Cihan S.

Business Development & Marketing Director | Retail and Consumer Electronics


Business Development & Marketing Director in FMCG/Retail and Consumer Electronics. Transformed Turkey’s least advertised Pay TV brand to the best-selling one in a quarter, as D-Smart recorded 84% high...see more

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Advisory Board Member

Saloon Burger
8 years
Current position
May 2014 - Present

Head of Marketing; IT; R&D; Budgeting and Reporting

4 years
May 2014 - Dec 2017
Day to day and strategic management of; brand marketing, marketing communications, IT processes, budgeting, accounting and finance functions for the newly established brand in fast food...see more

Brand & Licensing Development Director & Brand Manager

Marie Claire Cosmetics, Fashion and Home Textiles (Licensing in TR, RUS and Middle East)
8 years
Current position
Mar 2014 - Present
Marie Claire is a fashion and lifestyle brand, expanding beyond publishing with Licensed products available in North America, Japan, Australia markets. As the Master Licensee for Turkey...see more

Business Development Director (Corporate Finance, IT, Marketing)

Turgut Aydın Holding (A101, Memorial Hospitals, English Home, ...)
10 years
Current position
Sep 2012 - Present
T. Aydın Holding is a privately held investment holding, employing more than 50,000 people, owning majority shares of leading companies in their respective industries: A101, Memorial He...see more

Retail Category Product Marketing and Retail Operations Manager

AirTies Wireless Networks
3 months
May 2012 - Aug 2012
Airties wireless products are connecting more than 7 million homes throughout Europe. Global Retail Operations and Product Marketing Manager / Two Projects / • Responsible of end-to-end...see more

Marketing & Business Development Trainer / Startup and Entrepreneur Coach - Consultant

Self-employed & Istanbul Business School & The Knowledge Academy
10 years
Current position
Dec 2011 - Present
- Providing group / class trainings for private education organizations and universities on Integrated marketing; Digital Strategy; Corporate Strategy; Turnaround & Change Management (i...see more

Product Category and Brand Manager

6 months
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
D – Smart – is the 2nd largest Pay TV platform and 2nd largest ADSL provider (smile), with a user base of 1.6 mn houses. Product Group Manager (Product Marketing, Pricing, Business Deve...see more

Business & Product Development Executive (Sales, Partnerships; Project Management, Brand Management)

Dogus Media Group - New Media & Digital Businesses
5 months
Dec 2010 - May 2011
Dogus Media Group (NTV) - New Media - DYG has a strong and diverse e-commerce and digital media portfolio Business and Product Development Executive (Sales, Partnership and Project Mana...see more

Freelance Marketing & Strategy Columnist

Digital Age (Kapital Medya)
13 years
Current position
Jul 2009 - Present
• Monthly articles, essays on digital marketing, changing and shifting customer preferences, digital branding, business mgmt. • Trend analysis, Big Data, Smart/Intelligent commerce, Tur...see more

Marketing – Category Lead (Customer & Market Insight Lead: Product Manager responsibility)

Best Buy Turkey
1 year
Jul 2009 - Dec 2010
Best Buy Turkey – World’s largest consumer electronics retailer opened its first European stores in Turkey. Marketing – Category Lead (Customer & Market Insight Lead: Product Manager re...see more

Business Development & Market Analyst Reporting to CEO (Strategy; Sales Management; Market Research)

Kordsa Global
2 years
May 2007 - Jun 2009
Kordsa Global – The world’s leading supplier of industrial yarn and cord fabric to the tire industry, operating in 9 countries, with annual turnover of about 1 billion USD. Business Dev...see more

Alternative Channels Operations & Marketing Coordinator

The LifeCo
4 months
Jan 2007 - May 2007
The LifeCo - A first mover in well-being business in Turkey, with point of sales in Germany, England and Sweden. Alternative Channels Marketing and Operations Coordinator • Created, bud...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Customer Insight
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • B2B
  • Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Campaign Management
  • B2C
  • Global Business Development
  • Global Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Leading Change