Our Team


Executive Board

The Executive Board of Istanbul&I consists of eight positions, with each Board member having a specific role as a coordinator. The Executive Board makes decisions regarding the current operation and future plans of Istanbul&I.

Project Managers

All volunteering and social inclusion projects in Istanbul&I are led by one or two managers. Project managers are responsible for planning and scheduling activities, managing volunteers, communicating with collaborators, and a lot more!

Ethics Council

Led by Legal & Ethics Coordinator, the Ethics Council works on a broad range of topics related to legal and ethical issues.

Communications Team

Led by Communications Coordinator, the Communications Team works on Istanbul&I's branding, external communications, and many more.

Human resources team

Led by Human Resources Coordinator, the HR Team works on many HR-related issues from recruiting volunteers to engaging them.

The Executive Board

Junko Kanero

Co-Executive Coordinator

Tahiya moosa

Co-Executive Coordinator


Communications Coordinator

Alaa M Akbik

Financial Coordinator

Melisa Shaheen

Programming Coordinator

Jennet Hydyrova

Human Resources Coordinator

Ilker Aslan

Legal & Ethics Coordinator

Project Managers

Ara Ahmad

Food Distribution with Sokak Lambası Project Manager

Zeynep Duygu Kocakaya

Animal Shelter Project Manager


Clothes Distribution with Ahtapot Project Manager

Arzu Kaya

Book Club Co-Manager

Nefise Akçakır

Book Club Co-Manager

Halit Batur

English Speaking Club Co-Manager

Hazem B Ghazy

English Speaking Club Co-Manager

Baha Bayar

Turkish Speaking Club Manager

Omar Mohammad

Film Club Co-Manager

Majd Hamad

Film Club Co-Manager

Banu Betül Çİçek

ÇayTalks Co-Manager

Ammar Hossain

ÇayTalks Co-Manager

Ahmad Alhasan

Poetry Club Manager

Ethics Council

Ica Khoirun Nisa

Ethics Council Member

Hoang Chieu Tran

Ethics Council Member

Communications team

Sajad Safajooee

Art Director

Banu Betül Çiçek

Social Media Manager

Lama Leila

Social Media Officer

Amjad Khoulani

Photographer and Videographer

Kaouthar Khiati

Insight Analyst

Human Resources team

Nuri Taytan

HR Officer

Anas Hamadeh

HR Officer

Fatih Korum

HR Officer

Abdallah Salim

HR Officer

Click here to see some of the previous members of our management team