Gizem is a serial entrepreneur who has launched and managed businesses and platforms for conglomerates and startups in Turkey for the last 15 years. She is the CEO of HAN Spaces, an international flex space operator & prop-tech platform that focuses on making businesses work in thriving & sustainable ecosystems.
Gizem started her career at Colliers International where she worked as a consultant to develop and lease international office projects and office parks. She graduated from Izmir American Collegiate Institute and Bosphorus University with a double major in International Relations and Sociology. She completed her master’s degree in Real Estate Development at Istanbul Technical University in 2009 with a thesis on Sustainable Buildings. Gizem has also founded one of Turkey’s largest fashion e-commerce sites called 1v1y.com and has held executive positions at leading Turkish conglomerates such as Doğuş Group, Ağaoğlu Group as well as global brands such as Alibaba.com and Alibaba Cloud.