May 2004, she began to work for Alafranga Turkish Translations Ltd., a company she has supported since it was first established.

Cemal OKTEMER
DTP Project Manager

Turkish Office

Mr. Oktemer has extensive experience in graphic design through his work at different organizations as an in-house and/or contract-based graphic designer. He joined  the Alafranga DTP team in 2013 and has undertaken many complex large-scale  DTP projects. Specialized in DTP along with 3D modeling and web design, he is competent in almost all major editing and graphic design software, such as Adobe inDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint.  He also has over 10 years of experience on user interface design for web and other systems, including mobile devices and kiosks at terminals. He is also interested in photography, music compositions and performing as a singer and guitar player.

Ilke SATIROGLU
Senior Project Manager

Turkish Office

Ms. Satiroglu was born in Istanbul. She graduated from, the University of Istanbul, department of Russian Language and Literature in 2005. After working as freelance English/Russian to Turkish translator, she joined the Alafranga team in 2006. Since then, she has been dealing with daily operations, particularly project management. She has been coordinating complex projects that we receive from international organizations and large localization companies. She has a well command of essential CAT Tools. She also acts as a trainer and, introduces and teaches CAT Tools to our freelance collaborators.

Arda KAVAKLIOGLU
Dubbing Director/Actor

Mr. Kavaklioglu completed Department of Theatre, the State Conservatoire of Istanbul University in 1994. Along the years 1994 to 1999, he also worked as theatre art instructor to the students at Istanbul Anatolian Fine Arts Lycee and Notr D'amdession Lycee. In 1995, he founded "Tiyatro Fora" together with Tufan Karabulut. Since then, he portrayed different characters on stage in 18 plays classified as drama, comedy, tragedy and absurd. In addition to his devoted actor career in plays for the last 19 years, he has been working as a sought-after dubbing director and dubbing/voice-over actor for TV movies/series, documentaries, company presentations etc. In 2012, he was nominated as the best supporting actor in Afife Jale Theatre Awards; in 2013 he was nominated as the best supporting actor in Lions Theatre Awards and in 2013, he was awarded best voiceover talent honorable mention in Indonesian International Film Festival.

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