CHAIRMAN & ENTREPRENEUR
Barış Özistek intermediated the sale of two successful internet companies within the SHR group, which he joined as the company CEO in 2011. He has been acting as Chairman of Netmarble EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) since 2013. Global Gaming Company Netmarble with its head Office in Seoul/Korea has offices all over the world including Istanbul and Dubai. Joygame, Wolfteam, Paramanya, MARVEL Future Fight, STAR WARS™: Force Arena and Lineage 2: Revolution are Netmarble’s most known brands in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Baris Ozistek is the Chairman of Bogazici Ventures which is one of the leading venture capitals in the region with its technology investment funds and cryptocurrency funds.
Mr. Özistek is one of the founders and a board member of “StartersHub”, the largest venture building program that supports Startups in Turkey.
Mr. Özistek has worked for several companies at top executive positions such as Adecco and Bureau Veritas in Turkey, Caspian Sea and Middle East & North Africa region. He is one of the founding partners of “Hugent”, a well-known HR company in Turkey. He is also one of the investors of various technology ventures.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing in addition to his MSc degree in Energy and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University. After studies on multiple trainings of management, sales and marketing, he completed an advanced leadership programme from IMD Business School / Switzerland.
Ozistek serves as a member of the executive board at Turkey Informatics Foundation, which is one of the leading non-governmental organizations in Turkey. Barış Özistek takes an active role in leading non-governmental organizations such as TUSIAD (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association), Women in Tech association, TUBISAD (Turkish Informatics Industry Association), GIRVAK (Entrepreneurship Foundation) and Blockchain Turkey Platformu (BCTR).