Professor at Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics

Born in Mardin, Turkey in 1959. After finishing high school in his hometown, he has studied medicine at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine (Ankara/Turkey). He has become an Ophtolomologist in 1987, an associate professor in 1999 and a professor in 2007.

He has been the founder dean at Namik Kemal University (Tekirdag, Turkey) and has contributed there till 2012. Then he has become a professor at Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Medicine (Istanbul, Turkey).

He has concluded his second Ph.D. in another area of medicine, namely ‘Deontology, History of Medicine and Medical Ethics’ in 2006. He still is a professor at Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics.

He is a member of various national and international scientific or non-governmental organizations. He speaks English  and Arabic.

In the area of Medical History, Ibn Sina has three books titled “Little Medical Laws (Kitab el-Kanûn el-Sagîr fi’t-Tıbb) well as numerous other books in the fields of eye diseases and literature.

He has made speeches and presentations in quite many national and international conferences, scientific and informative meetings, radio and TV channels as a speaker, panelist or instructor. Many articles of Prof. Keskinbora have been published in various local and international periodicals.

levent-kahrimanLevent KAHRIMAN
Cosmetics Manufacturers And Research Association Group Founder

Untill 2007, he worked on the cosmetics and detergents sector. In 2007, he founded his own company,which called LABER KİMYA. Untill 2004 to 2014, He actively participated in Chemists Association’s Board of Directors, for our professional rights and about the chemistry’s part of our life.

He is conducting seminars with KİMDER, and he is an educationalist about “Cosmetics Production Management and Entrepreneurship”. He presented many scientific seminars, educations, congress and has been a speaker.

In 2011, World Year of Chemistry, he and Chemists Association started the Cosmetic Congress, he is the presidency of that congress. In this year they organized 6. of Cosmetic Congress. On the other hand he is founder of Cosmetics Manufacturers And Research Association.

He is going to work as a member of the Professional Committee of Cosmetics in Izmir Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, he founded Turkey’s First Cosmetic Database which name is “cosming.com” and The Cosmetic Laboratory. In 2014, Turkey’s first organic certified products group,”Iva Natura”, started to manufacture by Laber Kimya, with the theme of “Anatolian Plant” , Now In Cosming Laboratuvar they have published 5 books and every 3 mounts, they publish a magazin which is delivering 5000 different points. And one of this books is written by him which called “Türkiye’nin Kozmetik Sektör Tarihi”. Her has a patent about cosmetics and an industrial design registration.

nazim-sekerogluProf. Dr. Nazım ŞEKEROĞLU
President of “Association of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Mediterranean – AMAPMED”
General Coordinator of “Global Federation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – GOFMAP”
Having APTI – “Late Smt. Kamal Ben Vavia Memorial Award – 2015” at “Pharmacy Institution of Madhya Paradesh, DAVV Auditorium, TakshashCampus, Indore – INDIA
Kilis 7 Aralık University, Vocational School Plant and Animal Sciences Department Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Programme

Born 02 October 1972 in Kilis, Turkey, he holds an MSc (1997) and PhD (2003) in Agricultural Engineering on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. He is the author or co-author of about one hundred peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and conference presentations as an invited speaker. Until now, he visited about fifty (50) different countries all over the world for scientific purposes.

Until now, Dr. Sekeroglu organized a number of national and international scientific congresses, and was a member of scientific boards of them. His scientific meeting organization series titled “Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP) host more than five hundred participations from fifty different countries every two years.

He is a scientific board member of some respected Journals on Plant, Food and Pharmaceutical Sciences published under Elsevier, Wiley, Springer and other European and US publishing groups.   Dr. Sekeroglu has some European (with Lithuania, Portugal and Spain) and National research projects.

He founded “Association of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Mediterranean (AMAPMED)” is also the President of the Association. He is also General Coordinator of GOFMAP (Global Federation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants).

Addition to scientific activities, he has some positions at University Management and Ministerial Duties in capital of Turkey.

He is married and has two daughters and one son.

sadrettin-karahocagilSadrettin KARAHOCAGİL
President of the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration

Born in 1964, Erzurum, Mr. Karahocagil has a bachelor degree from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences and a Masters degree in Economics from Manchester University, England. He is currently working on his doctorate thesis on “EU Common Foreign Politics and Turkey” at Faculty of History, Hacettepe University.

Mr. Karahocagil worked as District Governor at Sinop-Türkeli, Ordu-Karabüz, DiyarbakırDicle and Balıkesir-Dursunbey. He worked for Ministry of Interior as Head of Department for General Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality and was a researcher for the Board of Strategic Development. In 2002 -2003 he worked as Head of Department for European Union Education and Youth Programs at the State Planning Organization. Since 2008, he is the President of the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration.

He has attended many international meetings in his field of experience and his translations have been published in a variety of magazines and books.

selman-ayazSelman AYAZ
Head of Department of Food Establishments and Codex

Mr. Ayaz was born in Caykara district of the city of Trabzon in 1964. He completed elementary and secondary school in Yenimahalle district of Ankara. In 1989, he graduated from Food Engineering Department of Hacettepe University. He worked as a research assistant in the Food Engineering Department of Hacettepe University between 1993-1998.

He worked as an engineer at Mus Provincial Directorate of Agriculture between 1998 – 2000, as an engineer at General Directorate of Food and Control and at Feed Department between 2000 – 2002, as Head of Food Industry and Production Registration Unit of Feed Department of General Directorate of Food and Control between 2002-2009, and as Head of Food Codex Unit at Feed Department of General Directorate of Food and Control between 2002-2009. He’s been serving as the Head of Department of Food Establishments and Codex of General Directorate of Food and Control since July 2011.


ziya-sahinZiya ŞAHİN
Turkish Beekeepers Association – President
Mugla Beekeepers Association – President
45. Apimondia International Apicultural Congress – Chairman

He graduated from Mugla Agriculture Highschool in 1974 as Agriculture Technician and than graduated from Anadolu University Agriculture Faculty. He worked for Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock-Fethiye Beekeeping Production Center as Branch Chief.

He has been elected as the President of Mugla Beekeepers Association in 2003 and he is stil the president of the Association. He’s been also elected as the Vice-President of the Turkish Beekeepers Association in 2003. In 2016 Ziya Sahin elected as the President of the Turkish Beekeepers Association.

He is the Organizing Committee Chair of the “5th Mugla International Beekeeping & Pine Honey Congress” which will be organized in November 2016 and which has been organized first in 2008.

He is also the Chair of the Organizing Committee of “45th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress” which will be organized in 2017 in Istanbul.